Modern Languages and Literatures offers a variety of undergraduate courses and program options in Comparative Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities, German Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, and Spanish Language and Linguistics and Hispanic Cultures. Courses in Hindi, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, Persian, and Russian language and culture are also offered.

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Cristina Cristina Caracchini

Dr. Cristina Caracchini has written about XX Century Western Poetry, Italian Avant-Garde, Neo Avant-Garde, and Italian-Canadian literature. In the Italian Studies program she teaches courses such as Italian Journeys and Rome: the Eternal City; in the CLC program her teaching spans from the first year Ideas and Apps that Changed the World to grad courses such as What Poetry Knows.

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Silvia Silvia Perpiñán 
Silvia Perpiñán is a specialist on Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition and Hispanic Linguistics. She teaches courses on those areas, as well as Comparative Grammar of English and Spanish. Discover her course on Mediterranean History and Culture that will take place in Barcelona, Spain this May, 2016.

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Professor Yahya Kharrat's article 'Arabic has found historic home in London' published in Western News (page 4).

Dr. Laura Mosco discusses the structure, collaboration, and student reactions to Western's Study Abroad at Rondine in recent interview.

world-exhibition-1967.jpg1967: Canada Welcomes the World - A new documentary project focused on the national pavilions of the sixty countries that participated in Montreal's 1967 World Exhibition by Prof. Constanza Burucúa (Modern Languages & Literatures) will soon be exhibited in multiple locations in conjunction with Canada 150. 

Italian Professors win 2016-17 CEL Award

MLL Professor named Graham and Gale Wright Distinguished Scholar

Comparative Literature professor interviewed by the National Post

 MLL Alumna has students create handmade children's books in Spanish

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