Division of Languages and Literature
Updated August 9, 2017
1. Olga Voronina – Russian (director)
2. Stephanie Kufner - German (coordinator)
3. Matthew Amos - French
4. Franco Baldasso - Italian
5. Nicole Caso – Spanish
6. Odile S. Chilton - French
7. Robert L. Cioffi – Greek and Latin
8. Lauren Curtis – Greek and Latin (on sabbatical fall ’17, leave of absence spring ’18)
9. Mika Endo – Japanese
10. Elizabeth N. Holt - Arabic
11. Jason Kavett - German
12. Franz R. Kempf – German (on sabbatical fall ’17 & spring ’18)
13. Marina Kostalevsky – Russian
14. Rana Saadi Liebert - Greek
15. Wah Guan Lim – Chinese
16. Patricia López-Gay – Spanish
17. Oleg Minin - Russian
18. William Mullen - Greek and Latin
19. Melanie Nicholson - Spanish (on sabbatical fall ’17, leave of absence spring ’18)
20. Dina Ramadan - Arabic
21. Lena Retamoso – Spanish
22. Javier Rodriguez Fernandez - Spanish
23. James Romm - Greek and Latin
24. Nathan Shockey – Japanese
25. Eric Trudel - French
26. Marina van Zuylen – French
27. Thomas Wild - German
28. Li-Hua Ying – Chinese
Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures (FLCL) comprises a number of programs based on the foreign languages currently taught at Bard: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Ancient Greek, and Latin. Hebrew and Sanskrit language classes are taught at Bard, but these two languages are not available as a major.
While each program has its own intellectual and academic plan, all are connected by the study of literature and other cultural expressions through the medium of language. Students are free to work with the languages and texts of more than one culture; thus they can combine the plans of more than one of the FLCL programs in their Moderation and Senior Project.
Common to all FLCL programs is a set of
requirements for Moderation that are formulated to allow flexibility for the
student while guaranteeing the focus necessary for both Moderation and the
successful completion of the Senior Project.
1. Demonstrated linguistic competence in the language of concentration, usually consisting of three or more semesters of language study.
2. Competence in the literature (in the narrower sense of this word) of the culture of concentration, demonstrated by at least one course in this area, preferably a survey course.
3. Competence in the culture of concentration through successful completion of at least one course in a related area outside of literature, such as history, philosophy, or music.
Post-moderation requirements are determined by the faculty in each language program. Within the interdisciplinary framework of FLCL, a Senior Project can be a purely literary project or any combination of literary and nonliterary expressions of a given culture.