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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Sep10SeminarsResearch Seminar Series - Sian Robyns (PhD Candidate in Literary Translation Studies)
Date: 10 September 2015
Time: 12.10 pm
Venue: Room 606, Level 6, von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Parade.
The translator’s note: an admission of defeat or a radical assertion of the translator’s visibility and creativity? Read more
Sep17SeminarsResearch Seminar Series - Dr Limin Bai (Chinese Programme)
Date: 17 September 2015
Time: 4.10 pm
Venue: Room 606, Level 6, von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Parade
This seminar examines how the memory of the first Sino-Japanese War was exploited as an educational instrument to stimulate a spirit of nationalism in both countries. Read more
Sep22Free public screening of 'Rome, Open City'
Date: 22 September 2015
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: City Gallery Wellington
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Roberto Rossellini's neorealist masterpiece as part of Victoria's '1945-2015: Legacies of Loss and Liberation Seminar Series'. Read more

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4 September 2015 New Course - FHSS 110 Reading the World: Languages and Cultures in Context
How do languages and cultures interrelate, and how can we read them in the world around us? Find out in our exciting new course. Read more
4 September 2015 Congratulations and おめでとうございます!
Student of Japanese, Jay Tweddle, wins third place in the national 2015 JSANZ Tertiary Japanese… Read more
1 September 2015 Summer Scholarships 2015: applications now open
Applications are now invited from students for FHSS and Faculty of Education Summer Scholarships for 2015-16. Read more

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Welcome from the Acting Head of School - Dr Nicola Gilmour

nicola-gilmour欢迎, bienvenue, willkommen, selamat datang, benvenuti, 歓迎, ようこそ, 환영합니다, bienvenidos, hoan-gêng, haere mai and welcome to the School of Languages and Cultures. (SLC). Read more from Nicola...

Staff Profile - Dr Marco Sonzogni (Italian Programme)

Marco SonzogniMarco was educated at the Università degli Studi di Pavia (Almo Collegio Borromeo), the National University of Ireland (Dublin), the University of Dublin (Trinity College), Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland.. Read more »

New course - FHSS 110 Reading the World: Languages and Cultures in Context

FHSS110 - Reading the WorldThis new multidisciplinary course taught in English will provide you with insights into how languages and cultures shape and reflect identity by critically engaging with a wide variety of global texts and objects located in New Zealand's capital city and beyond.


PhD Candidate in Chinese

Wenwen’s research focuses on how guohua represented a combination
of the literati's taste with those of the plebeians in contemporary China. Read more ...