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).


Bron: Flickr/Julia Hawkins
8 November 2019
Ann Rigney wrote a blog about the history of protests on the newly launched website of Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe.
Prof.dr. W.P. Gerritsen
28 October 2019
On Thursday the 24th of October, emeritus professor Wim Gerritsen passed away unexpectedly. He was 84.
Foto: Flickr/dalderson
24 October 2019
This special issue of the Journal of Perpetrator Research adresses the role of photography in depictions of and by perpetrators of political violence.


sör alex /
26 November 2019 20:00 - 21:30
What makes people live and die for nations? Literary scholar Prof Joep Leerssen explains the power of the imagined community.
9 December 2019 12:30 - 13:30
On 9 December Irmgard Fuchs will give a UCMS-Lunchlecture about her research on medieval literature.
Syrische vluchtelingen ©
21 January 2020 15:15 - 17:00
This lecture addresses the practice of literary memory activism, using the Refugee Tales as an example.