In this era of globalization, the command of foreign languages has never been more important. Fluency in the languages and cultures of other societies has become a necessity in our engagement with the worlds of contemporary science, technology, business, and diplomacy – not to mention providing a passport to the enjoyment of literary and cinematic masterpieces created by those cultures!?
At the BU Romance Studies Department, we study and teach the languages, literatures, films, and cultures of the French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish speaking worlds. Our dedicated and creative teachers share a commitment to excellence in teaching, whether it be an introductory course or an advanced graduate seminar. Our dynamic community of students and scholars engages in leading-edge interdisciplinary study encompassing philology, post-structuralism, globalization & migration, visual arts & film, theatre & performance, gender & sexuality, Transatlantic studies, Holocaust studies, and more.
Join us to live, learn, and grow beyond the current borders of your world!
November 19, 2019
Congratulations to Stephanie Shiflett! Stephanie successfully defended her dissertation on November 18 and will graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy in French Language & Literature in January 2020. Stephanie worked with... [ More ]
November 6, 2019
The Department of Romance Studies at Boston University invites proposals for the second edition of the Second Language Learning & Disabilities Conference, to be held February 28-29, 2020, at Boston... [ More ]
November 6, 2019
Lionel Mathieu, Lecturer in French, has published a review of Language, Literacy, & Technology by Richard Kern.? Mathieu tells us: Language, Literacy, and Technology (Kern, 2019) is the culminating work of years... [ More ]
November 5, 2019
S E E K I N G V O I C E S / S E E K I N G S I L E N C E S Boston University... [ More ]