The Modern and Classical Languages Department offers majors and minors in French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish. In addition, a major in French Studies and minors in Classical Humanities, Latin American Studies, and Linguistics are also offered. Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian are available to interested students.

By achieving precise and effective communication in the languages of the world, the faculty share a connectedness with peoples of all walks of life and engage with a rich diversity of ideas, cultures, and political, social, and religious systems. We admire the aesthetic and intellectual achievements of these cultures while we also show compassion for their poor and needy. The study of the languages and literatures of the world enables us to better ourselves by becoming more globally aware and culturally sensitive, and it informs the way we think about ourselves as we fulfill our desires and responsibilities in civic and private spheres. We embrace the Ignatian vision of educating “men and women for others” by fostering inclusiveness both inside and outside the classroom.

Devoted to the Jesuit vision of cura personalis—concern for the individual student—we challenge students to achieve the full development of their individual talents and we foster their intellectual and spiritual growth. Consequently, as teachers and academic advisors we provide our students with personalized attention and sound guidance. No less committed to our research than to our teaching and advising, we are also active scholars, presenting our work in publications and at conferences in the United States and overseas. These scholarly pursuits go hand-in-hand with teaching, as our research interests and experiences abroad animate our courses.

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Submissions from 2003

Tribute to Ann Raia, Maria S. Marsilio

Eros and War: Lope's 'El Brasil Resittuido, Robert M. Shannon

Characteristics of a Diglossic Society: An Ethnolinguistic Case Study of Three Communities in Guatemala In Theory, Practice, and Acquisition: Papers from the 6th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium and the 5th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese, ed. by Paula Kempchinsky and Carlos-Eduardo Piñeros, Elaine M. Shenk

Writing Europe - Contemporary Literary Visions, Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Submissions from 2002

Aldecoa, Josefina R(odríguez) (1926- ), Concha Alborg

Boixadós, María Dolores (1919?- ), Concha Alborg

Esther Tusquets Vuelve a Emapzar: 'Correspondencia Privada, Concha Alborg

Fórmica, Mercedes (1918- ), Concha Alborg

Galvarriato, Eulalia (1905- ), Concha Alborg

Paradox and Contradiction in the Berlin Novels of Robert Walser, Thomas L. Buckley

Paradox and Contradiction in the Berlin Novels of Robert Walser, Thomas L. Buckley

The Genesis of Change: Shifting German Curricula at Four-Year Colleges and Universities, Thomas L. Buckley

Active Passivity in Le Roman de la Violette, Kristin L. Burr

Active Passivity in Le Roman de la Violette, Kristin L. Burr

Lost in Space: Knowledge and Identity in Meraugis de Portlesguez, Kristin L. Burr

'Or est il Elle': Desire Born of Deviance in Floris et Lyiope, Kristin L. Burr

Re-Creating the Body: Euriaut's Tales in Le Roman de la Violette, Kristin L. Burr

Re-Creating the Body: Euriaut's Tales in Le Roman de la Violette, Kristin L. Burr

Romance Inside Out" Love, Chivalry and Revenge, Kristin L. Burr

So What's a Knight? Perceptions of Chivalry in Hunbaut, Kristin L. Burr

So What's a Knight? Perspectives on Chivalry in Hunbaut, Kristin L. Burr

Dulces, animales, papelitos y tabu: Cómo integrar la Gramatica, la Linguistica y el vocabulario, Jennifer D. Ewald

Interactive Dialogue Journals in the SL Classroom: A Reflection on Reflection, Jennifer D. Ewald

¿Por qué no me escuchan? : Preparar a los estudiantes a comunicarse con hispanohablantes fuera de la clase (Why don't they listen to me?: Preparing students to communicate with Spanish speakers outside the classroom, Jennifer D. Ewald

Students on Pop Quizzes, Error Correction and Oral Participation: Investigating Issues of Morality in the Context of Second Language Teaching, Jennifer D. Ewald

Diario de Viaje con un Bávaro : Poesía, Carmen Faccini

El discurso político de Zoé Valdés: 'La Nada Cotidiana' y 'Te di la Vida Entera', Carmen Faccini

Las Técnicas de Articulación Discursiva en la Trilogía de Irma Verolín, Carmen Faccini

Una Relectura de María Eugenia Vaz Ferreira: 'La Isla de los Cánticos' y la Representación de la Mujer Modernista Rioplatense, Carmen Faccini

Corilla Olimpica 'improvvisatrice': Toward a Reappraisal of Her Life and Work, Paola Giuli

Gender, Culture and Literary Values: The Case of Corilla's Capitol Crowning, Paola Giuli

Hesiod and Theognis on Poverty, Maria S. Marsilio

Characteristics of a Diglossic Society: An Ethnolinguistic Case Study of Three Communities in Guatemala, Elaine M. Shenk

Künstlerische Europa-Konzepte im Kontext nationaler Identitatsdebatten (Trans. Artistic Concepts of Europe in the Context of National Identity Discourse), Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Nationale Identität und die literarische EU-Debatte (Trans. National Identity and the Literary EU-Discourse), Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Österreich-Debatte(n) im europäischen Kontext (Trans. Austrian Discourse(s) in a European Context), Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Post German Unification Responses in German Film and Media, Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Submissions from 2001

Review of "Understanding Camilo Jose Cela", Concha Alborg

Educating Women? The Role of Women in Adalbert's Stifter's 'Der Nachsommer' and Gottfried Keller's 'Der Grune Heinrich', Thomas L. Buckley

A Hero in Transition: Gauvain in 'La Vengeance Raguidel', Kristin L. Burr

A Hero in Transition: Gauvain in La Vengeance Raguidel, Kristin L. Burr

Defining the Courtly Lady: Gender Transvestism in Meraugis de Portlesguez, Kristin L. Burr

Is Chivalry Dead? Knighthood in 'Meraugis de Portlesgeuz', Kristin L. Burr

Improvisation and the Mask at the Ecole du Vieux-Colombier: The Case of Suzanne Bing, Thomas J. Donahue

¿Por qué no me escuchan? : Preparar a los estudiantes a comunicarse con hispanohablantes fuera de la clase, Jennifer D. Ewald

Benedetti Revisitado a Propósito de 'La Sirena Viuda y Otros Cuentos', Carmen Faccini

Mario Bendetti: Un Discurso Contrahegmónico en el Exilio, Carmen Faccini

Mas Allá del Canon: Poesía Rioplatense Hacia el Siglo XXI, Carmen Faccini

Novísima Poesía Rioplatense, Carmen Faccini

'Se Precisan Niños Para Amanecer' (El Discurso Infantil en la Obra del Exilio de Mario Benedetti), Carmen Faccini

Anna Banti's 'Artemisia': Reinscribing the Female Gaze in Italian Literature and Art, Paola Giuli

Illustrious Women: Rumor and Reputation in Eighteenth-Century Italy, Paola Giuli

La cultura dell'improvviso: Women Poets in Aracdia, Paola Giuli

Women Poets and Improvisers: Cultural Assumptions and Literacy Values in Arcadia, Paola Giuli

Lessons Learned from Barbara McManus on Teaching and Researching Vergil, Homer, and Hesiod, Maria S. Marsilio

Lessons Learned from Barbara McManus on Teaching and Researching Vergil, Homer, and Hesiod, Maria S. Marsilio

Review of "The Emptiness of Asia: Aeschylus' Persians and the History of the Fifth Century", Maria S. Marsilio

El Nuevo Mundo Desubierto por Cristobal Colon: Una Edicion Critica y Bilingue/ The New World Discovered by Christopher Columbus: A Critical and Bilingual Edition, Robert M. Shannon

International Journal of Hispanic Studies and Linguistics / Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Hispanicos y Linguistica, Robert M. Shannon

Las Picaras del Arcipreste, Robert M. Shannon

Lope de Vega: The New World Discovered by Christopher Colombus: A Critical Bilengual Edition, Robert M. Shannon

The Isolation of America: The Ideological and Poetic Purpose of Misrepresentation, Robert M. Shannon

Reflections on the 'New Germany' after 1989 I: Post-1989 German Film, Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Social Break and Cultural Change in Eastern Germany at the Turn of This Century, Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Submissions from 2000

Beyond Jet-Lag: Other Stories, Concha Alborg

La Ausencia Materna en 'La Intimidad' de Nuria Amat: Antecedente de la Locura y la Escritura, Concha Alborg

Madres e Hijas en la Narrativa Española Contemporánea Escrita por Mujeres: Mártires, Monstruos o Musas?, Concha Alborg

Modelos de Mujer de Almudena Grandes: Mujeres sin Medida, Concha Alborg

Mujer en Guerra de Maruja Torres: Periodismo y Literatura, Concha Alborg

'Mujer en Guerra' de Maruja Torres: Periodismo y Literatura, Concha Alborg

'Secretos del Corazon' de Montxo Armedariz: una (Re)vision del Passado Espanol, Concha Alborg

Secretos del Corazón de Montxo Armendáriz: una (Re)visión del Pasado Español, Concha Alborg

Small Group Work: Voices from Both Sides of the Desk, Jennifer D. Ewald

What's Up With Group Work?: Pedagogical Theory Encounters Classroom Reality, Jennifer D. Ewald

(Re)escritura de una Identidad Atomizada (Mario Benedetti), Carmen Faccini

(Re)escritura de una Identidad Atomizada (Mario Benedetti), Carmen Faccini

Anna Banti's 'Artemisia': Reinscribing the Female Gaze in Literature and Art, Paola Giuli

Farming and Poetry in Hesiod's Works and Days, Maria S. Marsilio

Poverty in Hesiod and Theognis, Maria S. Marsilio

Review of "Asclepiades of Samos and Leonidas of Tarentum: The Poems", Maria S. Marsilio

The Poetics of Hesiod's Winter, Maria S. Marsilio

Berlin 2000: From the 'Zero Hour' to the 'Berlin Republic', Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Deutsche Texte - Europäischer Kontext (Trans. German Texts in a European Context), Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Deutsche und Multikulturelle Europa-Diskurse in Text und Film (Trans. German and Multicultural Concepts of Europe in Texts and Films), Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

'Europa 2000': Germany + Austria + Switzerland in the Classroom, Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Europäische Identität und deutschsprachige Visionen: Europa-Perspektiven, Europa-Kritik (Trans. European Identities and German Visions: Perspectives and Criticism of Europe), Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Post-Wall Germany: Thoughts after the 10th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Ten Years after German Unification: New Discourses and/or New Writers, Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Submissions from 1999

Madres e Hijas en la Narrativa Espanola Contemporanea Escrita por Mujeres: Martires, Monstruos o Musas?, Concha Alborg

'Modelos de Mujer' de Almudena Grandes: Mujeres sin Medida, Concha Alborg

Review of "Cine y Literatura: la Obra de Jesús Fernández Santos", by Susana Pastor Cesteros, Concha Alborg

Edouard Ourliac's 'Contes de Bocage' (1843): Recounting History, Crafting Fiction, Robert R. Daniel

A Plea for Published Reports on the Applications of a Critical Pedagogy to 'Language Study Poper', Jennifer D. Ewald

What's Up With Group Work?: Pedagogical Theory Encounters Classroom Reality, Jennifer D. Ewald

Convergencias y Divergencias en el Discurso Político Cubano de Sandra Pérez Lozano y Zoé Valdés, Carmen Faccini

Hacia la Configuración de un Discurso Contrahegemónico del Exilio Uruguayo (Poesía de Mario Benedetti), Carmen Faccini

Professional Performers: The Precarious Popularity of Women Improvisers, Paola Giuli

Sexual/ Textual Politics in Eighteenth-Century Italy: A Woman's Perspective in Unedited Letters and Poems, Paola Giuli

Traces of a Sisterhood: Corilla Olimpica as Corinne's Unacknowledged Alter Ego, Paola Giuli

Female Duty in O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra, Maria S. Marsilio