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Creole Language and Culture III

Creole artifact

This course celebrates the language of Kreyòl, and the cultures and histories of its speakers. Those looking to develop or improve their language skills and/or to work, volunteer or conduct research in the Caribbean or the Caribbean diaspora are also invited to enroll.



Ph.D student Paola Uparela is the recipient of the Shaheen Award in the Humanities

Paola Uparela

Paola specializes in Transatlantic Early Modern literary and cultural studies centering on issues of gender, race, bio-politics, and visual culture; her dissertation was directed by Professor Carlos A. Jáuregui.



Shaheen Award Annoucement


Celebrating the class of 2020

Al Grad Cap

Learn about the graduating class of 2020 including this year's department award recipients.



Class of 2020 Recognition


Congratulations to our PhD student Valeria Mora Hernandez

Valeria Mora Hernandez

Congratulations to our PhD student Valeria Mora Hernandez who has been named one of the Nanovic Institute's Graduate Fellows in European Studies for the coming academic year.




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New Book by Professor Carlos Jáuregui

Jauregui New Book Cover

Carlos Jáuregui, Associate Professor of Spanish has released a new book titled Espectros y conjuras. Asedios a la cuestión colonial. The book revisits Derrida's notion of conjure (as exorcism, invocation and conspiracy) to speak of a series of texts that symbolically try to subjugate the “Other” to the order of writing, triggering a sort of return of the repressed (i.e., otherness, violence, horror-- exorcized by the text-- return as textual ruptures and anomalies).  


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Other News

Check out the current edition of our annual Newsletter.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Fall 2018 Newsletter preview

Who Hires Liberal Arts Majors?

Last fall, The Office of Communications, visited the Notre Dame Career Expo and spoke with a number of recruiters about hiring liberal arts majors and the skills they bring to a company


College of Arts and Letters Launches International Economics Major

The ability to speak more than one language is critical to succeed in business in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, according to 88 percent of executive recruiters from those regions.

Video Student Spotlight: Natalie Boll 


Italian Studies Expands in Rome, Italy

The University has further extended its engagement with Italy with an interdisciplinary program in Italian Studies.

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Program:

Video featuring Political Science and Romance Languages major, Gregory Jenn, and International Economics (Spanish) major, Dulce Macias.


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