Welcome to World Languages and Literatures!

PLEASE NOTE — Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the University of Memphis has moved nearly entirely to remote classes for the start of Fall semester. All of our Department's courses for Fall 2020 will be offered remotely until further notice. All in-person meetings have also been canceled or moved online.

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Students and faculty members from the Japanese Program visited Peabody Elementary on November 15, demonstrating the Bon Odori dance (traditional Japanese festival dance), Japanese calligraphy and origami (paper folding).