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Jerry Root Publishes The Theophilus Legend in Medieval Text and Image

Jerry Root, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, has published The Theophilus Legend in Medieval Text and Image with Boydell & Brewer.

Students from the University of Utah Visit Kiel

Each year, the department of World Languages & Cultures supports a number of faculty-led Learning Abroad programs to a number of different countries.

Anne Lair Honored

Anne Lair Honored by Republic of France’s Ministry of National Education for Work in French Language and Culture Teaching

Two Humanities Professors to Lead Go Learn Trips in Fall 2017

Continuing Education’s Go Learn Program allows participants to explore the world with hand-selected U of U faculty who are experts at bringing local and international destinations to life.


Featured Courses

Voices from the Empire

Voices from Empire

Empire and the Lusotropicalist Myth in the literature of Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola, Macao, and Goa.

Featured Students

Featured Student Gus Gochnour

Gus Gochnour

"It has been a blast interning in Germany’s capital for the last 4 months. Learning about the German culture, and language in the class room is one thing, but being able to live and breathe German every day is a special experience."

Faculty Publications

Faculty Publications

Nathan Devir

New Children of Israel:  Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization. This comparative ethnographic study presents in-depth analyses of the backgrounds, motivations, and sociohistorical contexts of emerging Jewish communities in Cameroon, Ghana, India, and other postcolonial locales. 

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Immerse Yourself!

Our faculty-led Learning Abroad programs offer the opportunity to study language and culture in a number of countries across the world.

World Languages & Cultures Student and Alumni Interviews

Lee Wohlgemuth
German BA 1970, MA 1973

 Jonah Katz 
Asian Studies and Chinese

Ted Buckwalter
MA in French Literature, 1995 

Annie Omer 
Spanish Teaching 

Last Updated: 7/19/17