Spanish and Portuguese

Another Award for Our Department!

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

Celebrating the New Wave of Ibero-American Cinema

Starting January 13, 2016, Dartmouth will host an Ibero-American film festival on six consecutive Wednesday nights.  Thanks to the generosity of the Spanish & Portuguese, Film and Media Studies and Environmental Studies departments, the festival will bring new Spanish and Portuguese-language feature films and documentaries to campus, complementing a diversity of curricular activities.  Documentaries about the Amazon, the US/Mexico border, and the ETA conflict in Spain, in addition to feature films from Argentina, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, will draw students from Spanish & Portuguese, Film & Media Studies, Latin American, Latino/a & Caribbean Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, and Earth Sciences.  The festival will also be widely advertised in order to attract attendees from outside of the Dartmouth community.  This festival was also made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

January 13th 7PM- Bad Hair (Pelo Malo)

Nicaragua trip with Dartmouth Students

A group of 19 Dartmouth undergraduate students, three medical professionals, and two Geisel medical students recently traveled to the northern Atlantic autonomous region (RAAN) of Nicaragua and spent two weeks on a experiential learning international service trip working as volunteers in a medical clinic and on a construction team. Participants in the program engaged in thoughtful reflection, learned many aspects about Nicaraguan culture and history from the communities in Nicaragua, and experienced deep personal growth, as well as practiced their Spanish with their Nicaraguan hosts and the patients, who came to the medical clinic. For more information about the Nicaragua trip, please contact the Dartmouth Center for Service or Prof. Douglas Moody.

Dartmouth College Nicaragua Programs

Winter- AT Workshops: Spanish AND Portuguese drill sessions

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!

General Orientation, Workshops and Jury will take place starting Monday January 4th through Thursday January 7th 2016

Monday, January 4th, 6:00-7:00 pm, meet in room 105 Dartmouth Hall - all new AT candidates

Monday, January 4th, 7:15-9:00 pm, meet in room 102 Dartmouth Hall

Tuesday, January 5th, 6:00-8:00 pm, meet in room 102 Dartmouth Hall

Wednesday, January 6th, 6:00-8:00 pm, meet in room 102 Dartmouth Hall

Thursday, January 7th, 4:00-5:00p.m., meet in room 102 Dartmouth Hall


"Jauja" Movie Screening Jan 15th



Followed by an in-depth Q&A post screening with Director Lisandro Alonso

Lisandro Alonso is a key figure of the New Argentine Cinema, a loosely connected new generation of filmmakers that has emerged since the late 1990s. The most radical, controversial, and arguably original representative of this new wave, Alonso is the director of La libertad/Freedom (2001), Los muertos/The Dead (2004), Fantasma (2006), Liverpool (2008) and, most recently, Jauja (2014).

With Jauja, the film we plan to screen at Dartmouth, Alonso has turned towards a somewhat traditional narrative cinema. Co-written with the poet Fabían Casas, photographed by Finnish cinematographer Timo Salminen, and starring Viggo Mortensen, the film is a colonial adventure that focuses on the period of the "conquest of the desert" during the late 1870s. A quasi-Western, it has been compared John Ford's The Searchers but also Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness. Alonso's film has garnered wide-spread acclaim at international film festivals, particularly Cannes, where most of his films were premiered.

Lecture by Luis Castellvi on El rapto de San Ignacio- Jan 19th

“This paper will address the epic poem San Ignacio (Madrid, 1666) by the Jesuit Hernando Domínguez Camargo (Viceroyalty of Peru, 1606-1659), paying particular attention to the depiction of the saint’s rapture at Manresa (book II, canto V). This passage shows how the poetic description of an ecstatic vision is a subgenre of ekphrasis, based on the assumption that the imagination of the poet may go beyond the testimony of the mystic. The paper will look at how Camargo reads and responds to his two main models – religious epics (Belmonte Bermúdez, Escobar y Mendoza, Oña) and Góngora – blending them into something new. I will focus on ekphrasis in order to argue that we should complement this reading/re-writing process with seeing/looking at visual art portraying religious ecstasy. A final reflection will be devoted to how readers might respond to Camargo’s mixture of orthodox doctrinal content and an aestheticized sense of the world.”

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

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)