Another Win for the Department!

Un zompopo peculiar, Antigua’s novel, received the XIII Letras de Ultramar Literary Prize, in the children’s category. Letras de Ultramar is a literary contest sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic and organized by the Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the USA. The contest is aimed at recognizing Dominican writers living and writing abroad. This year’s prize was in Essay, Theater and Children’s Literature.

Un zompopo peculiar is an homage to Robert L. Frost. This is the second time Antigua has won this prize, the first time was in 2015 with her children’s novel titled Elementos!




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Roberto Rey Agudo publishes in the LA Review of Books

In his piece, “What Deep Learning Gets Wrong about Language,”he warns against the hidden social and economic costs of relying on automated translation—persistent problems with accuracy with the potential for costly errors in critical fields, gender and cultural bias in its design, shortchanging youth’s future access to higher paying jobs that require advanced language and intercultural skills--and argues that these issues stem from a narrow perspective about languages and how they are used. Instead, he advocate for a strong investment in language education and critical thinking skills. Roberto is one of two members of the Spanish and Portuguese Department selected to be part of the 2018 Dartmouth Public Voices Fellow program. 

Antonio Gómez Receives New Directions in Humanities Scholarship

Gramsci has become (once more) one of the most influential thinkers in the Humanities. His work helps us understand how new social hegemonic situations take shape, and how meaningful changes are fostered and consolidated through cultural and intellectual intervention. Antonio Gómez is working on a comparatist book on Gramsci and his reception in Spain in the late 1970s and during the last decade (2008-2018). For this project, he has been awarded a New Directions in the Humanities Scholarship. This is a transnational, multilingual and interdisciplinary research project. It will also be the first comprehensive study of Gramsci’s impact on modern Iberian culture. This book will also contribute to a vibrant broader conversation on Gramsci that many voices in the Humanities and Social Sciences relaunched following 2008. What these voices share and what this project shares with them is the attempt to “revamp” and mobilize Gramsci’s thought in a time of intense crisis (within and outside the university), when scholars try to re-conceptualize their work and role in a rapidly shifting and bewildering historical situation.

Liniers at Dartmouth: New Yorker Magazine Acclaimed Argentine Comics Artist

Ricardo Liniers Siri, better known by the name Liniers, is a writer, publisher and illustrator. His work has been compared to that of cartoonist legends Charles Schultz (Peanuts) and Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes). This Winter Term the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartmouth College has welcomed Liniers to teach Spanish 43.05: Drawn to Resist: The Latin American Comics. The course is set to explore how cartoons and comics have played important roles in the political and social processes of Latin America for more than a century. The course is designed as a workshop, where students approach the world of comics from a historical and practical point of view. It covers the most significant periods of Latin American comics tradition. By the end of the class, students will be able to deploy a range of different methods for analyzing comics, including formal technique, genre, authorship, and intertextual analysis.

César Chávez Fellowships


Application Information

Dartmouth College invites applications for the César Chávez Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses aspects of Latinx experience and culture. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose work augments and complements current faculty in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies (LALACS). Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to educational diversity. Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.



On Saturday, November 11th, 2017, Adjunct Professor Kianny N. Antigua received the Premio Arte 2017’s Outstanding Writer of The Year Award. Premio Arte annual awards recognize the artistic trajectories of individual Latinx artists and artistic institutions in categories such as music, dance, theater, fine arts and literature. ¡Enhorabuena, profesora Antigua! 

Roberto Rey Agudo appointed DCAL Faculty Fellow for 2017/18

Roberto Rey Agudo has been appointed as a DCAL Faculty Fellow through the 2017-18 academic year. As DCAL Faculty Fellow, he will take responsibility for organizing professional development programs and events for faculty. The first event will be a talk by Professor Mary Coffey titled “Teaching with Digital Orozco”.

The theme for the activities will be digital pedagogy in higher education.

Nuñez '18, a Romance Studies major, selected as Stamps Scholar

Rafael Nuñez, a Junior and Romance Studies major, has been chosen as a recipient of the Stamps Scholarship. The Stamps Scholars Program allows the most promising students an opportunity to design an experiential learning plan to build on or respond to what they've learned in their first and second years at Dartmouth. Stamps Scholars have access to an enrichment fund of up to $10,000 per year, per student to engage in experiential learning opportunities that can be spread over multiple terms, during on and off terms.

Since freshmen year, Rafael has been very involved in the department of Spanish and Portuguese: he has taken many upper level courses; has participated in a FSP, been a drill instructor; and has been a Presidential Scholar in a project on Argentine tango with Associate Professor Noelia Cirnigliaro.