Department of Languages, Literature and Communication

The academic staff of the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication study European languages and cultures. The Department has a special focus on linguistics and language use, and how people communicate by using language. In addition, the literature of the Middle Ages, the early modern and the modern period is studied. The (Dutch-taught) Bachelor's programme in Celtic languages and cultures is unique in the Netherlands, as well as the (Dutch-taught) Master's programmes in translating, intercultural communication and Renaissance studies.


21 February 2017
The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing. Paul Franssen received an honourable mention.
17 February 2017
Emmanuelle Le Pichon-Vorstman is co-author of the report initiated by the European Commission for Education and Culture.
17 February 2017
This book, edited by Michael Burke, presents innovative research on the possible interactions between literary studies and cognitive science.


Carol Ann Duffy. Bron: YouTube (still)
23 March 2017 20:00 - 22:00
University College Utrecht welcomes the British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy on campus.
V.l.n.r. Mia Couto, António Lobo Antunes and José Eduardo Agualusa. Bron: Wikimedia Commons
24 March 2017 12:45 - 13:30
Patricia Schor analyses the narratives of the Portugese language as a site of encounter with Africa in postcolonial Portugese literature and theory.
Foto Ed van Rijswijk
31 March 2017 14:30 - 15:45
Dissertation by Brigitta Keij on the early acquisition of rhythmic structure and its use in speech segmentation from a cross-linguistic perspective.

Department of Languages, Literature and Communication