Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures embraces multiple disciplinary and linguistic traditions reflecting the theoretical diversity of our fields. We offer graduate programs in French, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies, and Italian. We also provide a number of configurations for undergraduate study, including majors and minors in the languages, literatures, and cultures of Italy, France and the Francophone world, and Iberia and Latin America.



Recent News

  • Alba Girons Masot has been awarded the 2022 Janel M. Mueller Award for Excellence in Pedagogy. This award, named in honor of Janel Mueller, the William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor Emerita in the Department of English and former Dean of the Humanities Division, recognizes outstanding pedagogical contributions from our Lecturers and Senior Lecturers in the Humanities Division and Humanities Collegiate Division. 


  • Veronica Vegna, Director of the Italian Language Program,  Languages Across the Curriculum Coordinator, Senior Instructional Professor in RLL has received the 2022 Glenn and Claire Swogger Award for Exemplary Classroom Teaching. The Swogger Award was established to recognize outstanding instructors who introduce our students to habits of scholarly thinking through the College Core. Congratulations Veronica!