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Master a language. Live in that language and its culture and learn to think differently. Study complex global social and ethical issues through literature and film. This is what the faculty of LLC offers you in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian.

African Film Weekend

The African Film Weekend screens new and original African films each fall to celebrate African culture on the continent and the Diaspora through cinema. The 2018 African Film Weekend, presented November 9-11, will be themed "Exploring South Africa." Visit the event's website for a listing of films and accompanying lectures.

Feature Stories

Illustration by Katie McBride
Rays of LifeAn except from Dr. Yvonne Howell's recently edited collection of Russian and Soviet science fiction, Red Star Tales. Read More
Matt DiCintio, '00When Matt DiCintio, ’00, began researching early American tavern performances, he expected to find advertisements for short plays. Instead, he found a strongwoman. And then a lion. Similar characters and animals kept appearing. That’s when DiCintio, a history buff with “a taste for the bizarre and offbeat,” knew he’d found the subject of his doctoral dissertation. Read More

Faculty Highlights

  • Bohon Trains Teachers Leslie Bohon, the Interim Director of ESL, was one of only two U.S. professors to be asked to train Ukrainian English teachers and administrators in language teaching methods and school leadership at a national forum that was sponsored by the U.S. State Department and Peace Corps.
  • Radi Article

    French and Italian studies professor Lidia Radi published "Scrittori senza frontiere: Il caso di Elvira Dones," in Critical Multilingualism Studies.

  • Bower Article

    German studies professor Kathrin Bower published "Slumming with Cindy: Class, Precarity, and Performance in Cindy aus Marzahn's Trash Comedy,"  in German Studies Review.

  • Bonfiglio Podcast

    Dr. Tom Bonfiglio recently appeared on Podcasts@Boatwright, discussing his new book, The Psychopathology of American Capitalism.

  • Radi Book

    Dr. Lidia Radi's book Virtue of Literature in the Renaissance was recently published by Classiques Garnier.

  • Kapanga Named Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Kasongo Kapanga was named a 2017 University of Richmond Distinguished Educator at this year's Colloquy.

  • Kapanga Book

    Kasongo Kapanga recently published the book The Writing of the Nation: Expressing Identity through Congolese Literary Texts and Films. He was also recently featured on Podcasts@Boatwright, discussing the book.

  • Kapanga Service Award

    Dr. Kasongo Kapanga was recently recgonized for 25 years of service to the University of Richmond.

  • Howell Podcast

    Yvonne Howell discussed her latest book, Red Star Tales : A Century of Russian and Soviet Science Fiction as part of the Podcasts@Boatwright Series.

  • Howell Book

    Dr. Yvonne Howell published Red Star Tales, a collection of over a century of science-fiction stories from Russia and the former Soviet Union.

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Scholarship Repository Readership

The University of Richmond's Scholarship Repository shares faculty publications with a world-wide audience. The map below shows where articles from LLC faculty are being read around the globe.

Contact Us

Mailing Address
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Carole Weinstein International Center
211 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8096
(804) 287-6446

Department Chair: Dr. Olivier Delers
Administrative Coordinator: June Wise