Romance Languages Department

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

Domnica Radulescu (back row, second from left) with the cast of Exile is My Home.

Monday, April 25, 2016

W&L Professor Domnica Radulescu Debuts New Play in New York

Domnica Radulescu, the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Romance Languages and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at Washington and Lee University, will debut her new play, "Exile is My Home," at the Theater for the New City, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, for a four-week run beginning April 28.

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Friday, April 01, 2016

Alisha Laventure '09 Joins Channel 8 in Dallas

Alisha Laventure, a 2009 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will join Dallas's WFAA/Channel 8 in July as a weekend anchor for the "News 8 Daybreak" morning newscast.

Upcoming Events

Date Event
May 5
Conversación en Español – Spanish Table
The Marketplace, Elrod Commons, 12:15 PM
May 10
Conversación en Español – Spanish Table
The Marketplace, Elrod Commons, 12:15 PM
May 12
Conversación en Español – Spanish Table
The Marketplace, Elrod Commons, 12:15 PM
May 17
Conversación en Español – Spanish Table
The Marketplace, Elrod Commons, 12:15 PM
May 19
Conversación en Español – Spanish Table
The Marketplace, Elrod Commons, 12:15 PM