Romance Languages & Literatures

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (RL&L) is a cornerstone of the Humanities at Wesleyan and the university’s gateway to the French-, Italian-, Portuguese-, and Spanish-speaking worlds. We represent literary and cultural traditions that extend from the Middle Ages to the present.  We teach languages, literatures and cultures that span Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Our students develop and apply their knowledge and skills through the extracurricular activities and study abroad opportunities that we promote. Through a network of collaborations across departments and divisions, we support a wide array of majors, academic programs and initiatives.

Event Calendar

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Lecture: McMahon_Couti-Curran

Romance Languages Highwaymen Common Room (Romance Languages)

Monday, November 06, 2017

Lecture: Carcamo-Huechante

Romance Languages Highwaymen Common Room (Romance Languages)

Campus News

¡Bienvenidos a Wespañol!

¡Bienvenidos a Wespañol!
Seeing a need and filling it—that’s the story behind the creation of Wespañol, a newly launched online program that uses original video to help people who want to review and supplement their previous knowledge of Spanish without taking an actual class. The program’s launch coincides with the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15…


Wesleyan to Offer Muslim Studies Certificate

Wesleyan to Offer Muslim Studies Certificate
The certificate, approved by the faculty on April 25, was proposed by steering committee members Peter Gottschalk, professor of religion, director of the Office of Faculty Career Development; Typhaine Leservot, associate professor of French studies, chair of the Romance Languages and Literatures Department, associate professor of letters; and Ioana Emy Matesan, assistant professor of government,…


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