As the largest department in the College of Arts & Sciences, we are committed to the national goal of universal bilingualism. We teach 18 languages, offer 9 majors and 3 Masters Degrees in French, Linguistics, and Spanish. Our majors are interdisciplinary and many of our courses are cross-listed with other departments and colleges.

The purposes of our department are parallel and multiple: to promote the knowledge of languages, to study and facilitate the study of literary and other cultural texts, to study and facilitate the study of language on a theoretical level, and in all its endeavors to promote critical thinking. To these ends, the Department is committed to excellent and innovative scholarship and teaching and to the promotion of diversity and trans-cultural understanding within the department and the university.

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2011

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Divine Justice and Profane Power: Benjamin’s and Kafka’s Approach to Messianism, Solibakke Ivan Karl

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Introduction: Thoughts Unfinished and Messages Undelivered, Solibakke Ivan Karl

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Squaring the Cultural Circle: Dialectical Approaches to Reading Cultural Memory, Solibakke Ivan Karl

2010

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Deutsch-österreichische Beethoven-Bilder: Richard Wagner, Elfriede Jelinek und “der Zorn der Schreiber”, Solibakke Ivan Karl

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The Pride and Prejudice of the Western World: The Iconicity of the Great Books, Solibakke Ivan Karl

2008

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Zur Gewalt der Bilder in Elfriede Jelineks Prinzessinnendramen, Solibakke Ivan Karl

2006

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Übergänge Zwischen Künsten und Kulturen.’ Die Heine-Schumann Tagung in Düsseldorf, Solibakke Ivan Karl and Florian Trabert

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The Fetish in/as Text: Retif de la Bretonne and the Development of Modern Sexual Science and French Literary Studies, 1887-1934, Amy S. Wyngaard

2004

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Martí, Monologue, and the Metaphorical Dawn in Raúl de Cárdenas's Un hombre al amanecer, Gail Ann Bulman

2002

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Humor and National Catharsis in Roberto Cossa's El saludador, Gail Ann Bulman

2000

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Switching Codes: Class, Clothing and Cultural Change in the Works of Marivaux and Watteau, Amy S. Wyngaard

1998

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Libertine Spaces: Anonymous crowds, Secret Chambers, and Urban Corruption in Retif de la Bretonne, Amy S. Wyngaard