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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is committed to an interdisciplinary, international, and collaborative vision of the study of language, literature, and culture. RLL is a diverse and dynamic academic unit offering undergraduate majors and minors in its core areas of French, Italian, and Spanish, and graduate concentrations in French, Spanish, and Romance Linguistics. In addition, we have emerging pedagogical and research interests in Catalan and Portuguese. RLL has cross-disciplinary strengths in Iberian and Latin American Studies, Francophone Canadian, Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Studies, Early Modern Studies, Cultural Studies, (Post)Colonial Studies, Urban and Landscape Studies, Gender Studies, Disability Studies, Poetry, Theater and Performance, Film, and Romance Linguistics.

Grace Trimper wins Sadie Raynor Altman Scholarship

on Tue, 2014/12/09 - 12:27pm

Grace Trimper - a Spanish and English double major, Education minor, and Honors College student - has received the Sadie Raynor Altman Scholarship from the Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs. The award will help her continue her studies and pursue a career in adolescence education. She plans on studying abroad in Spain next year, an experience she looks forward to having with great excitement. After graduating from the University at Buffalo, Grace hopes to continue her education at the graduate level, pursuing a Master’s degree in Education and certification to teach in New York State. ¡Felicidades, Grace!

RLL Global Lab for Undergraduates 11/3/14

on Thu, 2014/12/04 - 6:44pm

RLL's inaugural Global Lab for Undergraduates provided students from our French, Italian, and Spanish programs the opportunity to discuss with guest faculty speakers varied ideas associated with the word "global."  This first version of the Global Lab highlighted two topics:

1.  UB's Global Perspectives Academy and the Global Scholars Program - with Dr. Collen Culleton (director of the Global Perspectives Academy and Associate Professor of Spanish) and Danielle Vegas (Assistant Administrative Director, Undergraduate Academies)

2.  "Truth and Love, Then and Now" - with Dr.

TFC presents: Crêpe Tasting Night

on Tue, 2014/12/02 - 10:42am

Please join you for a clasic Crêpe Tasting night! :)

TFC presents: Contempt (1963)

on Tue, 2014/12/02 - 10:39am
The French Connection presents : Contempt (1963) with the iconic Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli Thursday, December 4th at 8PM at Clemens 930. 
This film is a classic Nouvelle Vague movie by Godard who tells the story of an

American film producer Jeremy Prokosch (Jack Palance) who hires respected Austrian director Fritz Lang (playing himself) to direct a film adaptation of Homer's Odyssey. Dissatisfied with Lang's treatment of the material as an art film, Prokosch hires Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli), a novelist and playwright, to rework the script.

TFC presents: The Big Runaround (1966)

on Tue, 2014/11/18 - 2:36pm

Bonjour à tous,

The French Connenction will be screening a classic La Grande Vadrouille this Thursday night, at 8 pm at Clemens 930. This movie, featuring Louis de Funès and Bourvil, two big comedy actors of French cinema, is  a British war comedy, set in WW II, a bomber crew is shot down over Paris during the Nazi occupation. They are helped out of the city by several good-hearted Frenchman. They make it to the steambath where they had an important rendezvous. They then begin the final part of their escape with a cross-eyed German inadvertently helping them.