Palmar Álvarez Blanco Lecture Wednesday, November 4th

A lecture and discussion with Prof. Palmar Álvarez Blanco (Chair, Department of Spanish, Carleton College), on cultural responses to austerity. Spain’s deep economic crisis has inspired brilliant new ways of reimagining the cultural and political spheres of our times. Interrupting the status quo of neoliberal’s radical redesign of life will be the focus of the talk and ensuing conversation.

A Conversation/Poetry Reading re: Federico García Lorca in Vermont

About the speaker: Patricia Billingsley has been researching the intersection between the lives of Federico García Lorca and Philip Cummings since 2006. In the course of her research, she has discovered important new archival documents in the United States and Spain and received additional unpublished materials from leading Lorca scholars and biographers. She has given invited talks about Lorca and Cummings at the International Institute in Madrid, the City University of New York (CUNY), and Smith College, and co-curated an exhibition on “Lorca in Vermont” at the CUNY Graduate Center with Christopher Maurer. Her website about Cummings ( has been viewed by over 5,000 visitors since its launch in 2011. A graduate of the University of Delaware (BA, Psychology) and California State University, Northridge (MA, Applied Experimental Psychology), Ms. Billingsley was a software usability analyst before becoming a communications specialist at Smith College. Now an independent scholar, she is writing a book about Lorca's time in Vermont and its surprising repercussions.

Caribe Global

Caribe Global is a two-week series of readings, performances, exhibits and conversations by writers, performers, and artists who represent Cuban American, Dominican and Dominican American, and Nuyorican experiences and artistic visions.
Oct. 1
* 11:45-1:15PM Treasure Room, Baker Library
   Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks Brown Bag Lunch
* 5:00-6:30PM Faculty Lounge
  Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks Lecture with reception afterward

Oct. 2
* 6:30-8:00PM Rocky 003
  Josefina Báez multi-media performance and Q&A

Oct. 5
* 5:00-7:00PM Rocky 001
  Rey Andújar performance and presentation

Oct. 8
* 5:00-7:00PM La Casa
  Rubén Sánchez Féliz reading and reception

Oct. 12 (not public event)
* 7:00-9:00PM Dartmouth 102
  Migdalia Cruz and Eddie Sánchez workshop with students

Oct. 13 (not public event)
* 12:00-1:30PM Haldeman 031
  Migdalia Cruz and Eddie Sánchez workshops with students

Oct. 13
* 4:00-5:30PM 041 Haldeman
  Migdalia Cruz, Eddie Sánchez, and Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez panel on Nuyorican and Latina/o theater

Professor José M. del Pino awarded Endowed Chair


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is proud to announce that Professor José M. del Pino has been awarded an Endowed Chair with the name of "Dartmouth Professor of Spanish".  The Endowed Chair acknowledges the academic excellence of our faculty, and also provides additional funds for research and other professional activities during a period of five years.  The donor/donors are anonymous.  Congratulations Professor del Pino!

Fall AT Workshops

Students who have never drilled before must attend the Orientation and all practice sessions; students who HAVE drilled before must attend the first workshop as listed below in order to establish their schedule.

We will figure out the case-by-case attendance schedule the first day of the workshops.

We need you!



Wednesday, September 16th - General orientation + workshop 6:00pm - 8:30pm - 105 Dartmouth

Thursday, September 17th - workshop- 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Friday, September 18th - workshop - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Monday, September 21st - Jury - 1:45pm - 2:45pm

Wednesday, September 23rd - individual meetings with AT's. TBD

Friday, September 25th - Drill sessions begin

Prof. Isabel Lozano appointed President of the International Association of Cervantists

Last July, at the three-annual meeting at Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Asociación Internacional de Cervantistas elected our colleague Isabel Lozano-Renieblas as its new President for the next three years.            


The International Association of Cervantists is the most important association of scholars on Cervantes and his work. It currently lists around 450 members representing more than 60 countries.         


Congratulations, dear Isabel, for this great achievement and recognition!

The Fight Over Citizenship

July 23, 2015 at 4:00pm in Rockefeller 003

Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Ginetta E. B. Candelario:

Associate Professor of Sociology and Latin American & Latina/o Studies, Smith College.

Ginetta E. B. Candelario is an Associate Professor in Sociology and Latin American and Latina/o studies and a member of the Women's Studies Program Committee at Smith College. Her research interest is in Dominican identity displays and in the history of Dominican feminist activism. Professor Candelario's teaching has been in the areas of race and ethnicity in the Americas, Latina/o communities in the United States and Latin American and Latina feminisms. She is author of Black Behind the Ears: Dominican Racial Identity From Museums to Beauty Shops (Duke University Press, 2007) and editor of Miradas desencadenantes: Los estudios de género en la República Dominicana (Instituto de Tecnología de Santo Domingo, 2005)

Ensayo General: Poesia Reunida 1964-2014

Ensayo general. Poesía reunida 1964-2014, the collected poems of Raúl Bueno, has been recently published by Hipocampo Editores (Lima, 2015) under the auspices of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty at Dartmouth College. It includes five books already published (amongst them Misivas de la Nueva Albión –Letters from New England, 2014) and three previously unpublished collections. It also includes a Prologue by Prof. Beatriz Pastor (“Raúl Bueno… captures with exact lyricism the seasons’ rhythms, the early spring thaw, the shadow of the forests, the meadow’s murmur…”), an afterword by poet Roger Santiváñez (“exile is the subject that commands these poems”), and notes by Rocío Ferreira (“the rootlessness of the migrant subject”) and Antonio Gómez (“profoundly lyrical”). The late NY poet Eva Oppenheim praised the “wonderful imagery and detail” of the 2014 book. The volume is going to be presented and discussed in Havana, Cuba, on July 9, 2015.