World Languages and Literature at Spelman

The Department of World Languages and Literature at Spelman is dedicated to the study of the Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, and Chinese languages.

The benefits of learning multiple languages Learning languages can open up the world for you. The world is going through dynamic changes, which are occurring at a fast rate.

Alma Preta | Como pensamos o cinema negro?

Hoje os parceiros do Projeto Enquadros mandam a letra no nosso canal: O que pensam os pesquisadores do cinema negro no Brasil? Conversamos com Cida Reis, Tat...

'Corpo Sem Juízo' e o voo solo de Jup do Bairro Artista paulistana anuncia financiamento coletivo para gravação de EP visual; primeiro single traz participações da escritora Conceição Evaristo e de Matheusa, estudante carioca morta em 2018.

Music And Democracy In Brazil: A Tradition Of Speaking Truth To Power Musicians have a long tradition of staring down military dictatorships and oppressive governments in Brazil.

Book Review | Guinea Bissau’s militant educators In a radical new book, Sónia Vaz Borges centres the voices of the men and women who contributed to the revolution, giving us a collective sense of history.

Instituto de Intercambios Culturales y Educativos de México AC

Para las chicas de Spelman College-Official Site visitar pueblos Afromexicanos en la Costa Chica de Oaxaca fue una experiencia única.
Conocieron su gastronomía, estilo de vida, costumbres y especialmente su historia.
¡Conoce Oaxaca!

Te invitamos a ver el siguiente vídeo.

2019 Summer Study Abroad in Oaxaca. Unforgettable experience for Spelman students and for program directors. Pictures of some excursions to pueblos afromexicanos en Costa Chica, Hierve el Agua and Mitla.

In Brazil, a New Rendering of a Literary Giant Makes Waves Machado de Assis Real, developed by a Brazilian university and an ad agency, shows the 19th-century writer in color, challenging some long-held ideas about him in the process.

'She’s Gotta Have It' Writer Lemon Andersen Brought Spike Lee's Vision of a Puerto Rico Episode to Life The Nuyorican poet takes us behind the scenes of writing and filming the island-set episode.

Puerto Rican Musician Ani Cordero Releases Her Smartest Protest Song Yet Ani Cordero’s most thoughtful protest song just dropped.

Brazil’s sugar plantations were brutal — ‘Angola Janga’ follows the slaves who fought back Brazilian artist and writer Marcelo D’Salete mined historical texts about black resistance for his graphic novel “Angola Janga: Kingdom of Runaway Slaves.”

Cannes: Karim Ainouz's 'Invisible Life' Takes Top Prize in Un Certain Regard Kantemir Balagov's 'Beanpole' nabbed the best director award when the sidebar handed out its honors on Friday night.

'A literatura pode ajudar a entender o valor de uma luta coletiva' O alarme soa e o grupo de adolescentes deixa a roda instalada no piso térreo do Sesc Santos. Uma das alunas do Programa Juventude permanece na sala e prolonga a conversa com a escritora de 72 anos: questiona sobre...

Brasileiro 'Bacurau' vence prêmio do júri no Festival de Cannes Prêmio é uma grandes vitórias do cinema nacional na principal mostra de cinema

Cannes: Karim Ainouz's 'Invisible Life' Takes Top Prize in Un Certain Regard Kantemir Balagov's 'Beanpole' nabbed the best director award when the sidebar handed out its honors on Friday night.

Filme do brasileiro Karim Aïnouz vence mostra em Cannes Do RFI: Inspirado no livro homônimo de Martha Batalha, o filme era o único brasileiro da seleção oficial Um Certo Olhar, que conta com 18 participantes. A exibição havia sido muito aplaudido na sessão de gala, mas também nas projeções especiais para a imprensa. O filme, apresentado no exte...

Meet the Brazilian Musicians Leading Bahia’s Afrofuturism Movement These artists are redefining the ancestral and modern sounds of Salvador, Bahia.

When The Far Right Took Over Brazil, Its Only LGBTQ Congressman Fled For His Life Jean Wyllys left Brazil amid death threats from backers of authoritarian President Jair Bolsonaro. Now, he's a "living representative" of Bolsonaro's opp...

A Chef Tells the Story of the Slave Trade Through Dinner Eric Adjepong, a Ghanaian-American chef and finalist on “Top Chef,” cooks the meal he was unable to finish on the recent season finale.


“When they see us playing, it’s like a shock. They are not ready to see women playing drums.”

Water is life, but the colony is a necropolis: Environmental terrains of struggle in Puerto Rico - Hilda Lloréns, Maritza Stanchich, 2019 The catastrophic conditions after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, homeland to the second largest US Latinx group, also result from a long history of colonial ex...

Afroflix: A indústria do cinema de Yasmin Thayná | Itaú Cultural “Como realizadora no cinema, nunca tive o desejo de empreender algo. No entanto, vi que a única forma de ser vista era se eu empreendesse um circuito."

Sarah Maldoror, la cineasta que contó la liberación de África Una retrospectiva mostrará por vez primera en España la filmografía de la directora, que recorrió un continente marcado en el siglo XX por el colonialismo y las revoluciones

The Angolan artist who uses the power of photography to overcome trauma Keyezua uses handmade African masks to create an empowering narrative that counteracts images of suffering

Román Luján y Joaquín Cosío leen "Customs" en UC Irvine

Lectura a dos voces de "Customs" con el actor y poeta Joaquín Cosío, durante el XXV Congreso de Mexicanistas en UC Irvine. (4 de mayo de 2019)

Novo romance de Luiz Ruffato retrata a falta de diálogo entre as classes sociais no Brasil Em 'Um verão tardio', o escritor volta a Cataguases, a cidade mineira onde nasceu

Willivaldo Delgadillo Willivaldo Delgadillo grew up on the U.S.-Mexico border. A novelist, essayist, and translator, he is the author of three books of fiction, including "Garabato" (2014), his most recent novel.

Paxx Caraballo Moll, the Trans Chef Leading Puerto Rico’s Queer Kitchen Movement "[In kitchens,] many girls don’t get a chance and many trans people will never get a chance. I think we can change that."

Kristen Walker, Spanish and Political Science Major, is the Co-Salutatorians for Class of 2019. Congratulations Kristen!

Congratulations to our graduating majors in FRENCH: Annia Rochester, and in SPANISH: Morgan Burrell, Brianna Harris, Nylah Fuller, Tia-Lanete Oliver, Malicah Smallwood, Walker Kristen and Kennedy Weathers. We celebrate you and are proud of each one of you! Sharing part of your lives was such a privilege! (from left to right: Malicah, Kristen, Brianna and Annia)

We are very proud of Serena Hughley, C'2020, Spanish and International Studies major . Serena has been named Liman Fellow along with other two Spelman students. Serena will intern at a public interest organization during the summer, submit final reports about her summer experiences, and participate in the annual Liman Center Colloquium at Yale Law School. Way to go Serena!

We are very proud of Bria Harding-Boyer, Spanish Major, Class of 2018. Bria has been selected by Columbia University to serve as a research fellow to study pigmentocracy and racial stratification in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Way to go Bria!

NowThis Daily

Our Spelman women are strong and talented! And our colleague Dr. Xuexin Liu professor of Japanese is featured in the video!

Good morning! This young woman, who went from foster care to a Fortune 500 company, is defying odds and smashing stereotypes.

Dia Nacional da Mulher Sambista: Qual a importância das mulheres negras no samba? Por: Mariana dos Reisdoutoranda em educação pela Uerjprofessora do Instituto Benjamin Constantmilitante anti racista e feminista interseccional “ Sou Zezé, Sou Leci, Mercedez, Batista, Edinanci”.&n…

Queer Q&A with Paxx Caraballo Moll, Trans Chef Q&A with Paxx Caraballo Moll, a Trans Chef in Puerto Rico.

We are very pleased to announce that our students Sydney Boone got first place at Spelman's Research Day with her project "Trapping Like the Narco: An Analysis on Cocaine as a Commodity."
Felicidades Sydney!!!


She is the youngest woman to win this prize.

Vieques Struggle - A Digital Video Archive The struggle for the demilitarization of Vieques has become a symbol of the resistance against colonial rule in Puerto Rico. These testimonies are an invaluable historical source to understand the history of Vieques in the context of two major transitions: a political transition from military to dem...

comboiodesaleacucar 2016

Moçambique está em plena guerra civil. O comboio que liga Nampula ao Malawi é a única esperança para centenas de pessoas dispostas a arriscar a própria vida ...

Claudia Andujar: Witness to the Yanomami’s Last Struggle Policing the Amazon demands enormous sums of money and unwavering political commitment. Under Bolsonaro, it’s as though all the security cameras have been turned off. Thus the indigenous peoples’ struggle for survival that has lasted half a millennium may be about to end: some of the last people...

Fala Aí first edition Fala Aí December 2016 First edition Primeira edição The University of Georgia

Hurricane Maria Tore at the Fabric of Their Island. Now, Queer Puerto Ricans Are Busy Sewing Something New. “As the apocalypse continues, why wouldn’t people be queerer?”

How one of Africa’s great parks is rebounding from war “You can just see nature breathing a sigh of relief.” In Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, wildlife’s future depends on humans’ livelihoods.

Dançando sob a mira dos DOPS: Bailes soul, racismo e ditadura nos subúrbios cariocas nos anos 1970 Documentação do Departamento de Ordem Política e Social do antigo estado da Guanabara (DOPS/GB) têm relativa certeza do que encontrarão ao abrir as pastas

10 histórias de cordel baseadas nas grandes mulheres negras da história do Brasil - NotaTerapia [Postado por] “Talvez você nunca tenha conhecido a trajetória de sequer uma mulher negra na história do Brasil, não é? Mesmo na escola, nas aulas sobre o período da …

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