SPO graduate student Dylan Blau Edelstein’s article titled “Freudian Wordplay in Macunaíma” was recently published in the Journal of Lusophone Studies.
- Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021
- Monday, Sep 20, 2021
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese gathered at Palmer House on Friday, September 17, 2021 in celebration of the start of the new academic year.
- Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021
The fall 2021 schedule for our Spanish and Portuguese Language Tables is available on this webpage.
Language tables are open to students —even those not enrolled in SPO courses, and are a great way to allow students to practice speaking in an informal setting with instructors, peers, and native Spanish and Portuguese speakers. Topics of conversation can range from current events and readings to popular culture and daily life.
This semester, language tables meet weekly via Zoom or in-person.
- Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021
On August 23, Charlie Hankin successfully defended his dissertation titled "Break and Flow: Hip Hop Poetics in Brazil, Cuba and Haiti."
Charlie with be joining the faculty at Colby College as a visiting assistant professor of Spanish on a two-year appointment.
"Among other things, it will allow me to teach an exciting course I've designed on the relationship between orality, music, and literature in Latin America," Charlie said.
- Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021
On August 17, Mauricio Acuña successfully defended his dissertation titled "Poéticas e Performances de Imaginações Afro-Atlânticas: O primeiro festival mundial de artes negras."
Beginning at the end of this month, Mauricio will join the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese and the Program of Global Studies at the University of Virginia as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate (2021-2023).
- Monday, Aug 16, 2021
By Michelle Tong
This summer, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese offered four virtual courses for students looking to continue their language learning while exploring new topics that spanned from cultural heritage and colonial text to fantastic stories and myths.
In SPA 107S taught by Professor Iris Hauser, students worked on building and expanding their Spanish language skills while focusing on topics related to the U.S. Latino community.
- Wednesday, Jul 7, 2021
By Eliot Raynor
- Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021
On April 22, 2021, Professor Pedro Meira Monteiro, SPO alumna Flora Thomson-DeVeaux and SPO graduate student Julia Kornberg participated in the Sant Jordi in New York 2021 Literary Festival.
Julia Kornberg discussed "Animals" by Hebe Uhart with translator Robert Croll.
- Wednesday, May 26, 2021
On Monday, May 24, 20201, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese presented graduate student Yangyou Fang with the 2021 Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones Prize in recognition for her contributions and dedication to undergraduate teaching.
- Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The University Center for Human Values named SPO concentrator Daniela Alvarez ’21 as a recipient of a 2021 Senior Thesis Prize in recognition of her thesis titled “La Gran Cárcel: Two Militarized Borders, Two Failed Asylum Systems and a Mexico-Wide Prison.”
This prize awards up to three prize(s) to senior theses that best apply ethical reasoning to advance our understanding of human values.
Read more about the prize and prize winners on the University Center for Human Values webpage.