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. Find out more about our Faculty Areas of Excellence!

2021-2022 Annual RLL Newsletter


Recent News

  • Congratulations to Associate Professor, Victoria Saramago, on her $60,000 NEH grant awarded for her project, "Against the Current: Electricity and Cultural Production in Brazil’s Anthropocene". These funds will go toward research and writing leading to a book on the cultural legacy of electrification in Brazil from the 1930s to the present.

  • Larry Norman is being awarded an honorary doctorate (Docteur Honoris Causa) from Université Jean Monnet de Saint Etienne. The official ceremony will be held December 7, 2022. Congratulations, Larry!

    Image by Laurent Carpentier

  • Congratulations to Chiara Nifosi ('19-'20) for accepting a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of French Studies at the University of Lisbon. Jacqueline Victor ('20-'21) has accepted a position as Education Manager at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago.