Welcome

Our Department focuses on the four most widely used Romance languages – French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish – and on their cultural and literary traditions around the globe. Introductory Catalan and independent studies in Catalan Literature are also available.   Learn more...

Undergraduate Programs

Our faculty is committed to interdisciplinary studies. Courses and programs in RLL invite students to situate literature in the broad context of cultural productions, ranging from the canonical to alternative modes. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to tailor their plans of study according to their specific interests.  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. A strong sense of community among students and faculty, particularly within specialties, creates a graduate experience as unique as each chosen dissertation topic.  Learn more...

Latest News

Nicolau Sevcenko dies at 61

Nicolau Sevcenko dies at 61

August 18, 2014

"Harvard Professor Nicolau Sevcenko, an international expert on Brazilian cultural history, died on Aug. 13 at his home in São Paulo. He was 61." ...Continued

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News from the Harvard Libraries

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Spanish/Portuguese DVDs, new arrivals: A sangre fría, Bahía de Palma, Cita imposible, El apolítico, El disputado voto del Señor Cayo, El último verano, F.E.N., Fuenteovejuna, La cara oculta, Los cuervos, Regresa un desconocido, Siete días de enero