Welcome to Marquette University’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures! (LLAC)

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The Future is Now

By learning languages, literatures, and cultures, you will:
• Empower yourself, expand your community, explore the world.
• Consider how identities are forged and negotiated through language & representation.
• Analyze how societies create otherness to reflect their own values.
• Examine power structures to question them.
• Uncover linguistic and cultural hierarchies to promote justice.
• Challenge class, gender, and racial inequities to foster inclusivity.


Languages Offered at Marquette

We offer courses in American Sign Language, Arabic, Classical Greek, French, German, Italian, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish through which students can meet the foreign language curriculum requirement in Arts and Sciences and other colleges. Learn more

Our Interdisciplinary Programs

Interdisciplinary programs utilize the skills from a variety of disciplines to understand and resolve complex issues. Learn more

Why Languages? We Respond

In this video, LLAC Faculty explain why studying languages is important and necessary.

Recent News:

Dr. Barry Velleman (Emeritus, Spanish) just published new research on Argentinean feminist Juana Manso (with Prof. Karina P. Belletti). Read their work here: Juana Manso. El derecho a vivir una historia de amor.

Marquette’s Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Initiative: Raising All Voices

December 8, 2020, 12-1pm

The HSI initiative is integral to campus-wide diversity efforts. Since its launch in 2016, we have moved the needle in Hispanic/Latinx student enrollment, but more than just a focus on numbers, we are working toward creating a more inclusive, welcoming, and supportive environment for all of our diverse stakeholders. Learn more about this initiative from Jacki Black, Associate Director for Hispanic Initiatives, followed by a panel discussion with students and young alumni moderated by Dr. Joya Crear, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs. Register here.

Our LLAC alumni are using their language skills in remarkable ways.  Read and hear their AMAZING stories. And if you want to share yours, send it to: tara.daly@marquette.edu. We can't wait to hear from you! 

Dr. Eugenia Afinoguenova, Chair and Professor of Spanish, was recognized in Milwaukee Art Museum's press release published by ArtFix Daily. The article recognizes three projects funded by a Marquette University Explorer Grant. Read about it here. ¡Enhorabuena!


Brian Coe, a recent student of Arabic and alum from Marquette, got an internship at the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago "doing legal research and litigation to protect the rights and liberties of Muslims who are being persecuted or harassed in the United States." Congratulations to Brian and his professor, Dr. Enaya Othman

A number of members of the Department issued a statement denouncing the loss of human lives in Kenosha and supporting antiracist efforts on campus.

Dr. Coleman launches Tinterías, the first fountain pen and stationery podcast in Spanish

Reflection on the DACA Ruling by Sophie Bolich (Spanish ADP Student)

Why Languages? We Respond (video)

2020 Department Awards Winners

Department News and Events

Languages Offered