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We focus on the four most widely used Romance languages – French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish – and on their cultural and literary traditions around the globe. Independent studies in Catalan Literature are also available.   Learn more...

Undergraduate Programs

Today, Romance languages are spoken in Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Their rich cultural and literary heritage plays a key role in the world's multicultural societies.  Learn more...

Graduate Programs

Combining a broad knowledge of each literature through diverse course offerings and specialized research working one-on-one with faculty, our graduate programs nurture students' individual interests.  Learn more...

NEW! Language Requirement Policy 

2015 Graduate Student Orientation Schedule

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Rencontres Recherche et Création in Avignon

Rencontres Recherche et Création in Avignon

July 9, 2015

The Rencontres Recherche et Création, organized by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche and the Festival d’Avignon in partnership with the RLL department, the University of Oxford, the Collegium de Lyon, the Université libre de Bruxelles, the University of Avignon, the Sacem and the BnF, will be held on July 9-11, 2015.

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News from the Harvard Libraries

Librarian office hours in Boylston Hall!

Fall 2015: September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 12

All office hours will be 2-4pm in Boylston Hall 434.  Drop by to chat with our Library Liaisons to get assistance with a wide variety of course and research questions or ask about new library resources.