Modern LanguagesWestern Arts and Humanities
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    German Language and Culture

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    Italian Language & Culture

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    Spanish Language, Linguistics & Hispanic Culture

Modern Languages and Literatures offers a variety of undergraduate courses and program options in Comparative Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities, German Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, and Spanish Language and Linguistics and Hispanic Cultures. Courses in Hindi, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, Persian, Korean, and Russian language and culture are also offered.


madamsonpictureMelitta Adamson

Melitta Adamson teaches German and Comparative Literatures and Cultures. An expert in medieval cooking and dietetics, she teaches courses ranging from food and medicine in the Middle Ages to Vienna at the time of Klimt and Freud. Learn More

vwolffpictureVictoria Wolff

Victoria Wolff is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies. Her research and teaching interests are Interartistic Approaches to Hispanic Literature (Music and Literature), Transatlantic Studies, and Hispanic Cultural Studies. She is particularly interested in Community-Engaged Learning. Learn More


CulturePlex Lab shows history may remember Paris attacks by one tweet from One Direction

The study charted approximately 4.3 million tweets in the wake of the Paris attacks on November 13 and found that one tweeted by Tomlinson at 6:47 a.m. on November 14 was the most active and widely shared Twitter message related to the event with more than 173,000 retweets and 208,000 likes... Read More

Cultureplex measures beauty in art using 'big data'

PhD candidate using video games to teach Italian Renaissance Epic poetry

2015 Pearl Seferian Award

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What we offer


  • Courses in Modern languages and Literatures are the gate-way to new perspectives on yourself and your world!


  • The Department encourages students to see the world through many different cultures, languages, literatures and media. To this end, we offer two different Graduate Programs, Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies.

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