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

Spanish


MLLC Statement on Equity

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Gustavus Adolphus Colleges publicly expresses its commitment to combat those systemic inequalities and to support those at a higher risk of being exposed to such precarities. Click here to view our full statement.

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

6 months 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

6 months ago, 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

7 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
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