Natalia Castro Picón joins the department as an assistant professor. She specializes in modern peninsular/Spanish culture. Her main fields of study are modern and contemporary Iberian literature and culture as well as transatlantic Iberian relations in the neoliberal context. She combines in her research and classes tools and methods from Cultural Studies with a Glottopolitical perspective, which focuses on the political condition of language and discourse. Read more on her bio page.
- Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021
- Monday, Jan 11, 2021
Mariana Bono and Gorka Bilbao Terreros have co-authored the volume chapter, "Emerging discourses and practices in language education: Who is driving change?” published by The American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators and Directors of Foreign Languages Programs (AAUSC).
The text can openly be accessed via the ScholarSpace web site, and an abstract can be found below:
- Thursday, Dec 10, 2020
Dec 10, 2020 was the centenary of Clarice Lispector. For the occasion, Professor Marília Librandi has created, with the Brazil LAB, the sonic library Clarice 100 Ears, where one can listen to Clarice’s luminous writing in multiple languages and in the voice of artists, scholars, and everyday readers.
- Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020
By Julie Clack
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese sat down (virtually) with Professor Díaz-Quiñones to learn more about the website, his creative process, and what else he has been working on throughout the last nine months of the pandemic.
- Monday, Nov 30, 2020
- Monday, Nov 23, 2020
By Michelle Tong
The concept and practice of performance spans a wide range from dance, music, and poetry to sports and film.
- Monday, Nov 16, 2020
In early summer, Nicole Legnani, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese, anticipated a key hurdle in order to teach virtually in fall 2020. Legnani was planning her graduate seminar on colonial Spanish literature and the works of Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruz — the most celebrated female, Spanish-language writer of the 17th century.
- Monday, Nov 9, 2020
Adriana Merino’s project titled “Promoting Cross-Cultural Understanding Through Exposure to (Online) Intercultural Spoken Interaction” was recently featured on the Humanities Council website.
The aim of this first-time project is to collect and analyze authentic multicultural conversation samples in an international setting with the goal of enhancing oral comprehension of Spanish learners.
- Thursday, Oct 1, 2020
Raquel Mattson-Prieto, lecturer of Spanish, has co-authored the book chapter, "Languaging and grammatical terminology: Expressing linguistic concepts while co-constructing understandings."
The paper is an empirical study on how Spanish language learners formulated explicit understandings of the pronoun "se" during a series of communicative tasks in small-group interactions. This chapter and other chapters on "languaging" can be found on the John Benjamins website.
- Friday, Aug 21, 2020
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese welcomes new Spanish lecturer Iris Hauser. Hauser is originally from Chiapas, Mexico and studied Applied linguistics at the Universidad de las Americas in (Puebla) Mexico and at Georgia State University. Her research focused on students' cultural identity and second language competency inside academic communities of practice.