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

Milwaukee Film and LLAC Partnership: LLAC is partnering with Milwaukee Film Festival supporting these showings: A Place to Breathe and Finding Yingying. Please contact Dr. Eugenia Afinoguenova if you wish to see and show these films, available virtually Sept 6-9. More information available here.

MU Collaboration with Milwaukee Art Museum: The exhibition “Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920”  is on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum through October 3. Click here to find out more about this unique collaboration!

Dr. Armando González-Pérez, Professor Emeritus of Spanish, recently published a bilingual book, Chance: From Turkey with Love/Chance: de Turquía con amorwith Mission Point Press. Congrats! 

Congrats to Dr. Anne Pasero, Professor of Spanish, on her book To Keep the House and Shut One's Mouth: Of Women and Literaturea translation and critical edition of the work of Spanish writer, Clara Janés. 

Dr. Anne Pasero, Professor of Spanish, was named the inaugural Association for Marquette University Women Distinguished Professor, effective August 23, 2021. Congratulations!  

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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