News & Events

  • 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...

  • "LucreciaMartel’s Zama (2017), set on the outer colonial frontiers of the Spanish Empire during the last decade of the eighteenth century, pushes traditional notions of a colonial adventure tale to its parodic limits. Based on Argentine writer Antonio Di Benedetto’s 1956 novel of the same title, the film follows the plight of Don Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho), a Creole (defined as a Spaniard born in the Americas and, therefore, considered a second-class citizen) magistrate in the...

  • Book Release: AQUÍ HUBO UNA MUJER. CUENTOS PREMIADOS (Books&Smith, 2018) is Adjunct Professor Kianny N. Antigua’s latest publication. Its official presentation will take place at 77 Feria del Libro de Madrid, on June 7 at 17:30 / 5:30 p.m. - Salón Hilma Contreras.

    This book is a collection of 15 awarded short stories, Prof. Antigua’s 4th book of short stories and her 15th publication.


    The book will...

  • Rafael’s Honors thesis investigates the renaissance of Argentine tango and its poetics of resistance in the 21st century. In his presentation, Rafael connects his findings to the overall theme of this year’s conference which is  “Spectacular, Spectacular! Truth, Violence, Politics and Performance”. He connects the political resistance found in contemporary tango to Guy Debord’s theory of the spectacle in order to demonstrate the processes by which cultural expressions can subvert traditional...

  • Prof. Muñoz-Muriana presented her recent book ‘Andando se hace el camino’: calle y subjetividades marginales en la España del siglo XIX at Librería Iberoamericana, in Madrid, on March 15, 2018.  The presentation was part of a workshop on women, literature and public space in the Spanish 19th century. Days earlier, in honor of the International Day of Women, Prof. Muñoz-Muriana had given a public talk on 19th-century feminisms at the Espacio de Encuentro...