Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Reminder: Dr. Mercedes Juliá's lecture on El Exilio Interior de Juan Ramon is tomorrow (9/18/14)!

To commemorate the Centenary of the publication of Platero y yo by Juan Ramón Jiménez, Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures unite to celebrate this anniversary with a lecture by Dr. Mercedes Juliá, a well-known specialist of Juan Ramón Jiménez and professor at Villanova University.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
3:00 pm – Speakers Corner of Falvey Library

Following Dr. Juliá’s talk, a bilingual reading of passages of Platero y yo will be presented by Graduate Students from the Department.  We hope to see you all there!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Reminder for Upcoming Events: Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month and Dante Lecture Series


The Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month will begin Thursday, September 18th and will run until until Monday, October 27th. Please see the poster below for more details:

The Dante Lecture Series will begin on Monday, October 27th and continue until March 16, 2015. Please see the poster below for more information:

We hope to see you all there!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Information Session for Cádiz, Spain Semester Program

All students are invited to come to a presentation on the Semester Program at the University of Cádiz, Spain.

Please come to hear other students who already went through this wonderful experience.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Campus Visit from a Southern Teachers Agency (STA) Recruitment Coordinator

Southern Teachers Agency (of Charlottesville, Virginia) will be sending a recruitment coordinator to Villanova's Fall Career Fair on September 10th. 

Every year, STA recruits and places candidates from colleges like Villanova to work in independent K-12 schools around the South. STA would love to meet with our graduating students who have strong communication and leadership skills; a desire to contribute their talents in athletics, theater, music (and many other areas); and who truly enjoy working with children.

It’s important to understand that independent schools often hire teachers who do not have a degree in education and who have not done student teaching.  They seek smart, energetic servant-leaders from a variety of academic disciplines, including foreign languages. For years, STA has helped great teachers find great jobs, and could potentially do the same for you.

For those interested, a STA representative will be coming to campus:  

Villanova University Fall Career Fair
The Pavilion
Wednesday, September 10
2-6 PM

For more information about Southern Teachers Agency, visit their website at

Friday, August 29, 2014

Starfish Foundation Story by Greg Branigan

GREG BRANIGAN, a double major in Biochemistry and Spanish at Villanova University, was granted the opportunity through Romance Languages and the Business School, to visit Guayaquil, Ecuador last summer and to be part of the Starfish Foundation.  What follows is his story during his stay in Ecuador (to read his story, click the pictures below to enlarge):  

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fall 2014 Foreign Film Series - Beginning September 10th!

THE DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES & LITERATURES is proud to present the Fall 2014 Foreign Film Series. The films will be screened every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in SAC 300 beginning September 10th.  The films will be shown in the original language with English subtitles. Please see below for the screening schedule. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!