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The Department of World Languages and Literatures is a dynamic, diverse, and community-engaged academic unit. There’s always something going on. Here’s where you’ll find information on upcoming events, as well as news about what our students, alumni, and faculty are up to.

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  • September 14, 2020

    September 14, 2020

    UBC and SFU students of Italian Studies are invited to participate in a contest related to the theme of this year’s Week of the Italian Language in the World: “Italian Between Word and Image: Graffiti, Illustrations and Comic Books.” Express what Italian language and culture mean to you in a creative way for a chance to win a free online course in Italian language!

  • August 12, 2020

    August 12, 2020

    Professor Melek Ortabasi is serious when she says that studying a foreign language and literatures from around the world can give you superpowers. In this interview, she explains how the department of World Languages and Literatures nurtures critical thinking, imagination, and cross-cultural understanding.

  • July 17, 2020

    July 17, 2020

    Buffoon, a play by Anosh Irani, has caught the attention of Canadian theatre critics and earned two Dora Mavor Moore Awards from the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA).

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