Welcome to the DLCL

The Division brings together individuals dedicated to the study of literatures, cultures, and languages from humanistic and interdisciplinary perspectives.

The Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages hosts five departments, as well as the Stanford Language Center.

Comparative Literature

French and Italian

German Studies

Iberian and Latin American Cultures

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Language Center


 

Events

February
2
Date
Thursday, February 2, 2023. 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Ruins of Modernity presents:

"Triumphs and Laments or Ruins of Empire: Peter Weiss's Pergamon Altar and William Kentridge's Tiber Mural…

February
3
Date
Friday, February 3, 2023. 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
German Library, Room 252

Concerning Violence will host our first workshop of the quarter on Friday, February 3rd, from 1 - 2 PM

February
7
Date
Tuesday, February 7, 2023. 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Location
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
German Library, Room 252

Before the session, please read Prof. Zumhagen-Yekplé’s draft chapter…

News

Congratulations to Jordi Graupera (Josep Pla Visiting Associate Professor in Catalan Studies, Autumn AY 22-23) for his
New York, NY – 7 December 2022 – The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its fifteenth Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures to

Research Unit

Focal Groups

DLCL Focal Groups bring together faculty members and graduate students who share academic interests ranging across and beyond singular languages and national literatures. Our Focal Groups are conceived as portals that open from the Division outward to the wider community of literary and humanities scholars. All Focal Groups include participants from humanities departments outside the DLCL. Each focal group maintains a research workshop at which both faculty and graduate students present and discuss their work. Some Focal Groups offer formal courses, and all groups are responsible for overseeing research-oriented endeavors, including sponsoring conferences, publications, podcasts, and other activities that disseminate the outcomes of their research.

Research Groups

DLCL Research Groups are collaborative groups that receive funding from the DLCL for one to three years. Graduate students from within the DLCL and other Stanford departments can start a research group by submitting a proposal during the Call for Proposals period each year in the spring for the following academic year.

Reading Groups

DLCL Reading Groups are smaller, student-run groups, centered around a specific area of literature. Unlike DLCL Focal Groups and Research Groups, Reading Groups do not require a Faculty PI, and typically hold internal meetings and discussions. DLCL Reading Groups are coordinated by DLCL graduate students and include students from within the DLCL and other Stanford departments.

Recent Publications