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Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies

Founded in the 1960s, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, is widely recognized as a pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of language, literature and, more broadly, cultural expressions grounded in theorized and broadly socio-historical perspectives.

We offer B.A. degrees in Spanish and in combined Spanish and Portuguese; and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Hispanic Linguistics, and Lusophone Literatures & Cultures. Our faculty have strengths in the colonial, postcolonial and globalization triad; feminist, gender and sexuality studies; memory and witnessing; human rights; subaltern studies; law and literature; cultural contacts; and the Hispanic legacies of Hebrew and Arabic traditions. In Linguistics, our strengths are in the study of language in its context(s) with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to language contact, phonology, pragmatics, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics and syntax.

Department News

  • Spanish & Portuguese Research Group Forum (SPRG)

    sprg-sm.jpgFriday, December 12, 2014
    317 Folwell Hall
    3:30 to 5:00pm

    Satty Flaherty-Echeverría will be presenting on ""Ideales de una raza": Aproximaciones a el Pensamiento de Gustavo E. Urrutia," and Marit Hanson will be presenting on "Echo Men: The Spectralization of the Maquis in Almudena Grandes' El lector de Julio Verne."

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  • Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Association Meeting (HaLLA)

    HALLAFriday, December 5th
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    317 Folwell Hall

    Please join us as Hispanic Linguistics graduate students discuss their research. This month's speakers are Luz Hernández, and Ana Anderson.

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  • Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Association Meeting (HaLLA)

    HALLAFriday, November 21st
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    105 Folwell Hall

    Please join us as Hispanic Linguistics graduate students discuss their research. This month's speakers are Christina Mirisis, and Carol Ready.

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  • ​Talk by acclaimed Spanish Writer Marina Perezagua

    Marina Perezagua.jpgCómo contar lo indecible: una perspectiva sobre la escritura
    A ​​talk by acclaimed Spanish writer Marina Perezagua
    (New York University)
    Introductory remarks by professor Salvador L Raggio

    Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
    Folwell 112
    2:00 - 3:30 pm

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