News & Events

  • Members of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese held their annual department dinner at Simon Pearce Restaurant on September 23rd to formally welcome Roberto Rey Agudo as our new Language Program Director, and his spouse Irit Kleiman.  Welcome Roberto and Irit!

  • Angie Cruz, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, founder and editor of the journal Aster(ix), and author will lead a conference titled "Writer's Debt" on October 19th as part of LatinX Cultural Expressions.

    Professor Cruz has authored two novels, Soledad and Let It Rain Coffee, and has published short fiction and essays in magazines and journals, including Callaloo, The New York Times, and Kweli. She is currently...

  • Professor Kianny Antigua won first prize in a literary contest in the Dominican Republic for her book of short stories Las puertas se hicieron para cerrarse.

    On August 12th, the winners were granted prizes for their works in the Literary Contest of Short Stories, Poetry, and Essays that takes place each year in Dominican Republic. The judges unanimously chose Professor Antigua's work as the first prize.

    Her book Elementos also won first prize in a different...

  • All students interested in becoming Apprentice Teachers (A.T.'s) for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese must attend the following tryout sessions and final jury:

    Wednesday, 1/4/17: Intro and Orientation: 6-7PM Dartmouth Hall 105; (all new AT candidates must attend this session)
    Workshops 7:00-9PM Dartmouth Hall 102
    Thursday, 1/5/17: Workshops 6-8PM Dartmouth Hall 102
    Friday, 1/6/17: Workshops 6-...

  • Associate Professor Sebastián Díaz-Duhalde will present his latest book, La última guerra. Cultura visual de la guerra contra el Paraguay, on August 1 in Asunción, Paraguay.  

    The event is part of an interdisciplinary conference entitled "La Guerra Grande a la luz de las políticas públicas: Investigadores, artistas y gestores culturales," which will take place on August 1 and 2.

    For more information about the book and the event, visit ...

  • "During spring break, about a year after President Obama’s executive order re-opening cultural and commercial pathways to Cuba, a group of Dartmouth faculty and staff went to Havana to celebrate the opening of the Galería Haydee Santamaría, an elegantly renovated art gallery that will serve as a classroom building for exchange students. The travelers met with Cuban scholars and officials as well as faculty and staff from the...

  • Synopsis: “Tiana believes that her world is twisted: her Mom spends little time with her and usually leaves her with her grandma. Tiana then imagines how it would all be if the world were upside down: if kids went out and work and their parents stayed home playing.”

  • Ximena Briceño is Lecturer of Latin American Literature at Stanford University. Her research engages theories of animality and cultural consumption in Latin American literature and visual culture, with a concentration in the Andean region. She has been an Ibero-Amerikanisches researcher in Berlin. Her current book project, The Wolf and the Saint: An Ecosophic Critique of Franciscanism in Latin America studies the artistic retelling of Francis of Assisi’s life and...

  • Thursday April 14th

    Location: Haldeman 246

    2:00 Welcoming remarks by Director of The Leslie Center for the Humanities, Graziella Parati

    2:15-4:15 Out of the Archives: El Cusco de Martin Chambi

  • Kianny N. Antigua, Spanish Lecturer, was just awarded the XI Premio Letras de Ultramar (in Children's Literature), for her book Elementos. This literary prize is the highest award given to Dominican writers living abroad, and it is sponsored by the Dominican Republic's Ministry of Culture via the Office of the Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the US.

    Full story in Spanish