UNC Asheville is a great place to study modern languages. Through the study of language, culture, and literature, students examine questions of permanent human significance in relation to the individual and the local, and global community, as they prepare for a future career. The department offers a wide range of activities to enhance formal language study, and actively encourages travel and study abroad.
Below are a few examples of students’ research and experiences while at UNC Asheville.
Hugh Browder is researching the works of Guatemalan authors born in the 70’s who began publishing after the signing of the peace accords in 1996. During the primary part of his investigation, he has focused on the novelist and essayist Ronald Flores (Guatemala, 1973). Flores’ work addresses the connections between literature, culture, history and politics in his native country. Hugh is interested in the perspectives and narrative strategies employed by this generation of authors in their engagements with and representations of the evolving concepts of identity and nation in the period since the closure of the internal armed conflict.