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The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures encompasses the study of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, and Yiddish-speaking worlds. More than 300 courses are offered every year, from introductory language classes to advanced graduate seminars in literature and theory.

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paris/algiers 1969: declarations of freedom by the black american avant-garde

At the close of the 1960s leading black American musicians associated with the “free jazz” scenes of New York and Chicago left for Paris. Weary of a poisoned U.S. political climate and eager to work, they would spend months or even years in the French capital seeking new opportunities to perform and record, often alongside […]


Objectif travail: les cinéastes documentaires français dans la tourmente

Documentary filmmakers have long endeavored to make visible and to give voice to the aspirations and struggles of workers and working communities. Featuring the work of prominent filmmaker/journalist Marcel Trillat, this symposium highlights the ways in which French documentary films takes stock of changes in the workplace from the factory to the school classroom, to […]


Portuguese Program Fall Speaker Series: Dr. M’bare N’gom

Dr. M'bare N'gom event flier

Dr. M’bare N’gom, Dean of Morgan State University, College of Liberal Arts, presents, “Celebrating the Bicentennial: Blackness and Citizenship in Peru,” on Oct. 14 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Levering – Great Hall. Part of the Portuguese Program Fall 2019 Speaker Series.