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Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures

Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures

WELCOME TO CLASSICAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES & LITERATURES

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures offers courses in thirteen different languages; majors in French, Spanish, Italian, and two Romance languages; a concentration in Hispanic Linguistics; and minors in Classical Studies, French, Hispanic Linguistics, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures.

The department sponsors local chapters of the national French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, and the national Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi. In addition, the Department has a French language and cultural center, Lumieres; a French club; an Italian Club, a Spanish club, a Classics club; and sponsors scholarly talks and other events throughout the year.

 

Check out this interview with CMLL Professor Daniel Shapiro in the International Literary Quarterly

 

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FALL 2019 EVENTS:
 

THE LAUNCH OF REVIEW 98: SEPTEMBER 17, 2019; 5:00 - 8:00 PM IN SHEPARD HALL 250

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SPRING 2019 EVENTS:


Jaime Manrique's Sixth Novel Like This Afternoon Forever is on the New York Time's list of Books Coming Out in 2019 From Around The World!

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Distinguished Lecturer Jaime Manrique Wins Lifetime Achievement Prize

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THE LAUNCH OF REVIEW 97: APRIL 10, 2019; 5:00 - 8:00 PM IN SHEPARD HALL ROOM 95

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Amir Issaa in tour: lecture, book presentation and workshop on how to compose a rap song (English/Italian)
February 28 12:00-2:00PM Shepard Hall 205.


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1st Romance Languages Conference

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SUMMER READS: SEVEN MEMORABLE LATINO BOOKS TO ENJOY ON YOUR TIME OFF

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LANGUAGES IN THE NEWS:

Spanish Thrives in the U.S. Despite an English-Only Drive
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Infographics: Benefits of Language Learning
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Leadership Skills Multiply with Language Skills
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A World of Languages
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WATCH THE VISIT OF NOBEL LAUREATE MARIO VARGAS LLOSA AT CCNY!
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Language Study as a National Imperative
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Curious Map of Languages Spoken in NYC!
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Read Professor's Daniel Shapiro tribute to Gregory Rabassa:
http://www.wordswithoutborders.org/dispatches/article/remembering-gregory-rabassa-daniel-shapiro

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PAST EVENTS:

Watch Prof. Estévez interviewing Carmen Boullosa for the 2018 edition of the Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa

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Watch Prof. Manrique's CNN interview on his new book:
Como esta tarde, para siempre (Seix Barral, 2018) - in Spanish

More of Prof. Manrique's CNN interview on translation

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Review of Prof. Shapiro's translation of Roberto Ransom's Missing Persons, Animals, and Artists (Swan Isle Press, 2018) in World Literature Today.

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NYU/NSTS Annual Translation Conference
September 28-29, 2018

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Review 96: The Launch
Monday October 2nd, 2018, 5:00-8:00 PM
Faculty Dining Room, NAC, 3rd Floor


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Professors Jaime Manrique and Daniel Shapiro participated in the PEN World Voices Tribute to Edith Grossman at the ICNY

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM7qfX5kpiA

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Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures Departmental Learning Outcomes:
  1. Develop proficiency in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing the standard academic variety of at least one language other than English.
  2. Formulate and defend an analytical thesis in written and oral formats.
  3. Distinguish between reliable and unreliable primary and secondary research sources.
  4. Evaluate the strength of claims in one's own and others' writing.
  5. Summarize the cultural characteristics of major historical periods in the area of concentration.
  6. Relate individual literary or linguistic texts to their historical and cultural contexts.
  7. Interpret literary or linguistic works within critical and theoretical contexts in the tradition of at least one language other that English.
  8. Employ professional citation styles and standards of scholarly integrity.
  9. Use MLA/Chicago formats and styles properly.
  10. Develop an appreciation for the values of other cultures.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Professor Angel Estévez
Acting Chair

North Academic Center
Room 5/223
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

p: 212.650.6731
e: cmll@ccny.cuny.edu

 

 


Professor Bettina Lerner
Deputy Chair