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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Melitta Adamson poses next to her office in front of a long corridorJune 12th, 2018
Food Historian and Modern Language and Literatures Professor Melitta Adamson discusses how climinate change shaped the Middle Ages through famine, disease and war.

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May 10th, 2018
MLL's own Professor Alena Robin speaks with Western News about her research on Mexican painter Antonio Enríquez and her upcoming book. Read full article here. (Photo credit Aniruddho Chokroborty-Hoque/Western News).


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