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.
University of Minnesota,
College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, and
Teatro del Pueblo
Providing a forum for interdiscursive theoretical discussions and dialogue, The State of Iberoamerican Studies Series, at the Spanish and Portuguese Department, supports a number of critical symposia that bring together not only the monologues of traditional scholarly disciplines, but also the powerful, struggling and often unarticulated voices, postures and assumptions of contemporary non-canonical, grassroots cultural discourses.
Full Schedule of Events and Performances (.pdf file)(Continue Reading)
Friday, March 7th
113 Folwell Hall
3:30 to 5:00pm
Two graduate students in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Catalina Ahumada and Xiaoxi Zhang, will give presentations on their research this Friday. Please join us!(Continue Reading)
Two Ph.D. graduate students in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Carla Manzoni and Ross Sandell, will give presentations on their research this Friday. Please join us!(Continue Reading)
We are happy to announce the publication of Volume 40 in the Hispanic Issues Series:
Coloniality, Religion, and the Law in the Early Iberian World
Edited by Santa Arias and Raúl Marrero-Fente. Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014.
From postcolonial, interdisciplinary, and transnational perspectives, this collection of original essays looks at the experience of Spain's empire in the Atlantic and the Pacific and its cultural production.
For purchase see Vanderbilt University Press.