Upcoming EventsThere are no scheduled events at this time.
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.
- Generalprobe to Perform Tales of the Grimm Brothers
Generalprobe, the German language theater group at Washington and Lee, will perform Märchenwald, four dramatized tales of the Grimm Brothers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 14 to 16, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theater in the Lenfest Center.
- Latin America and Environmental Problems Subject of W&L Lecture
Timothy Shenk, coordinator of the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 12, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
- Domnica Radulescu to Give Edwin A. Morris Professorship Inaugural Lecture
Domnica Radulescu, professor of Romance languages at Washington and Lee University, will give the Edwin A. Morris Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.
- Ellen Mayock to Give Ernest Williams Professorship Inaugural Lecture
Ellen Mayock, professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee University, will give the Ernest Williams II Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
- Play by W&L's Domnica Radulescu, Directed by W&L's Kimberly Jew, Set for New York Festival
A play written by Washington and Lee's Domnica Radulescu and directed by W&L's Kimberly Jew will be staged for the first time at the Thespis Theater Festival in New York City in October.