The Modern Languages and Literatures department is diverse, yet united in its mission to inspire you in your discovery of foreign language and culture at Furman. Our instructors’ interests include the use of Spanish in the Upstate, representations of migration in the French-speaking world, post-war German literature and film, Mexican poetry, Latinos in the US, and historical memory in Spain. Among our faculty are 22 tenure-track professors who have proven their long-term commitment to teaching language. Many faculty members have earned special recognition, and all have an in-depth understanding of their subject and a passion for helping students gain fluency in a non-native language and culture.
Alester G. Furman Jr. and Janie Earle Furman Meritorious Advising Award recipients:
Furman Standard Grant recipients:
South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Excellence in Teaching Award:
Furman Standard Honored Professor:
SC Department of Higher Education Service-Learning Award
Maiden Invitational Award (In recognition of providing a welcoming environment for all students at Furman University)