Welcome to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLAC) at Marquette University! 

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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.

Department News

LLAC Spanish Students: The second virtual Diederich Experience: Univisión will take place on April 14th, 11:30 am to 12:50 pm. You will have the opportunity to hear from a team of Univision reporters and producers on what their days are like along with time for Q&A. This event is open to all students taking Spanish. Space is limited to the first 20 students to RSVP. 

La segunda Experiencia Diederich: Univisión tendrá lugar de forma virtual el 14 de abril de 11:30 am a 12:50 pm. Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad  de escuchar de un equipo de reporteros y productores de Univisión sobre el día a día en su trabajo, con tiempo para  preguntas y respuestas. Este evento está abierto a todos los estudiantes de español. Espacio  limitado a los primeros 20 estudiantes que respondan. 


LLAC Students:  Don't forget to send us your Postcards from the Pandemic to: postcardscontest@marquette.edu by Friday, April 9th! 

Dr. Todd A. Hernández, Professor of Spanish, just published an article "Explicit Instruction for the Development of L2 Spanish Pragmatic Ability during Study Abroad" in the journal System

Dr. Enaya Othman, Associate Professor of Arabic, recently published an article, "Palestinian American Women and Marital Choices Across Generations" in the Journal of American Ethnic History. 

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.

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!

2020 Department Awards Winners

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