Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures is committed to leading students to intercultural competence by developing a deep understanding and appreciation for language, culture, and literature.

In this way, we prepare students to work collaboratively in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. And since studying another language — its culture, arts, history, and people — is an essential part of a liberal arts education, we also help students develop their powers of intellect and imagination. The Department offers instruction in six languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.


Post from Prof. Paschal Kyoore- Faculty Scholarship Achievement Award

3 months ago, by Seth Wilson

My research interests are very multifaceted, and that enables me to create a kind of dialogue among many disciplines, different regions of the world, and different cultures. I have published on the historical novel, the impact of colonial hegemony, female identity, and folklore among other topics. Because my publications are interdisciplinary by nature, they are […]

Spanish Majors Awarded

3 months ago, by Seth Wilson

Two Gustavus Spanish majors, Megan Kallestad ’18 and Angie Ramírez ’19 have been awarded the President’s Community Engagement Award for their work in Big Partner Little Partner and Language Buddies.

Selim Toth, German TA

4 months ago, by Seth Wilson

We applaud our German TA, Selim Toth, for his enthusiastic participation in a recent student organization event. He was co-MC for the Africa Night on March 16 organized by the Pan-Afrikan Student Organization.

News from the MLC blog…

Name Title Phone Web
Maria Isabel Kalbermatten Associate Professor 507-933-7386 web
Jenny Tollefson Administrative Assistant 507-933-7391
Ana Adams Associate Professor 507-933-6079 web
Laurent Dechery Professor 507-933-7383 web
Angelique Dwyer Associate Professor 507-933-7419 web
Paschal Kyoore Co-Chair & Professor of French, African, Caribbean Studies 507-933-6078 web
Sharon Marquart Associate Professor
Carlos Mejia Suarez Assistant Professor 507-933-7385
Jeremy Robinson Director of the Culpeper Language Learning Center 507-933-6248
Toshiyuki Sakuragi Professor 507-933-7384 web
Lianying Shan Associate Professor and Department Co-chair 507-933-7381
Darío Sánchez-González Assistant Professor 507-933-7387