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.


El Tintero Journal Launches Volume 3!

5 months ago, by Angelique Dwyer

El Tintero de Gustavus is an online literary and cinematic journal written by students of Spanish at Gustavus Adolphus College. It features the original works created by students during their time abroad, here on campus, or in response to texts they have been exposed to in class. This volume featured: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, short film and […]

A MEMORY OF A TRIP THAT IS MORE THAN JUST A TRIP

5 months ago, by Maria Kalbermatten

Learning To Serve – Petatlán, 2015 By: Carlos Mario Mejía Suárez and Bjorn Kjelstad Between March 29th and April 4th the Center for Servant Leadership conducted the fifth Learning To Serve program in the city of Petatlán, located in the coast of the state of Guerrero in Mexico. This program takes place every year during […]

“LANGUAGE: INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OR COLLECTIVE CULTURE”

5 months ago, by Maria Kalbermatten

Lecture by Per Linell Senior Professor in the Department of Education, Communication and Learning at Gothenburg University, Sweden Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 pm. Confer Hall 127 The issue of individualism vs collectivism has been legion in the human and social sciences for centuries. In this presentation I would like to discuss the case of […]

News from the MLC blog…

Name Title Phone
Maria Isabel Kalbermatten Chair 507-933-7386 web
Jenny Tollefson Administrative Assistant 507-933-7391
Ana Adams Associate Professor 507-933-6079 web
Patricia Branstad Instructor of German 507-933-7390
Angelique Dwyer Assistant Professor 507-933-7419 web
Paschal KYOORE Professor of French, African, Caribbean Studies 507-933-6078 and 507-779-2514 web
Nan Li Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-6080
Sharon Marquart Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-7388
Carlos Mejia Suarez Assistant Professor 507-933-7385
Melissa Miller 507-933-7389
Jeremy Robinson Director of the Culpeper Language Learning Center 507-933-6248
Toshiyuki Sakuragi Professor 507-933-7384 web
Lianying Shan Associate Professor 507-933-7381
Darío Sánchez-González Assistant Professor 507-933-7387