The Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures fosters research and teaching in modern and classical European languages, literatures, and cultures at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in native languages and in translation.

The Department prepares students for professional training, graduate study, and for a global market in which knowledge of other languages and cultures is increasingly essential.

The Department offers programs in Classical Civilization, European Studies, French, German, Italian, Italian American, Medieval Studies, and Russian Studies.

News & Announcements
Tuesday 5th,  Thursday 14th,  and Thursday 21st, April 2016, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Valerio Magrelli: Translation Workshop, Center for Italian Studies. 

Thursday 21st April 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Conference by Mimmo Cangiano: “A Love Against Life: The Italian Road to Modernism;” Center for Italian Studies.

 Thursday 28th April 2016 – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Humanities Institute, Humanities Bldg., Rm. 1008
“Democratic Colonialism” and National Identity: Cultural Representations of Italian Somalia 1950-1960
Daniele Comberiati (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3)

Thursday 5th May 2016 – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Humanities Institute, Humanities Bldg., Rm. 1008
Photography as Memorial Intertext in Diaspora Narratives: New Writing by Maaza Mengiste, Nadifa Mohamed and Igiaba Scego
Emma Bond (University of St. Andrews)
In the Spotlight

Why Study European Cultures and Languages?


There are many motivations to learn a new language. It might be an interest in international travel and a desire to connect with the culture of the country on a deeper level, or it might be to improve their career prospects and employability.

In an increasingly competitive and international job market, European languages are increasingly valuable to employers. From an employer's perspective, to build and deliver sustainable growth in the world of international business, multilingual graduates are a key asset to capitalise on opportunities for growth in overseas markets. (adapted from The March 5, 2015)


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