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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.

Miguel Matos wins prestigious Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship

on Wed, 2015/11/18 - 9:08am

The department of Romance Languages and Literatures is proud to announce that one of its graduate students, Miguel Matos, is the recipient of an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship. The department thanks Professor Amy Graves-Monroe for all her efforts to secure the award and the Graduate School for recognizing Mr. Matos's past accomplishments and future promise.

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RLL students safe, shaken by Paris attacks

on Mon, 2015/11/16 - 8:35am

RLL French PhD student Gabrielle Duval told WIVB News that she was on the métro going through the Place de la République when the explosions hit the city. Gabrielle, who is spending the year on an RLL exchange program with the University of Paris, is safe but unnerved by the attacks, and she compares the situation to the aftermath of 9/11, which she experienced at a much younger age. Gabrielle was also interviewed by campus NPR affiliate WBFO.  She and three RLL French faculty members, Amy Graves-Monroe, Maureen Jameson, and Jeannette Ludwigshared their thoughts with the UB Reporter on the implications of the attacks - for France, for the US, for the world, for students, for studying abroad. Other RLL students and recent graduates were also in Paris: Nicolle B. is teaching for the

Fulbright information session

on Mon, 2015/11/09 - 12:16pm

On Wednesday, November 11th, UB will be hosting the second annual "Fulbright: Where Will You Go?" This is a roundtable discussion about the Fulbright Program that introduces students to the different possibilities encompassed by the term "Fulbright." The objective is to introduce students to the vibrant Fulbright community at UB, which they'll be joining should they choose to apply for a Fulbright themselves. "Fulbright: Where Will You Go?" will take place from 3:00-4:30, in 107 Capen Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the Academies and the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.

Spectacular Quebec Guest Lecture

on Tue, 2015/11/03 - 5:45pm

The Quebec Studies Program is delighted to welcome Assistant Professor Dr. Karen Fricker of Brock University to UB. Dr. Fricker teaches in the Department of Dramatic Arts at Brock University. Her research interests include contemporary theatre and globalization; contemporary Québec theatre; popular performances of nation and cultural identities; Irish theatre; and theatre criticism. Her guest lecture will take place Thursday, November 12th in 930 Clemens Hall from 12:30-1:50pm. The lecture will be delivered in English and is free and open to the public. For more information contact ​





Fernanda Negrete presents research at Humanities Institute seminar

on Mon, 2015/11/02 - 5:37pm

On Tuesday, October 20th, Professor Fernanda Negrete spoke to a full room on her book project, presenting a section entitled "Clinical Aesthetics: Psychoanalysis, Schizoanalysis, and Art's Work on a Body." As the first of this year's Humanites Institute New Faculty Seminar Series, Professor Negrete's talk drew faculty and graduate students from English, Visual Studies, Romance Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, History, and Comparative Literature.

Her lecture examined the status of the body in psychoanalysis and in Gilles Deleuze's logic of sensation, proposing that the relevance of aesthetic experiences in contemporary art and literature can be grasped by bringing psychoanalysis and schizoanalysis together, through the lens of the hysteric symptom.