The Department

In our department you will find courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that explore the complexities of Francophone, Hispanic, Italian, and Luso-Brazilian literatures and cultures. We also teach French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish languages.


Our French programs are not just for students interested in France, but also for students interested in the literatures and cultures of the pre- and post-Francophone world.


Italian Studies at Cornell includes a rich variety of courses and contexts including language at all levels, literature, cinema, history, culture, politics, and contemporary thought.


Spanish at Cornell boasts a highly recognized faculty in both Spanish American and Peninsular literatures and cultures, making it one of the top programs in the nation in terms of both teaching and research excellence.


Students of any department have the opportunity to take courses in Portuguese language and literatures

Contact Us

Find the right contact in the Department of Romance Studies to help with questions about courses, language, tutoring, translations, and more.