Karina Vazquez Lecture

Karina E. Vázquez has a BA in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), and a PhD in Latin American Literature from University of Florida (2008), and is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Alabama. She specializes in 20/21st Centuries Latin American Literature, particularly Southern Cone (Argentina, Brazil, Chile). She published Fogwill: Realismo y mala conciencia (Buenos Aires, Circeto/Edhasa 2009), and Aprendices, fabriqueras y obreros. El trabajo industrial en la narrative argentina del siglo XX (1930-2007) (Buenos Aires, Editorial Biblos 2013), and has articles on Latin American poetry, narrative, film and theater in journals of Argentina, México, England, and United States (Luso Brazilian Review, Explicación de textos literarios, A Contracorriente, El Interpretador, Revista Iberoamericana, Signos Literarios, Chasqui).

Rebecca Haidt Lecture

"Scripting the urban working woman in tonadillas and cuplés"


The lyric solo of the female worker, that is, the staged sung representation of urban working women's experience, is a performance genre cultivated across multiple types of musical spectacle, from entr'acte tonadillas to género chico to género ínfimo.  This talk will trace connections between the singing of eighteenth-century maja characters, and that of early twentieth-century costureras, modistillas, typists and flower sellers.


Rebecca Haidt is a Professor of Iberian Studies at Ohio State University.


Her lecture will be on Monday, April 20th at 4:00pm in Rockefeller 002

¿Qué ves cuando me ves?

¿Cómo nos hablan y qué historias nos cuentan las imágenes?

Estas visitas guiadas les ofrecen a todos aquellos que hablan o están aprendiendo español una excelente oportunidad para pensar y dialogar sobre arte, historia y temas relacionados con la identidad.

Miércoles 4 de marzo: “A través de los ojos de Orozco”.

10:00 -11:10 AM (Baker Library)

Una breve historia de México y del continente por medio del mural del artista mexicano José Clemente Orozco. Discutiremos aspectos sobre el arte, el mestizaje, la revolución, la historia y mucho más. Actividad especial: Búsqueda del tesoro artístico.

Guías: Xander Johnson, Staphanie Roff, Olivia Samson y Rebecca Manzoni. Niños y adultos.

Jueves 5 de marzo: “Orozco entre las pinceladas”.

2:00 – 3:10 PM (Baker Library)

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!


Monday, January 5:    6-7 PM ORIENTATION: 105 Dartmouth followed by breakout groups 7-9PM 102 Dartmouth Hall

Tuesday, January 6:   4-6 PM 102 Dartmouth Hall

Wednesday, January 7:  6-9 PM 102 Dartmouth Hall

Thursday, January 8:  1-2 PM 102 Dartmouth Hall

Kathleen S. Chung '14 awarded the Jonathan B. Rintels Thesis Prize

Kathleen wrote a bilingual Spanish and French thesis on Women of La Española, (The Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Diaspora), directed by Professors Israel Reyes and Keith L. Walker, ninety pages in Spanish and ninety pages in French.

Dean of Faculty,  Michael Mastanduno congratulated Kathleen on her accomplishment.

Out of the Archives and Into the Street

This past month, passers-by in the streets of Cuzco, Peru, saw double. For the city-wide exhibit El Cusco de Martín Chambi, 32 images of the city taken by world-renowned indigenous photographer Martín Chambi early in the 20th century were enlarged and set up around the city—“in the very spaces and whenever possible from the very angles where Martín Chambi took them,” says Silvia Spitta, a professor of Spanish and of comparative literature and the Robert E. Maxwell 1923 Professor of Arts and Sciences.

Spitta’s work with the Chambi archive was supported by an award from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty’s Scholarly Innovation Fund, and involved preserving and cataloging the archive’s holdings. At the same time Spitta “intervened” in the archive to make its holdings accessible to the public at large.

Dário Borim Lecture

This lecture will discuss the history and multicultural attributes of Brazil’s four most influential music styles: samba, bossa nova, MPB and Tropicália. At first, Borim will examine what anthropologist Hermano Vianna has called “samba’s mystery,” that is, how samba emerges, in the early 1930s, from the poor and despised periphery to the center of the nation’s musical identity. Roughly two and half decades later, bossa nova is born initially to stun and annoy Brazilian audiences, but soon to conquer and enchant the world within and beyond Brazil through a smooth and sophisticated revolution in musical aesthetics. Less than ten years passed, another two movements define and establish the underpinning of Brazil’s musical legacy in the 20th century: the socio-political make-up and outreach of MPB (música popular brasileira) and the radical multi-artistic phenomenon of Tropicália.

Celebrating Faculty Achievements: Professor and Poet Raúl Bueno

Professor Raúl Bueno (Arequipa, Peru, 1944), current Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, honored in La Casa de la Literatura Peruana (Lima) for his long-standing career as university professor and poet.

Prof. Bueno’s first book of poetry, Viaje de Argos y otros poemas (Arequipa: Acosta, with a prologue of Antonio Cornejo Polar) was released in 1964. Soon after, he taught his first university course on Contemporary Latin-American Literature at the Universidad Santa María in his hometown, to later teach at Dartmouth College and Universidad de San Marcos.

Portuguese-Language Films at Dartmouth (PLFD)

Portuguese-language Films at Dartmouth (PLFD) is an interactive digital gateway to the Dartmouth College Library's collection of over 1,100 Portuguese-language DVDs/VHS.  Any user with access to the Internet may search, browse, and learn about Lusophone film and television in the PLFD. In addition to serving as a search tool, students of Portuguese at Dartmouth create posts for the PLFD and leave comments on films that they watch in their courses. Collaborators on the project include Rodolfo Franconi, Associate Professor of Portuguese and Spanish, Carlos Minchillo, Assistant Professor of Portuguese and Spanish, and Jill Baron, Librarian for Romance Languages and Latin American, Latino/a and Caribbean Studies.

For more information, click here.

October 2014 Lecture Series on Argentinean Literature and Culture

Daniel Link 10/08 - The Great Depression of the 21st Century: Towards a Vocabulary of the Crisis

Daniel Link is professor of 20th Century Literature at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and director of the Master’s Program in Latin American Literary Studies at the University 3 de Febrero in Buenos Aires. He has published successful novels (La ansiedad, Monserrat, La mafia rusa), literary criticism (Cómo se lee, Clases, Fantasmas), and weekly newspaper columns. Link has been a Visiting Professor at the Birkbeck College (London), Humboldt Universität (Berlin), NYU (USA), Penn (USA), Princeton (USA), Rosario, Tulane (USA), UFF (Brasil) and UFSC (Brasil). His work has been translated into Portuguese, English, German and Italian.