Division of Languages and Literature


Updated August 9, 2017


 Advising Faculty


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 Lpez-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



Program Requirements


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.

Moderation Requirements:


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.


Graduation Requirements:


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.