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 five languages:  French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.


5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival: Ema, a Woman on Fire

3 weeks ago, by Ana Adams

  The film “Ema” starts with a fire. Specifically, it begins with the visage of a burning stoplight, and the screen pans out to reveal a woman holding a blowtorch. This woman, Ema, is setting fire to the streets. The film, directed by Juan de Dios Larraín, tells the story of this fire-starter, a dancer […]

Guie’Dani’s Navel : 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

Last month, by Ana Adams

The film, Guie’Dani’s Navel is a story quite different from others in its category with a strikingly intense main character. The movie is directed and written by Xavi Sala who portrays a story of a young girl rebelling her reality while yearning for more than servitude. The film uses long silences that may seem dull […]

Para estar a gusto – Spanish Department Food Festival

2 months ago, by Jordan Oleson

Hello everyone, I’d like to invite you all to an event on Thursday, April 15th 2021 at 6:30pm over zoom called “Para estar a gusto”. Join us to learn about and ask questions to various presenters about a variety of foods from Spanish-speaking countries! If you wish to participate further by preparing a dish and […]

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Maria Isabel KalbermattenAssociate Professor507-933-7386web
Jenny TollefsonAdministrative Assistant507-933-7391
Ana AdamsAssociate Professor507-933-6079web
Severine BatesVisiting Assistant Professor507-933-7391
Laurent DecheryProfessor507-933-7383web
Angelique DwyerAssociate Professor507-933-7419web
Paschal KyooreProfessor of French507-933-6078web
Sharon MarquartAssociate Professor507-933-7388
Carlos Mejia SuarezAssociate Professor507-933-7385
Annalise RivasVisiting Assistant Professor507-933-7389
Jeremy RobinsonDirector of the Culpeper Language Learning Center507-933-6248
Toshiyuki SakuragiProfessor507-933-7384web
Lianying ShanAssociate Professor507-933-7381
Darío Sánchez-GonzálezAssociate Professor507-933-7387
Mayra TaylorAdjunct Instructor507-933-7646
Bastian TreptauVisiting Instructor507-933-7390