Modern Language And Literature

Indiana Wesleyan University's Division of Modern Language and Literature is happy to invite you to explore and consider our academic community and programs. Each of our majors promotes the love of language arts and the deliberate study, constructive use and creative exploration of powerful language.

Our programs are supported by 12 full-time faculty members with diverse areas of interest and expertise. Our division is housed on the second floor of a beautiful building that is named for a much-beloved, retired English professor, Dr. Marj Elder. Our faculty and students are inspired by her commitment to IWU, to her students, and to her favorite author, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Outstanding Faculty

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Amy Liakopoulos
Assistant Professor of Spanish | PhD, MA

Dr. Liakopoulos joined the IWU faculty in 2015. Her research, interdisciplinary in nature, primarily focuses on the works of Spanish poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer and their relationship to the arts, specifically painting and music.

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One of the best parts about IWU is the friendships that you make along the way. I know that no matter what I am going to be accepted by the people that I've chosen to love and have chosen to love me, and I couldn't ask for anything more when I am going out into this world.

Abigail | 2016

Student Opportunities

In addition to the traditional classroom experience, our programs offer seminars, workshops, literary readings, guest writers and lecturers, internships in the U.S. and abroad, travel courses, and employment for many of our students as Writing Center tutors and Language Lab tutors. Extracurricular opportunities include Literati, a group of English and Writing majors and minors who sponsor poetry readings and word games and who do service learning projects in the community and La Amistad Hispánica (Spanish Club). Our Writing and English majors also produce and edit a literary magazine, Caesura, featuring the creative writing and visual art of IWU students.