Modern Languages and Literatures offers a variety of undergraduate courses and program options in World Literatures and Cultures (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, Korean, and Russian language and culture are also offered.
Laurence de Looze is a Professor of World Literatures and Cultures, and teaches the introductory course WLC1020:From Homer to Picasso. Laurence is also a Fellow in the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities (SASAH). Visit his personal website.
Alena Robin is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Modern Languages. Her areas of specialty include Latin American Art: Baroque, Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries; Theories of Art and Artistic Literature in Spain and Latin America; Historiography of Viceregal Painting in New Spain.
A landmark study by The Cultureplex Lab at Western has explored Hispanic Baroque like no previous research project of its kind. Read more