Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.


  • Hallstatt

    Picturesque Hallstatt, Austria

  • Aurora Borealis

    Some Inuit believed that the spirits of their ancestors could be seen in the Aurora Borealis

  • Fountain Trevi

    Panorama of the Trevi fountain at night, Rome, Italy.

  • Chinese Great Wall

    The Great Wall of China was built by several dynasties over two thousand years to protect the sedentary agricultural regions of the Chinese interior. Photo by Bjoern Kriewald.

  • El Salvador

    Tournament of Roses, Nuestros Angeles de El Salvador dancers from San Salvador, El Salvador

  • phonemic chart

    Phonemic charts use symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). IPA symbols are useful for learning pronunciation.

  • shakshuka

    Pan of shakshuka, a poached egg & tomato sauce dish popular in Israel

  • kinkakuji

    Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavillion) in Kyoto, Japan. Photo by Keith Pomakis

  • Portguguese soccer fans

    Portuguese soccer fans supporting the Portuguese national  team

  • Egypt

    Felucca is a traditional wooden sailing boat used in protected waters of the Red Sea and particularly along the Nile in Egypt, Sudan, and also in Iraq. Photo by Jerzy Strzelecki.

  • Escorial

    The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is a historical residence of the King of Spain

  • Oktoberfest

    Octoberfest is the world's largest 16-day fair and festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany

  • dreamcatchers

    Dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe people and were later adopted by some neighboring nations

  • dictionary

    The scientific study of language is called linguistics.

  • Venezuela

    Kukenan Tepuy,  table-top mountains in Gran Sabana National Park, Venezuela. Photo by Paolo Costa Baldi

  • Jordanian mezze

    A large plate of mezes, a selection of small dishes served in the Middle East.

  • Tuscany

    Typical Tuscan landscape. Photo by Massimo Telò

  • Alphorns

    Grindelwald Alphorn Festival, Switzerland. Photo by Cristo Vlahos

  • Shanghai

    Shanghai is the largest city by population in China. Photo by Pete Stewart.

  • Colombia

    Barranquilla's Carnival is Colombia's most important folklore celebration, and is the biggest carnival in the world behind The Rio de Janeiro's Carnival.

  • Israel

    Hebrew signs on an Israeli highway

  • Japan

    Mount Fuji with a Shinkansen train and Sakura blossoms in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan.

  • Rio de Janeiro

    Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

  • Inuit language

    Stop sign in Inuktitut and English in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

  • Erbil

    Erbil is the fourth largest city in Iraq

  • Mexico

    Canals of Xochimilco, Mexico.  Vendor of flowers in her boat. Photo by Wolfgang Sauber

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