News & Events

  • The department of Spanish and Portuguese is thrilled to announce that our esteemed colleague Carlos Cortez Minchillo has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure! Minchillo holds a Ph.D. on Brazilian literature from the University of São Paulo, and his main areas of interest include modern and contemporary Brazilian prose, inter-American cultural diplomacy in the 20th Century, and the contemporary spoken word scene in Brazil. He has published several articles in scholarly journals...

  • Congrats to Cheyenna! Cheyenna González – Pilsner has just won one for the 2019 MAD (Made At Dartmouth) Research prizes in the category “Best visual storytelling” for her short video “Queer Tango. What it Means for all of Us.”  Cheyenna is a Romance language major with plans to go on to study Epidemiology. This term she has worked as a research assistant alongside professor Noelia Cirnigliaro, to help the poroifessor in her research on contemporary expressions of Argentine Tango. In helping...

  • Look at Me in the Eyes! Face to Face with People on the Other Side of the Wall


    La Casa and the Spanish and Portuguese Department organized a series of events on social justice and immigration for the 2019 Spring Term. “Understanding Social Justice, Approaching and Embracing Diversity” included photography exhibitions, lectures, poetry readings and film presentations about immigration and social justice. A group of scholars, photographers, writers and independent film...

  • What is the impact on racial debate in Brazil led by Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Women’s Literature? Professor Maria Aparecida Salgueiro of the State University of Rio de Janeiro will examine how the voices of female black authors in today’s Brazil boost self-esteem and build assertiveness. The authors mentioned include the work of women writers, such as Carolina Maria de Jesus and Conceição Evaristo, among others. By narrating their personal and collective experiences, they clearly address...

  • In October 2019 Annabel Martín, an associate professor of Spanish, comparative literature, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, will be the Bernardo Atxaga Chair at City University of New York Graduate Center, where she will teach a doctoral seminar on the arts and political violence and give a public talk on reconciliation in the Basque post-ETA...

  • On April 24th at 4:00 p.m. in The Baker Library Jorge Carlos Álvarez, a professional photographer, graphic designer and editor will present an exhibit of his photographic work “Look at me in the Eyes! - The True Faces of the People on the Other Side of the Wall.” Álvarez’s work is a compilation of photographs aimed at provoking empathy and greater understanding through allowing viewers to stand “face to face” with people of México and Central America grappling with complex decisions about...

  • MINI-TALLERES @ LA CASA (A Spanish Workshop Series), in collaboration with Dartmouth 250, the Department of Art History and La Casa presents a Romance Workshop - Taller de romance - with José Gustavo Melara with on Thursday, May 16th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at La Casa

    This event is open to the public and will be conducted in Spanish and English. Refreshments will be provided.


  • The Department of Spanish and Portuguese F2019 Language Sustainability project Stop, Guac and Roll was a resounding success. Check out the video in the Youtube link:


  • The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and La Casa present the Minitalleres @ La Casa and the second panel of the series “Understanding Social Justice, Approaching and Embracing Diversity” on Thursday, April 4th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at 003 Rockefeller. Migration, Voices and Glances, a series of short films by Tonatiuh Ramírez and his Bendita Production, and Migrare/Mutare: Undocumented DREAM, poetry and anecdote by Rossy E. Lima de Padilla.

    For information...

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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    Welcoming remarks from Department Chair, Silvia Spitta   

    Introduction to Panel:  Beatriz Pastor

    José Antonio Mazzotti: “Raúl Bueno: el maestro y el ensayista”
    Amy Millay:     "Raúl Bueno: el gran maestro de Dartmouth Hall."
    Pedro Palou:     "Voz y experiencia en la poesía de Raúl Bueno"

    Moderator: Rodolfo Franconi