Romance Languages and Literatures
news and announcements
New Italian prize awarded
Donors Emilio and Marilena Locilento awarding the first "Tutto Italiano" award to Serafina Spink, Class of 2013.
4 RLL faculty retire
At its annual end-of-the-year party, on Friday, May 3, the RLL Dept. honored its four retiring faculty, Norman Araujo, Matilda Bruckner, Dwayne Carpenter, and Rena Lamparska, who together have served BC for over 130 years.
New French Program
Professor Emeritus Rebecca Valette and her husband Jean-Paul have just released a new three-level secondary school program entitled Discovering French Today: Bleu, Blanc and Rouge.
According to the 2012-13 Boston College Factbook (p. 44), Hispanic Studies and French were among the top ten most popular undergraduate minors in 2012, ranking, respectively #3 and #10.
Foreign language skills provide sharp edge in the job market
The International Business Times reported that job seekers with bilingual skills could look forward to a profusion of opportunities in the coming year.
Professor Ourida Mostefai presented a paper at the Boston College Symposium on Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s 300th anniversary organized by Christopher Kelly (Political Science) and the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy.
This online test helps determine the appropriate course level for your language study.
Recent books by department faculty
Professor Kevin Newmark
Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012.
Professor Elizabeth Rhodes
Jorge de Montemayor: Poesía selecta, editor. Barcelona: Castalia, 2012.
Régine M. Jean-Charles, Assistant Professor of French, joined the department in 2008.
Matilda T. Bruckner, Professor of French, joined the department in 1983.
Franco Mormando, Professor of Italian, joined the department in 1994.