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

7 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

7 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

8 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…

NameTitlePhoneWeb
Maria Isabel KalbermattenAssociate Professor507-933-7386web
Jenny TollefsonAdministrative Assistant507-933-7391
Ana AdamsAssociate Professor507-933-6079web
Laurent DecheryProfessor507-933-7383web
Angelique DwyerAssociate Professor507-933-7419web
Paschal KyooreCo-Chair507-933-6078web
Sharon MarquartAssociate Professor507-933-7388
Carlos Mejia SuarezAssistant Professor507-933-7385
Jeremy RobinsonDirector of the Culpeper Language Learning Center507-933-6248
Toshiyuki SakuragiProfessor507-933-7384web
Lianying ShanAssociate Professor and Department Co-chair507-933-7381
Darío Sánchez-GonzálezAssistant Professor507-933-7387
Bastian TreptauVisiting Instructor507-933-7390