Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures


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Chinese Minor

The department of Modern Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce the newly launched Chinese minor. This program focuses on improving proficiency in Chinese language and introducing Chinese literature and culture to prepare for leadership in today’s increasingly multilingual and globalizing world. It will particularly benefit students who are interested in business, government, diplomacy, education, law, technology, tourism, journalism, medicine, and other fields. Learn more about the Chinese minor.

New Faculty

The department of Modern Languages and Literatures is pleased to welcome the following new faculty to our department.

Dr. Patrick Brugh, Language Learning Center Director
Patrick received his doctorate in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Washington University in St. Louis. He has held teaching and administrative positions at both Loyola Blakefield and Loyola University Maryland. Patrick will not only be the new LLC Director but will also teach German for us. He can be found in the Language Learning Center in MH 443B. He is currently editing his monograph Black Powder Plots: Gunpowder, Aesthetics, and Gender in Early Modern German Literature.
Dr. Alessandra Montalbano, Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Italian and Coordinator of the Italian Core Language Sequence
She received her Ph.D. in Italian Studies from NYU and has held positions at both NYU and La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi in New York. Her research interests include modern Italian literature, philosophy, history and film. She is currently working on a monograph titled Kidnapping in Modern Italy: Language, Disembodiment, Experience
Dr. Emma Cervone, Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Spanish
She received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Amerindian Studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, April 1997 with a dissertation entitled The Return of Atahualpa. Ethnic Conflict and Indian Movement in the Ecuadorian Andes. Her research interests include indigeneity, indigenous cultures and politics, and international development and applied anthropology. She has taught in departments of Anthropology and Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins, Northwestern University and Southern Illinois University.
Natalia Zavislak, Visiting Affiliate Instructor of Spanish
A native of Spain, she received her MA in Second Language Acquisition from Goldsmiths University and the Instituto Cervantes in London. She has more than ten years of experience teaching language at all levels in Spain, England and the United States.
  Celena Hadlock, Visiting Affiliate Instructor of Spanish
She received her M.Ed. from Trenton State College and has extensive experience with foreign language education, bilingual education and teaching English as a second language. She has lived and worked in many Spanish-speaking countries, including Spain, Colombia, Mexico and Puerto Rico.