Division of Languages and Literature
Updated August 28, 2019
1. Olga Voronina – Russian (director)
2. Stephanie Kufner - German (coordinator)
3. Matthew Amos - French
4. Franco Baldasso – Italian (on leave fall ’19)
5. Nicole Caso – Spanish
6. Odile S. Chilton - French
7. Robert L. Cioffi – Greek and Latin (on leave 2019-20)
8. Lauren Curtis – Greek and Latin
9. Ziad Dallal - Arabic
10. Elizabeth N. Holt - Arabic (on leave spring ‘20)
11. Franz R. Kempf – German
12. Marina Kostalevsky – Russian
13. Lu Kou - Chinese
14. Patricia López-Gay – Spanish
15. Kassandra Miller – Greek and Latin
16. Oleg Minin - Russian
17. Melanie Nicholson - Spanish
18. Karen Raizen - Italian
19. Dina Ramadan - Arabic
20. James Romm - Greek and Latin
21. Nathan Shockey – Japanese
22. Wakako Suzuki – Japanese
23. Eric Trudel - French
24. David Ungvary - Greek and Latin
25. Marina van Zuylen – French
26. Thomas Wild – German
27. 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.