About

The Department of Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literatures is a research and teaching unit in GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Faculty work in an array of literary, cultural, and linguistic scholarly fields. We offer dozens of courses in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish to hundreds of students every semester. In recent years, our faculty have published books on a broad range of topics, including jealousy in nineteenth-century France; book production and the concept of female authorship in sixteenth-century France; the manner in which Spanish intellectuals have used the image of Don Quijote; the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges; an encyclopedia of Russian film; translations into English of several Latin American writers; and textbooks to be used in the teaching of French, Russian, and Spanish languages.

RGSLL faculty regularly sponsor and support numerous scholarly, academic, and creative activities. Our faculty have organized the 'On Torture' symposium; convened University Seminars; hosted the Argentine poet Diana Bellessi for the World Literature Residency program; directed the Latin American and Latino Initiative; and conducted technology and language instruction seminars in the Language Center. In Fall 2010 the department co-sponsored a major symposium commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this website, please give us a call at (202) 994-6330. You can also visit our office, which is located in Phillips Hall, Room 513. Phillips Hall is located in the Academic Center across the street from the Gelman Library and Kogan Plaza.