Modern and Classical Languages Department

What is America’s largest national ethnic group? If you said, English, Italian, or Mexican, you’re wrong. Today, some 46 million Americans can claim German ancestry. The difference is, very few of them do. Indeed, aside from Oktoberfest, German culture has largely disappeared from…

Registration is now open for the Western Washington University Employee Language Program workshops for fall quarter.

The workshops are an initiative put forth by the President's Office to support Western faculty and staff through professional development and to encourage…

Sandra Alfers, an associate professor of German in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, has published an article in a special volume of "Études Armeméniennes Contemporaines" focusing on "Victim Testimony and Understanding Mass Violence." The volume is…

Registration is now open for the WWU Employee Language Program workshops for summer quarter. For more information on the program, please visit the program web page.

The workshops are an initiative put forth by the President's Office to support Western Washington University faculty…

Registration is now open for the WWU Employee Language Program workshops for spring quarter.

The workshops are an initiative put forth by the President's Office to support Western faculty and staff through professional development and to encourage multicultural outreach and awareness…

Hugo Garcia, an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, presented the paper "El discurso antiesclavista de tres novelas cubanas: una porfía entre la suciedad y la limpieza" in the XV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispá…

Joan M. Hoffman (Modern and Classical Languages) has published "Voces femeninas de España: Una antología," an literary anthology containing uncut poems, short stories, and drama written by some 24 Spanish female authors from Medieval times to the present. The book was…

Western Washington University professors hosted a discussion about the history and politics in “Boys in the Boat,” the Western Reads book for this school year that was recently selected as the book for Whatcom Reads.
Professors Kevin Leonard, Sheila Webb and Cornelius Partsch, from the…

Hugo Garcia, an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, has had his article "Suciedad, ciudad y sociedad en Lima por dentro y fuera, de Esteban Terralla y Landa" included in a book titled De “estranhos,…

Registration is now open for the WWU Employee Language Program workshops for winter quarter. For more information on the program, please visit the program's web page.

The WWU Employee Language Program workshops are an initiative put forth by the President's Office to support Western…

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