Welcome to the Department of Romance and Classical Studies! Our department fosters the study of the human experience as expressed historically and globally in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, and in the languages and cultural heritage of ancient Greece and Rome. We enable students to become proficient in these languages and think critically about their world.
Main Office Contact Info:
Romance and Classical Studies
619 Red Cedar Road
Wells Hall B-331
East Lansing, MI 48824
P: (517) 355-8350
F: (517) 432-2736
Dr. Joseph Francese
Professor of Italian
"For his superior scholarship, outstanding teaching, and extensive service to MSU and the Michigan community, Dr. Francese is highly deserving of the Michigan State University William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award."
Prof. Safoi Babana-Hampton (c.) accompanied by French journalist Cyril Payen (l.) meets with French Minister of Veterans’ Affairs and National Memory, Mr. Jean-Marc Todeschini (r.) and the Deputy Minister Serge Barcellini as part of her documentary film “Hmong Memory at the Crossroads."
Spring 2015 Hours:
Wednesdays - 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Thursdays - 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Held in B-135 Wells Hall
Spring 2015 Hours:
Tuesdays: 1:00 -2:00 PM
B-135 Wells Hall
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Politics of Language: Exploring and Translating Identities in an Era of Globalization
Presentations: B342 Wells Hall
Lunch: B104 Wells Hall
Keynote Speaker: Rooms B210 & B310
Video Project by Professor Rocio Quispe-Agnoli
7:30PM-8:30PM, Wells Hall B Wing Presentation Space. Sponsored by the MSU Spanish Club.
"In the Shadow of Cortes: From Veracruz to Mexico City." Look Out! Gallery, RCAH (C200 Snyder Hall, 2nd Floor). Open to the public M-F 12:00 - 2:00 PM and during events.
3:00-4:00 PM, C204 Snyder Hall (RCAH)
Keynote presentation by Prof. Kathleen Myers, Professor of Latin American Literature and History, Exhibit curator, Indiana University.
4:00-5:30 PM: Look Out! Gallery, RCAH (Snyder Hall) Gallery walk and opening reception
4/2 - ZYGMUNT G. BARANSKI, Notre Dame Chair of Dante and Italian Studies.
4:15 PM, B-342 Wells Hall. "Dante, Orthodox? Unorthodox? Problems of Dante's Intellectual Formation."
5:00-6:30 PM. C020 Snyder Hall, Auditorium
"The Broken Spears" a collective account by the students of IAH 203 - Native Latin America. Panel discussion and round table "Representations of Mexican and Latin American Diversities Today."
6:30- 7:30 PM, Look Out! Gallery, RCAH.
Gallery walk and closing reception.
1:00-3:30 PM, B100 Wells Hall
"Subalternity in the Romance World: (In)Equality of Speech?" Round table and discussion.