The Department of Languages, Literature and Communication focusses on the fundamentals of language, on language in interpersonal communication and on language as a medium of cultural expression. With a staff of more than 200, it brings together expertise in the fields of linguistics, communication sciences, comparative literature, and European languages and cultures. It is responsible for 10 Bachelor and 17 Master programmes as well as for doctorate training in these areas. Research is conducted under the auspices of the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS) and the interdepartmental Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON).
12 June 2018
The New Jerusalem is the latest book by poet and punk legend Patti Smith. This bilingual English-Dutch prose poem was translated by Onno Kosters.
25 May 2018
Professor Neil ten Kortenaar, University of Toronto, will be a KNAW Visiting Professor attached to the Comparative Literature section in 2018-2019.
6 April 2018
ERC Advanced Grant for Ann Rigney, professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University.
5 November 2018 19:00 - 21:15
How authentic is the depiction of Timothy Treadwell’s life among grizzly bears? Literary scholar Dr Kári Driscoll explores the power of framing in Grizzly Man.
27 November 2018 20:00 - 21:30
We look back on the year that has passed: which events would we rather leave behind, which memories do we cherish? An evening on our memory and our forgetting.