• Portuguese Certificate Student Jordan Thomas Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

    Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

    Jordan Thomas ’18, who is pursuing a certificate in Portuguese, was recently awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford.

    The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Thomas is among the 32 American recipients of the prestigious fellowships, which fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford.

    Read more here.

  • Graduate Spanish Reading Proficiency Exam Registration

    Friday, Oct 13, 2017

    The Department of Spanish and Portuguese will offer its annual examination on reading competence in Spanish to graduate students from other departments on: Thursday, November 30, 2017 in 111 East Pyne from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. 

    Graduate students who would like to register for the examination should provide their name, department and e-mail address, to Professor Sylvia Zetterstrand by Thursday, November 16. Students who do not register in advance will not be able to take the exam.

  • SPO Emeritus Faculty Ronald Surtz Awarded with Honorable Mention for Translated Publication

    Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

    SPO emeritus faculty member Ronald Surtz and his co-editor Professor Jessica Boon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) were recently awarded Honorable Mention by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) for their translation of the publication, Mother Juana de la Cruz, 1481–1534: Visionary Sermons. The prize was awarded in the category for the best scholarly edition in translation of 2016 in the field of early modern women and gender.

  • Congratulations to Jorge Quintana Navarrete

    Monday, Sep 11, 2017

    Jorge Quintana Navarrete has successfully defended his dissertation, “Un Deseo de lo Futuro: La Imaginación Utópica en el México Revolucionario (1910-1940).” Jorge is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartmouth College.

  • SPO Concentrator Kyle Berlin Awarded George B. Wood Legacy Junior Prize

    Monday, Sep 11, 2017

    During this year’s Opening Exercises which took place on Sunday, Sept. 10, SPO concentrator, Kyle Berlin, was awarded the George B. Wood Legacy Junior Prize. The prize is given to members of the senior class in recognition of exceptional academic achievement during junior year.

    More information about the award can be found here.

  • Eight First Edition Books by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Donated to Firestone Library

    Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017

    In June 2017, Firestone Library received an important gift of eight first editions of works by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz donated by Mr. Edgar Legaspi of New York City.

    Known internationally as “The Tenth Muse” because of her brilliant writing, Sor Juana was a self-taught author and philosopher whose texts comprised mystery plays, poetry and Baroque ceremonial pieces, as well as the first feminist manifesto written in the New World.

  • Congratulations to Nathaniel Wolfson

    Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017

    Nathaniel Wolfson has successfully defended his dissertation, “Versions of the Concrete: Brazilian Mid-Century Aesthetics (1945-1970) .” Nathaniel has been appointed as a College Fellow, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.

  • SPO Welcomes New Spanish Lecturer Jovana Zujevic

    Monday, Aug 21, 2017

    Zujevic received her Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies from Georgetown University.

    Before joining the department, she was a professor at Rider University where she designed courses on Miguel de Cervantes and Spanish theatre and film since the 1930s.


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