Department of Languages and World Literatures
What we do
The Department of Languages and World Literatures invites students to examine language and literature as inherently human endeavours that cross time and national boundaries. We offer programs and courses in languages and global literatures, from the ancient Middle East to modern Japan and from ancient mythologies and oral traditions to current pop culture.
Going beyond the Euro-American canon, courses taught by our award-winning faculty are designed to foster plurilingual competence and transcultural literacy—valuable skills for thriving in a global economy. We welcome students in a richly interdisciplinary learning environment, synthesizing the study of languages, literatures, theatre, art history, religions, and film.
Programs & Study Options
Gain strong skills in French language and a critical insight into Francophone literatures and cultures within a global context.
Experience a practice-based approach to language learning as well as literature, culture, history, film and the environment with courses taught in English and in German.
Explore Spanish language, literature and culture. The language-learning aspect of these courses covers practical skills and daily application of Spanish.
Masters and PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, work closely with faculty across a diverse set of disciplines.
Study culture, history, linguistics, translation and much more to acquire practical skills in French and Spanish.
Explore Japanese literature, film, or popular culture in English, or learn how to express yourself in Japanese while you fulfil your language requirement.
Examine a spectrum of national literatures, historical periods and cultural phenomena through the ages and across the globe.
Who We Are
Ramine Adl | French Language and Literature
Christopher Gordon | French Language
Jelena Jovicic | French Language; French Literature; French Culture
Francis Langevin | French Language, French Liteature; French Popular Culture
Marianne Legault | French Language, French Classical Fairy Tales, French Literature
Stephanie Tolman | French Language
Alexandra Tonnel | French as a second language
Diana Carter | Spanish Language, bilingualism, Spanish language history
Grisel Garcia-Perez | Spanish Linguistics, second language teaching
Bernard Schulz-Cruz | Spanish language, Mexican history, Chilean Literature
Deborah Boyd | Spanish Language
Monica Good | Spanish Language
Carolina Restrepo | Spanish Language
Cristina Senn | Spanish linguistics
Department Head, Languages & World Literatures
Associate Professor, English
Office: CCS 391
Office: CCS 323
Assistant to the Department Head
Office: CCS 323