School of Languages and Cultures

School of Languages and Cultures

The School of Languages and Cultures offers undergraduate, honours and postgraduate studies in a range of Asian and European languages, literatures and cultures.

The subjects taught in the School include Asian Studies, Chinese, European Studies, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Modern Language Studies and Spanish and Latin American Studies.

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Aug22-25ConferencesCall for Papers: Recovering Forbidden Voices: Responding to the Suppression of Music in World War Two
Date: 22–25 August 2014
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Keynote Speakers: Michael Haas and Laurence Sherr The active suppression and banning of music under… Read more

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8 April 2014 German Teaching Fellow Position
The School of Languages and Cultures invites applications for a Teaching Fellow position in the… Read more
7 March 2014 PhD Awarded
Dr Andrea Hepworth has been awarded Victoria University's first PhD in Spanish. Read more
20 February 2014 Ambassador's Prize for Japanese Studies
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Welcome from the Head of School - Dr Claudia Bernardi

Claudia BernardiWelcome to the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC). As part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, we contribute to a strong and vibrant Humanities programme at Victoria University.
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Victoria University’s first PhD in Spanish Awarded

Nicola and Andrea PhDDr Andrea Hepworth, has been awarded Victoria University’s first PhD in Spanish. Read more ...

New Staff Publication

Revisiting the Past: Memory and Trauma in the Postwar Spanish Novel, eds. Assoc Prof Sarah Leggott and Dr Ross Woods (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2013). Read more »

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Alessandro Macilenti - PhD Student

Alessandro Macilenti is in the second year of his PhD in Italian Literature at the School of Languages and Cultures. He earned a Master's Degree in Teaching Italian in 2010 and worked as a language teacher in China, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. He is now exploring the possibilities that literary writing offers in communicating environmental degradation.  Read more about Alessandro.