Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Department Blog

Bonjour From Visiting Assistant Professor Kate Droske!

Bonjour!  My name is Kate Droske and I am joining the department of Modern Languages Literatures and Cultures this year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of French.  I am coming to Gustavus Adolphus College from the University of Minnesota, where I recently completed my doctorate in French with a focus on the literature of Quebec. […]

La Mesa Español

Every Tuesday of the week we gather in Confer from 6pm to 7pm to chat and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with friends and classmates. La Mesa de Español is an excellent opportunity to practice Spanish, improve speaking skills and learn about others who travelled abroad or who are Spanish native speakers. La Mesa allows students […]

Русское чаепитие * Opening Russian Tea

The first Russian Tea of the new academic year was well attended, as always. Once again the Russian Club-sponsored event attracted students and faculty from the diverse College community. The event featured the usual Tsar Nikolai Tea, закуски (zakuski), and, of course, Professor Crnković’s designer coasters, the final in the seasonal birch tree series. The […]

Meet our Spanish Language Teaching Assistant, Cintia Rodríguez

¡Hola! Soy Cintia de Córdoba, Argentina. Soy Traductora Pública de Inglés y estudié Profesorado de Inglés en la UNC (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba). Me considero una persona motivada que se involucra en programas que me hacen crecer como persona y aportan a mi conocimiento académico. Trabajé en programas universitarios que ayudaban a las comunidades nativas […]


¡Hola a todos! My name is Nate Long, and I’m a senior Spanish and Political Science Honors major. I am back on campus after spending last spring in Alicante, Spain. Spending a semester in Spain was absolutely incredible. My host family was truly amazing and made me feel like a member of the family immediately. […]

Meet Ashley Eickhoff, our Spanish Student Assistant

Hi everyone! I’m Ashley Eickhoff, a senior Spanish major and LALACS minor. I was fortunate enough to study abroad last semester in Mexico in the beautiful city of Guanajuato, where I stayed with a host family—they were a blessing, and I couldn’t have asked for a better family of which I became a member. I […]

El Tintero Journal Launches Volume 3!

El Tintero de Gustavus is an online literary and cinematic journal written by students of Spanish at Gustavus Adolphus College. It features the original works created by students during their time abroad, here on campus, or in response to texts they have been exposed to in class. This volume featured: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, short film and […]


Learning To Serve – Petatlán, 2015 By: Carlos Mario Mejía Suárez and Bjorn Kjelstad Between March 29th and April 4th the Center for Servant Leadership conducted the fifth Learning To Serve program in the city of Petatlán, located in the coast of the state of Guerrero in Mexico. This program takes place every year during […]


Lecture by Per Linell Senior Professor in the Department of Education, Communication and Learning at Gothenburg University, Sweden Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 pm. Confer Hall 127 The issue of individualism vs collectivism has been legion in the human and social sciences for centuries. In this presentation I would like to discuss the case of […]

Second Gustavus Hispanic FilmFest – Coming Soon!

Two years after its first edition, the Gustavus Hispanic Film Festival is back! Just like in 2013, this year the GHFF has been made possible through a grant received from PRAGDA, a distribution company sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. For this second edition, we are glad to have six amazing new films from […]