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Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Bookbeat - Nov- Dec 2015


Early Medieval Chinese Texts


Edited by


Cynthia L. Chennault, Editor-in-chief

Keith N. Knapp

Alan J. Berkowitz

Albert E. Dien


Animation in ChinaAnimation in China: History, Aesthetics, Media


Sean Macdonald





Fall 2014 newspapers French Studies

Read the lastest news on French faculty and the French Francophone Studies program....In this Issue: Changes and Successes at UF.

The annual newletter is sent to friends and alumni of the department, as well as faculty, staff, and current students.

If you have any submission for the newletter, please contact the editor or the French section coordinator.




Spring 2016

Monday February 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm in 215 Dauer Hall

Picard and French: What's the difference?


About the Department

Home to most of UF's language programs, the faculty and students of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures are dedicated to research on texts, oral traditions, media, cultures, societies and the languages they are grounded in. Our faculty conducts research and instruts in myriad disciplines and in over 22 languages spoken in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures embodies the spirit of internationalization and provides the UF community with the means for understanding the complex and multilingual world we live in.


Disciplinary Specializations

Because of its diverse collective expertise in over twenty cultural, linguistic, and literary traditions, the LLC faculty brings unique transnational insight and perspectives to broader issues in a variety of sub-disciplines, including:

Areas of Study


As home to the majority of the language and literature programs on campus, this department endorses the premise that to learn another language is to step into another world. The knowledge acquired in this transformative process has an intrinsic value to the university and its students. As such, we have a four-fold mission:

  1. to conduct research at the graduate and faculty level in the languages, literatures and cultures of the world, including linguistic and media studies, and communicate original results that relate these domains;
  2. to facilitate the study of languages, literatures and cultures at the undergraduate level in such a way that students actively engage with this field of knowledge;
  3. to connect North American and international perspectives on academic endeavors in the humanities, and to maintain an international voice and presence at the University of Florida; and
  4. to promote the integrity of our component academic fields and to support the vitality of each of the programs housed in the department.

By cultivating the potential inherent in combining both national and transnational approaches in a single entity, the department advocates an inclusive and interdisciplinary scholarship that develops innovative models, both theoretical and pragmatic, for the study of languages, literatures, and the various media that comprise our understanding of culture.

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Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

301 Pugh Hall
PO Box 115565
Gainesville FL 32611-5565
Phone: 352.392.2422
Fax: 352.392.1443

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