The incomparable beauty of medieval France: the chateau at Gien evokes the solemn grandeur of an earlier age.

The remote solemnity of this Portuguese church evokes through its simple architecture an enduring natural beauty.

Toledo, the city where Spain’s three great religions (Christian, Jewish, Muslim) intermingled to produce an abundant richness of culture.

A great river flows through it: the Tiber juxtaposes monuments from Rome’s imperial past with its Catholic present.

One of Latin America’s storied cities, Havana, Cuba bears the marks of Caribbean culture from colonial times to the present.

Overview of Programs

RLL offers vibrant programs in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Our language classes have long been popular with undergraduates, including those interested in international travel and those who anticipate a global dimension to their future careers. All of our classes focus on culture writ large: we study great texts, and we do so with an eye to gender roles, traditions, communities, individual freedom, social obligations, and many other topics of critical importance today. We offer concentrations in French, Italian, and Spanish, as well as a composite major in Romance Languages, and courses in introductory Portuguese. Our Ph.D. programs in French and Spanish are comprehensive and designed to prepare careers in academia, with a focus on research and teaching. ...read more

Publications

Bulletin Marcel Proust
Since 1950, the Bulletin Marcel Proust has been the yearly publication of the Société des Amis de Marcel Proust et des Amis de Combray, a French organization devoted to the study of Marcel Proust and his works. It contains letters, documents, articles, book reviews, and a bibliography.

Revista de Estudios Hispánicos
The department is the home to the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original manuscripts in all areas of Hispanic literatures, cultures, and film, including essays on theoretical and interdisciplinary topics. 
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Oct
25
Prof. Consuelo (Chelo) Naranjo (CSIC-Madrid)
Women's Building Formal Lounge @ 7:00pm
Dec
10
various speakers
Danforth University Center Room 276 @ 3:00pm
Apr
04
Graziella Parati Prof. of Italian at Dartmouth
tba @ 4:00pm