This department has a three-fold mission: (1) to encourage and facilitate the study of languages, literatures and cultures of the world, the nation and the Commonwealth; (2) to represent international perspectives on academic endeavors and to contribute to the international presence at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and (3) to promote the integrity of our component academic fields and to support the vitality of each of the programs housed in the department. Exploiting the synergistic potential inherent in combining both national and transnational approaches in a single entity, the department advocates an inclusive and interdisciplinary scholarship that develops new models, both theoretical and pragmatic, for the study of languages, literatures and cultures.
William Moebius, Department Chair, Professor of Comparative Literature
Michael Papio, Associate Chair, Professor of Italian
This committee is responsible for long-range planning in the department. The 2013-14 Executive Committee is currently being formed. Once it is complete, its members will be listed here.
The PC oversees actions related to LLC's faculty, including promotion and tenure. Once this year's committee is filled, its members will be listed here.