News & Events

  • In the wake of the digital turn, contemporary theorists have highlighted the fundamental inhumanity of media. This presentation looks to the figure of the insect in Lucrecia Martel’s 2011 short film Muta to theorize the wider mutations of cinema in the twenty-first century. Like the insect, the pixel flickers, swarms, mutates. Indeed, insects have long served as a model of organization in computer science and digital media. I explore how, in her transition to the digital format,...

  • Join the Department of Spanish and Portuguese for a Spanish Workshop series for the Winter term. 

    Thursdays from 4:30pm-6pm at La Casa

    Refreshments provided. 


    January 17th- Kianny Antigua
    Lenguaje & seximo: la gallina o el huevo

    January 31st- Screening of Hasta la raíz with Katy Civolani

    Febraury 14th- Carlos Aguasaco
    Poetry and Microfiction Workshop

    February 21st-...

  • "Students in the fall sections of Spanish 1, 2, and 3 participated in the project known as “The Sustainability of Language and the Language of Sustainability,” designed and implemented by the senior lecturers in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese."

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    Dartmouth News: Empanadas and Learning...

  • You're invited to visit our food truck:

    "Stop, Guac y Roll"
    Friday, November 9th
    In front of Dartmouth Hall


    Come and enjoy FREE food from the Hispanic world prepared and served by the Fall 2018 Spanish Language students. 

    You just need to order your food in Spanish (help can be provided)

    Please bring your own plate, bowl and spoon 




    Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese...

  • After his historic concert at the Carnegie Hall in New York, the multi award winning singer, film director, screenwriter and novelist Fito Páez presented his film Private Lives (2001) in Spanish 63: Latin American Film. In the class of Professor Silvia Spitta, Fito spoke with students about the relationship between the oedipal plot of his film and the unresolved horror of the last military dictatorship in Argentina.


  • As part of the Experiential Learning project “The Sustainability of Language and the Language of Sustainability” all the language classes (265 students) visited the farm, and engaged in a conversation about sustainability, sustainable growing techniques, or the sustainable use of the food produced, among other topics, with the farm staff, who guided the tour. 

    The visit was conducted mostly in Spanish.

  • On September 8th, Greña ~ Crazy Hair, one of professor Antigua’s latest publications, won first place at the International Latino Book Awards for Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual! The even took place at the California State University Domínguez Hills and was part of the 20th Annual Celebration of Latinx Literature. 

    The International Latino Book Awards celebrate worldwide achievements in Latino Literature, recognizing greatness & authors in English, Spanish...

  • On August 14, 2018 Professor José M. del Pino delivered a lecture as guest speaker for international students enrolled in the “Curso de Lengua y Cultura Española” at Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santander.

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    José Manuel del Pino esplora las conexiones de Dalí, Buñuel y Lorca con Nueva...

  • "When we say that someone speaks with an accent, we generally mean one of two things: a nonnative accent or a so-called nonstandard accent. Both can have consequences for their speakers. In other words, it is worth acknowledging that people discriminate on the basis of accent within their own language group, as well as against those perceived as language outsiders. The privileged status of the standard accent is, of course, rooted in education and socioeconomic power."

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  • The Senior Lecturers from the Spanish and Portuguese Department were awarded the Mini Grant from DCAL and support from the Dean of Faculty and the Spanish Department to conduct an Experiential Learning project that furthers a sustainable use of Spanish outside the classroom and a sustainable production of food to help students build a cross-cultural competency through domestic and global experiences. Students from the Spanish classes, The Dartmouth Organic Farm as well as La Casa will be...