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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

  • Barney Awarded Ecroyd Teaching Excellence Award Dr. Timothy Barney was awarded the prestigious Ecroyd Teaching Excellence Award by the Eastern Communication Association at their recent convention in Providence.
  • Skromne Publishes on Spinal Cord Development Dr. Isaac Skromne: Cdx4 regulates the progression of neural maturation in the spinal cord. Developmental Biology, 2019, vol 499, pages 132-142 Co-authors: Piyush Joshi and Andrew J. Darr.
  • Winiarski awarded NEH Stipend
    Dr. Douglas Winiarski has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend of $6,000 for Shakers & the Shawnee Prophet: A Microhistory of Religious Violence on the Early American Frontier, 1805–1815.
  • Spera Wins Climate Change Fellowship
    Dr. Stephanie Spera has been awarded the Second Century Stewardship Research Fellowship at Acadia National Park for Climate Change, Fall Foliage and Leaf-Peepers: Effects of Precipitation and Temperature on Senescence and Visitation in Acadia National Park
  • Sackley Receive Rockefeller Funding
    Dr. Nicole Sackley has received a grant from the Rockefeller Archive Center for Mapping the Foundations: US Philanthropy in a Cold War World, 1947-1991, in partnership with Dr. Timothy Barney. This project also recently received $10,000 in start up funds from the Provost's CIE initiative.
  • Barney Receive Rockefeller Funding Dr. Timothy Barney has received a grant from the Rockefeller Archive Center for Mapping the Foundations: US Philanthropy in a Cold War World, 1947-1991, in partnership with Dr. Nicole Sackley. This project also recently received $10,000 in start up funds from the Provost's CIE initiative.
  • Jessica Chan Publishes First Book

    Dr. Jessica Chan has published Chinese Revolutionary Cinema: Propaganda, Aesthetics, and Internationalism, 1949–1966 (London: I.B.Tauris, 2019) and has a forthcoming article “Literature of the Oppressed: Lu Xun and Nikolai Gogol,” in Frontiers of Literary Studies in China.


  • 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.

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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