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.


4th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

Last week, by Elena Giebel

This semester, several departments have come together to put on the 4th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival which is a screening five films ranging from documentaries to drama, each directed by a latina woman. For this event, students gather in Wallenberg Auditorium every Monday to watch and enjoy a new film for class or just for […]

Kwanzaa Interview with KEYC News 12

4 months ago, by Jeremy Robinson

Prof. Paschal Kyoore was interviewed on December 17, 2018 along with three students on the celebration of Kwanzaa. The students are Ingrid Kubisa from the Democratic Republic of Congo who is the Academic Assistant for the African Studies program as well as a French tutor; Issiah Amla from Togo, and Brittney Johnson. Kwanzaa is an […]

Post from Prof. Paschal Kyoore- Faculty Scholarship Achievement Award

Last year, 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 […]

News from the MLC blog…

NameTitlePhoneWeb
Maria Isabel KalbermattenAssociate Professor507-933-7386web
Jenny TollefsonAdministrative Assistant507-933-7391
Ana AdamsAssociate Professor507-933-6079web
Myriam DaumalVisiting Instructor507-933-6556
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