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.
Divine Justice and Profane Power: Benjamin’s and Kafka’s Approach to Messianism, Solibakke Ivan Karl
Introduction: Thoughts Unfinished and Messages Undelivered, Solibakke Ivan Karl
Squaring the Cultural Circle: Dialectical Approaches to Reading Cultural Memory, Solibakke Ivan Karl
Deutsch-österreichische Beethoven-Bilder: Richard Wagner, Elfriede Jelinek und “der Zorn der Schreiber”, Solibakke Ivan Karl
The Pride and Prejudice of the Western World: The Iconicity of the Great Books, Solibakke Ivan Karl
Zur Gewalt der Bilder in Elfriede Jelineks Prinzessinnendramen, Solibakke Ivan Karl
Übergänge Zwischen Künsten und Kulturen.’ Die Heine-Schumann Tagung in Düsseldorf, Solibakke Ivan Karl and Florian Trabert
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
Martí, Monologue, and the Metaphorical Dawn in Raúl de Cárdenas's Un hombre al amanecer, Gail Ann Bulman
Humor and National Catharsis in Roberto Cossa's El saludador, Gail Ann Bulman
Switching Codes: Class, Clothing and Cultural Change in the Works of Marivaux and Watteau, Amy S. Wyngaard
Libertine Spaces: Anonymous crowds, Secret Chambers, and Urban Corruption in Retif de la Bretonne, Amy S. Wyngaard