• 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. 

  • SPO alum Kyle Berlin '18 named Mitchell Scholar

    Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

    The Mitchell Scholarships recognize outstanding academic distinction, leadership and service. The recipients will spend a year of graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The program is named in honor of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process.

  • Dissertation by SPO graduate student Mauricio Acuña awarded First Honorable Mention of the Silvio Romero Prize

    Thursday, Nov 7, 2019

    Mauricio Acuña’s dissertation titled “Um mestre de capoeira entre gingas e letras” was defended with honors at the University of São Paulo in 2017 and recently received the First Honorable Mention of the Silvio Romero Prize, an annual award established by the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute of Brazil. 

    The prize dates from 1959 and was created to encourage the production of scientific knowledge on topics of folklore and popular culture.

  • Congratulations to Fulbright-Hays DDRA awardee Ingrid Brioso Rieumont

    Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

    Congratulations to PhD candidate Ingrid Brioso Rieumont, recipient of a 2019 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to individual doctoral students whose dissertation will make an unusually significant contribution to their discipline. The program provides funding to conduct research in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months.

    Ingrid is one of 90 graduates selected nationally to receive the fellowship.

  • Congratulations to Jorge Gaupp

    Friday, Oct 18, 2019

    Jorge has successfully defended his dissertation “Poetics of Solidarity: The Emergence of Anarchist Mass Culture (Spain, 1898).”

    Jorge plans to move to Spain to work on his book manuscript.

  • Spanish 15-M Indignados Movement Collection from Spain now digitized

    Friday, Sep 27, 2019

    Fernando Acosta-Rodriguez, Librarian for Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, and Iberian Peninsular Studies, has completed digitizing materials that were gathered during the 2011 Indignados or 15M (short for May 15th) Movement from Spain.

    To read more and to access the collection please click here.

  • 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.


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