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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 Seniors!

on Thu, 2014/04/17 - 5:38am

French, Italian, and Spanish majors who are graduating next month are cordially invited to attend, and to bring their families to, RLL's Commencement Celebration, to be held on Friday May 16th from 10:00am to noon in the Center for Tomorrow. All seniors should please RSVP ASAP via the Commencement Questionnaire. Thank you!

Graduating French, Italian, and Spanish minors are also heartily welcome to attend and celebrate the achievements of the graduating class.

Michael Martinez-Raguso Awarded Humanities Institute Fellowship

on Wed, 2014/04/23 - 1:47pm

Michael has been awarded a UB Humanities Institute fellowship to complete his dissertation entitled : (De)Forming Woman: The Search for the Feminine Political Subject in Post-dictatorial Latin American Literature. His project traces the development (and deformation) of the feminine political subject in Latin America from the dictatorships of the Southern Cone to the current crisis of femicide on the Mexico-U.S. border.

3rd Annual L2 Workshops a Success!

on Tue, 2014/04/15 - 11:35am

This year's L2 Workshops, held on April 5th, attracted 40 participants representing 20 different institutions (both of higher learning as well as public and private schools) and five languages. Dr. Christina Agostinelli, an alumnus of UB's Department of RLL, delivered her keynote address, (Re)considering L2 Technology. Dr. Agostinelli encouraged participants to tweet their thoughts and reactions (#L2UBKeynote) during her presentation and other parts of the day. A large screen at the front of the room displayed the Twitter feed. Participants also attended morning workshops, a roundtable discussion and closed the day with small discussion tables. Many thanks to those who made this year's event a success!

To access resources from the workshops (including the Twitter feed), follow this link:

Big Buffalo Quebec Film Festival

on Wed, 2014/04/09 - 5:12pm

The Quebec Studies program at UB has the pleasure of presenting the Big Buffalo Québec Film Festival which will take place the 23rd, 25th and 26th of April, 2014. The festival will be held in the Screening Room at the Center for the Arts (CFA) on the UB Campus. There will be five total showings (2 showings per day on Wednesday and Friday at 4pm and 7pm, 1 showing Saturday at 3pm) and 3 movies shown (Souvenirs Intimes, Stardom and Maria Chapdelaine). There is no charge for entry. For more information, click here .