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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 Alum David Turnbull Offers Unique Career Perspectives at Commencement Celebration

on Fri, 2016/05/20 - 2:35pm

RLL was pleased to welcome Career Diplomat David Turnbull (photo courtesy of Dr. Maureen Jameson) as invited alumni speaker at the Friday May 13th, 2016 celebration. Please click here to read the full text of his address.  Click here to watch the video!

Attended by an enthusiatic contingent of students, family and friends, and faculty and staff, the celebration ended with brunch and photo opportunities.  Congratulations to all for a job well done!

French major in the spotlight for cross-country project

on Tue, 2016/05/10 - 10:36am

See WKBW report featuring French and Political Science major Nick Czekaj who will bike across the United States helping build homes along the way with organizations like Habitat for Humanity.

Nick (seen on the right) completed French 212 this spring and offered, with Yousuf Zubairi, a strikingly original interpretation of a scene from Tartuffe


on Fri, 2016/04/22 - 10:58am

Contratulations to Tanya Farnung-Morrison, who has accepted a tenure-track position at Truckee Meadows Community College as Foreign Language Instructor in Reno, Nevada. She will be teaching Spanish and French.

RLL Newsletter April 2016

on Mon, 2016/04/18 - 7:31pm

Click here to read RLL's latest newletter.



Framing the Self(ie): Heterogeneity of Identities in (non)spaces

on Fri, 2016/04/01 - 11:57am

RLL is hosting the 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference for Romance Languages and Literatures.
Framing the Self(ie): Heterogeneity of Identity in (non) Heterogeneity of Identities in (non) Spaces.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles Batson, Union College
"The Dissolving [of the] Self: Early Twentieth-Century French Dance Theater"

April 1st, 2016 4:00 PM Norton 112

Breakfast : 8.30 - 9.00 - Clemens 904

Session I - 9.00 - 10.00AM
“Je me souviens”: The “I” in Québécois - Clemens 902
Relation – Trans – Révolution : le processus de la transformation de l’identité dans la cinématographie québécoise
Geneviève Oliveira (F)
The transforming body of the Loup-garou and Creation of the Quebecois Identity
Cynthia Jones
Moderator: Isabelle Fournier

“I am only one, but I am one” - Clemens 930