• Sound and Sense: a collaboration between Arto Lindsay and Pedro Meira Monteiro

    Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

    By Julie Clack

    Arto Lindsay is an artist, musician and producer. Born in Virginia but raised in Brazil, Lindsay has spent half of his life in the North and and the other half in South America. This year, as visiting lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese , he is co-teaching a course with Professor Pedro Meira Monteiro in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

    In the undergraduate course “Sound and Sense,” Lindsay, Meira Monteiro, and their students will explore how emotion and movement appear in Brazilian music.

  • Cervantes’ ‘Persiles’ and the Travails of Romance by Marina Brownlee featured in Discovery magazine

    Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

    Marina Brownlee’s book, Cervantes’ ‘Persiles’ and the Travails of Romance, was recently featured in Discovery magazine.

    Brownlee's book is a collection of original essays presenting new ways of looking at Cervantes’ final novel, Persiles, work that engages with geopolitical models of race, ethnicity, nation, and religion, and takes its inspiration from the highly influential Ethiopian story (the “Aethiopika”) by Heliodorus. 

  • Professor Marina Brownlee publishes collection of essays

    Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

    Marina Brownlee has just published Cervantes’ ‘Persiles’ and the Travails of Romance, a collection of essays focused on the Persiles—which Cervantes assumed (rather than the Quijote) would be his legacy to the world.

  • Angel G. Loureiro, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Emeritus, publishes first novel

    Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019

    By Julie Clack

    This spring, Emeritus professor Angel Loureiro published his first novel, titled “El mundo ciego.” The story follows two women, Marta and Alicia, who meet in Madrid and decide to spend a weekend hiking in the mountains in northern Spain.

    Marta, a translator, was suddenly left by her husband a few months earlier. Alicia, a few years younger than Marta, is a former drug addict who never finished her studies in philosophy and works as an assistant for the lawyer who is helping Marta with her divorce.

  • Rapping in Spanish

    Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

    By Julie Clack

    From Barcelona to Buenos Aires and Madrid to Mexico City, Spanish rap music and hip-hop brings people from all different backgrounds together. Like the music itself, the spring course “Rapping in Spanish” did the same for Princeton students.

  • Paloma Moscardó-Vallés honored at “Celebrating PACH” event

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    On May 19, 2019, SPO Lecturer Paloma Moscardó-Vallés was honored at the 7th annual “Celebrating PACH (Partners for Andean Community Health)” fundraising event for her work in designing and leading SPA 204: Medical Mission to Ecuador. Paloma also gave a brief presentation which detailed the work that she and her students have done in Ecuador.

  • Department celebrates launch of Populisms in Latin America, Spain, and Beyond

    Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019

    On April 18, 2019, the department hosted a book presentation and panel to celebrate the launch of ¿El populismo por venir?. The co-editors of the book, Professor Emeritus Ángel Loureiro and Professor Rachel Price, were joined by Professor Germán Labrador Méndez and Professor Vicente Rubio (Fordham University) to reflect on the book, and more generally on ongoing populist movements around the world.

  • SPO lecturer Daniela Salcedo Arnaiz publishes article on language attitudes in Peru

    Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019

    Daniela Salcedo Arnaiz has contributed a chapter to the book Hispanic Contact Linguistics: Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Perspectives, to be published by John Benjamins Press this year. The article, entitled "Andean Spanish and Provinciano Identity: Language Attitudes and Linguistic Ideologies towards Andean Migrants in Lima, Peru”, provides an approach to the language attitudes and ideologies that both Limeños and Andean migrants have towards a selection of (stigmatized) morphosyntactic features from Andean Spanish. Prof.


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