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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.

RLL Global Lab for Undergraduates - 3/23/15

on Mon, 2015/02/23 - 8:23pm


A conversation with DR. DAVID CASTILLO (RLL Spanish Program) and DR. LAURA CHIESA (RLL Italian Program)

MONDAY, MARCH 23 2015 2:30 PM IN CLEMENS 904

What is the RLL Global Lab?  It's an interactive learning environment where you can hear the thoughts of RLL faculty members on a topic and test out your own ideas. It's also a space where to discover more about Romance language world cultures of Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas -- including the United States. 

Come work together on answers to questions like:  What is "global"? Is it

RLL student-to-student study abroad forum - 3/4/15 3pm Clemens 904

on Thu, 2015/02/19 - 3:12pm
Interested in hearing about studying abroad from seasoned experts?  How you could make study abroad part of your RLL course of study?  
Want to learn more about programs in Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Mexico, Quebec, Spain, or Switzerland?
Or the UB Argentina Summer Program (click here) - eff. Summer 2015?
Come to the first annual student-to-student RLL Study Abroad Forum - Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 3pm, Clemens 904.  
You'll be able to:  
- hear first-hand about the experiences of RLL students who've recently returned - and ask them questions 
- ask about cost,

End of Fall 2014 semester French party

on Thu, 2015/02/19 - 1:20pm

RLL students in French courses came together with French faculty and instructors to celebrate the end of a successful semester and discuss achievements and future plans.  Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to sample food from around the world carefullly prepared by French faculty and graduate students:  jambalaya (Lousiana), poulet au noix de coco (Guadeloupe and Martinique), poulet basquaise (France), riz gras (Togo), and tarte au sucre (Quebec).  Many thanks to the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures for sponsoring the event and especially to Olivier Le Blond for his outstanding organization of the celebration.

Fréderic Keiff, "L'arbre à palabres," Douala, Cameroon (2007)

RLL undergraduate career panel discussion 2/26/15

on Thu, 2015/02/05 - 1:46pm

Interested in learning more about what you can do with your degree in
French, Italian, or Spanish? Find out by registering for the Major of
the Month: Romance Languages & Literatures Career Panel Discussion
brought to you by Career Services. This panel will feature UB alumni
from the French, Italian, and Spanish programs who will provide answers
about internships, the job search process, the benefit of a BA degree,
and much more!

The panel will be conducted through a Google Hangout and will be
accessible to anyone with internet access. The panel will also be
live-streaming in 259 Capen Hall, where