The School of Languages and Cultures offers undergraduate, honours and postgraduate studies in a range of Asian, European and Pasifika languages, literatures and cultures.

The subjects taught in the School include Asian Studies, Chinese, Classical Studies, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Pacific Studies, Samoan Studies/Matā‘upu Tau Samoa, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Modern Language and Literary Translation Studies, and Second Language Learning and Teaching.

Writing Ancient and Medieval Same-Sex Desire

A conference on the topic of writing about same-sex desire in ancient and medieval societies. Hosted by Classics (SLC) - postponed to June 2021

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  • Professor Yiyan Wang in her office with books on shelves in background.

    2020: Year of the Rat

    Professor Yiyan Wang describes an animal with a very split personality and the dissociation between the auspicious golden rats of Chinese social media and the disease-harbouring vermin so hated in Mao Zedong’s China. We also hear a little about her own encounters with Wellington’s most unloved creature.

  • Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos and Amaury da Cunha at Cafe Litteraire session at Vic Books and Cafe

    Café Littéraire

    Café Littéraire, a new French book club organised by Dr Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos is a monthly event for people to discuss French literature, and share reading experiences in a cosy environment over a cup of coffee. Readings are in French and discussion can be in French or English.

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