Academic Building, HC 221
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
The Department of Languages and Literatures provides a diverse curriculum in languages, literatures, cultures, and creative expression. Students gain a foundation in oral and written communication and the critical thinking skills necessary to explore fundamental questions of the humanities, liberal arts, and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. We create a collegial environment in which faculty, students, and staff collaborate through innovative teaching and cutting-edge research.
Many Department of Languages and Literatures’ students participate in one or more of the Study Abroad opportunities available through out Office of Global Affairs. Literature, language, writing, and other major-related courses are offered on our SHU-directed campuses in Ireland and Luxembourg. Many other courses are offered at partner institutions around the world. We encourage our majors to experience the benefits of spending part of their undergraduate years abroad and actively work to ensure that credits earned will be transferred back to the individual’s program here. Further information about current courses abroad and details about applying can be found on the Study Abroad website.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED - A NEW DATE IS TBD: The Department of Language and Literatures, the Office of the Provost and the Human Journey Colloquia Series present Poet Gina Athena Ulysse on Thursday, April 18, at 2 p.m. in the University Commons Auditorium at 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. Gina Athena Ulysse is a professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University. A feminist artist, anthropologist, activist and selfdescribed Post-Zora Interventionist, she was born in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, and her various creative projects include spokenword, performance art and installation pieces.
Sacred Heart University's Office of the Provost and the Department of Languages & Literatures present Literary Spotlight 2018, Unlocking the Word: An Anthology of Found Poetry, on Thursday, October 25, at 5 p.m. in the McMahon Commons Presentation Room. Join us for this book launch and readings from the first major anthology of Found Poetry.
Maria Dolores Jimenez Blanco is a distinguished Spanish art historian whose main field of interest is the relationship between art and politics in 20th century Spain. Since 1995, she has been a faculty member in the Department of Art History III (Contemporary) at Complutense University of Madrid. She is currently the New York University King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization for fall 2017.