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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

New Interview with Professor Valerio Magrelli, poet and translator

"My American students have exceeded all my expectations."

Valerio Magrelli is an Italian poet and an expert in French literature. He spent last winter teaching in America at Stony Brook and Yale Universities, where he was very pleasantly surprised by the American students who benefited from his passion for translation.  Please enjoy this interview with Valerio Magrelli on his work as a writer, teacher and translator.

Lectures were held: 5, 14 and 21 April 2016

Valerio Magrelli: Translation Workshop, Center for Italian Studies. 

In the Spotlight

Why Study European Cultures and Languages?

testThere 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 Independent.ie March 5, 2015)


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