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.
Friday, 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."(Continue Reading)
Friday, 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.(Continue Reading)
Friday, 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.(Continue Reading)