Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Department Blog

Crisis in Venezuela: Screening of La Soledad

La Soledad is an interesting and complex film of a personal narrative within the wider societal context of Venezuela. This film is not one that can simply be watched casually and then moved on from without further thought. Before the film, political science and history professors gave background on Venezuela’s economic and social situation, which […]

Lecture: Politics and History of the Inka Empire

Professor Steve Kosiba’s presentation on the Incan empire was incredibly detailed and timely, as it was on Indigenous People’s Day. It was a great opportunity to learn more about an ancient civilization and spark thoughts about the context in which it relates to how society perceives globalization and the cultural conflicts that exist today.  The […]

4th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

This semester, several departments have come together to put on the 4th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival which is a screening five films ranging from documentaries to drama, each directed by a latina woman. For this event, students gather in Wallenberg Auditorium every Monday to watch and enjoy a new film for class or just for […]

Kwanzaa Interview with KEYC News 12

Prof. Paschal Kyoore was interviewed on December 17, 2018 along with three students on the celebration of Kwanzaa. The students are Ingrid Kubisa from the Democratic Republic of Congo who is the Academic Assistant for the African Studies program as well as a French tutor; Issiah Amla from Togo, and Brittney Johnson. Kwanzaa is an […]

Post from Prof. Paschal Kyoore- Faculty Scholarship Achievement Award

My research interests are very multifaceted, and that enables me to create a kind of dialogue among many disciplines, different regions of the world, and different cultures. I have published on the historical novel, the impact of colonial hegemony, female identity, and folklore among other topics. Because my publications are interdisciplinary by nature, they are […]

Spanish Majors Awarded

Two Gustavus Spanish majors, Megan Kallestad ’18 and Angie Ramírez ’19 have been awarded the President’s Community Engagement Award for their work in Big Partner Little Partner and Language Buddies.

Selim Toth, German TA

We applaud our German TA, Selim Toth, for his enthusiastic participation in a recent student organization event. He was co-MC for the Africa Night on March 16 organized by the Pan-Afrikan Student Organization.

Meet Sarah Cox, Our Spanish Student Assistant

¡Hola a todos! I’m Sarah Cox, a senior biology and Spanish double major on a pre-veterinary track. In addition to being the academic assistant here, I’m also a Spanish tutor, co-president of Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Honor Society), a member of Tri Beta (Biological Honor Society), the pre-vet club, and Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, and […]

Tatianna Thurik, English TA in France

Studying French at Gustavus for four years just wasn’t enough for me. During senior year, I decided that I would like to continue learning French post graduation. So when I heard about the Teaching Assistant program in France, I started to research it. A few former Gustavus students had done the program and had really […]

Faculty Shoptalk by Prof. Paschal Kyoore

Prof. Paschal Kyoore did a Faculty Shoptalk on November 17th 2017 on the topic: “Immigration in Europe: The Past and the Future”