Talented and dedicated faculty engage students in the study of the languages, literatures, and cultures of the diverse populations that once spoke the Latin of the Roman Empire. Majors in Spanish and French learn to speak a second language fluently, explore the history and culture of its speakers through coursework and study abroad, and gain expertise in the literary arts by reading and analyzing texts produced from the medieval to the post-colonial periods.
Students may combine two languages in a Romance Language major, as well as study Italian and Portuguese language and culture. The affiliated Latin American and Caribbean Studies program provides the intellectual excitement of an interdisciplinary approach to the exploration of multicultural societies that speak French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Casa Hispánica, where students live and speak Spanish, annual dramatic performances in French and Spanish, ESOL outreach, Poetry Night, and the National Symposium on Theater in Academe all provide unparalleled opportunities for students of Romance Languages to actively prepare for the multicultural world that awaits them.
News & Announcements
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Domnica Radulescu to Give Lecture and Dramatic Reading on her New Book at Leyburn Library's Author Talk Series
Domnica Radulescu, the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Romance Languages and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, will be talking about her new book, "Theater of War and Exile: Twelve Playwrights, Directors and Performers from Eastern Europe and Israel" (2015) on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Leyburn Library's Book Nook.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Poet Seth Michelson to Give Reading on Oct. 26 as Part of Ethics of Citizenship Series
Seth Michelson, an assistant professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University, will give a poetry reading on the Ethics of Citizenship on Oct. 26 from 12:151:20 p.m. in Hillel Multipurpose Room.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Mellon Foundation Grants W&L Funds for Digital Humanities, Study of History
Washington and Lee University has received project grants totaling $950,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation one to develop new methods of teaching the humanities using technology and another to study how the lessons of history help us interpret contemporary issues.