The department of Spanish & Portuguese is pleased to present the inaugural issue of our revived and redesigned newsletter. Open the newsletter at the link below to read about the exciting events and accomplishments we've enjoyed this year!
2012-2013 Student Award Nominations
for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese
The Honors and Awards committee is happy to announce this year’s nominations for student awards in the following categories:
Humberto E. Robles Prize for Best Honors Thesis in Spanish
Emily Bruhl, “Redefinir confines sociales: las funciones transformativas de la comida en la literature femenina contemporánea latinoamericana.”
Emily McCall, “J.L. Borges y Xul Solar. La invención de una identidad argentina cosmopolita.”
2012-2013 Best Essay Prize on the Literatures and Cultures of Latin America and/or Spain
Emai Cepeda, “Cyberpunk cubano: angustias del presente”
Oliver Ortega, “La tematización de la literature en la obra de Ena Lucia Portela.”
Heeju Suh, “Por fuera o desde dentro: la representación fotográfica del sujeto indígena andino”
Orlando Torres, “La representación de la nación en la historia fotográfica latinoamericana”
Claire Williams, “Femineidad y deber moral en la película Raza”
2012-2013 Best Essay Prize for Spanish 200-level Literature and Culture Classes
Katie More, “La generación del 27: cómo los poetas incluyeron sus ideas políticas en sus obras”
Lauren Straus, “Una crítica comparative de la ‘A Roosevelt’ y ‘La United Fruit Co.’”
Prize recipients will be announced at our end-of-the-year party on Thursday, June 6th at noon.
Our department blends a community of scholars, whose strong research interests range across Spanish, Latin American and Brazilian literatures and cultures, and a community of instructors, who are dedicated to teaching a strong culture-based language program. Our faculty offers a rich array of courses in Spanish, Portuguese, and English in an effort to serve not only majors and minors but also a variety of students from Weinberg College and other schools who may take only one of two classes.
Our goal is to convey a liberating variety of approaches to learning, a wide sweep of content, and a broad range of texts so that students may gain a thorough understanding of the languages, the literatures, and the cultures of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds. We believe that it is essential to understand contemporary novels by reading Cervantes, modern poetry by appreciating Paz, today’s film by watching Salles. And we believe that with command of Spanish and Portuguese, two of the most commonly spoken languages on Earth, our students are well prepared for the world of the 21st century. Read more