Modern Languages and Literatures offers a variety of undergraduate courses and program options in Comparative Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities, Intercultural Communications, German Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, and Spanish Language and Linguistics and Hispanic Cultures. Courses in Hindi, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, and Persian 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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Read about important MLL department updates and announcements - newest issue of ModNews.

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News & Events

March 8th, 2018
Congratulations to the following MLL instructors who made the USC's Honor Roll for 2016-17: Mitsume Fukui, Maria Laura Mosco, Parastoo Nasrollahzadeh, Luca Pocci, Alena Robin, Rie Shirakawa, Kathryn Steinbock, Vladimir Tumanov, and William Turkel.
See full list here. 

February 16th, 2018
MLL's Dr. de Looze draws upon his extensive background in linguistics to discuss the basic components of communication and what a conversation with alien life may look like. Read full interview.

Headshot of Professor Yasaman RafatFebruary 8th, 2018
Professor Yasaman Rafat develops the Canadian Multilingual Speed Database, a site that collects and documents speech samples of multilingual immigrants who speak both in their native languages and English, as explored in Western News.

The University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto present the Canadian Spanish Teaching Assistant Dailogues (CASTAD 2018) Friday, February 9th, 2018. 

February 1st, 2018
MConstanza-Burucua-photo-credit-Paul-Mayne---Western-News.jpgLL's very own Professor Constanza Burucua is making headlines: Documentary project celebrates legacy of Expo 67 (photo credit Paul Mayne//Western News)

Rondine, an Italy based NGO, has been working for peace for 20 years. Rondine's President, Franco Vaccari, and Dr. Blerina Duli will explain why and how. Click here for more information.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is proud to present The Mind of Poetry: A Bilingual Conversation (English/Spanish) on Poetry, featuring Vladimir Hachinski (Professor of Neurology and Epistemology, UWO) and Teo A. Noriega (Emeritus Professor, Trent University), on Tuesday, Jan. 30th, 2018 at 2:45pm, in the Dr. David S.H. Chu International Centre (IGAB). All are welcome!

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