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"Department of Spanish and Portuguese"

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos! Benvinguts!

I am pleased to welcome you to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Temple University. One of our most precious experiences concerns our interaction with students. It is our wish that upon graduation they would continue to be productive members of society as they develop distinguished careers. At Spanish and Portuguese, we are engaged in teaching, research, and service in diverse areas. The faculty is greatly interested in a broad array of theoretical, cultural and practical subjects in the fields of Peninsular Literature, Latin American Literature, and Hispanic Linguistics. We offer undergraduate courses towards the completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish with the possibility of selecting among several tracks involving Literature, Linguistics, Business and Professional Studies, and Spanish for Education. Moreover, we offer graduate course work leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Spanish. Click Here for more information about the graduate program.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3:30pm
John McWhorter, Columbia University
“A Broken Piano Making Pretty Music is Still Broken: Convincing the Public that Nonstandard Speech isn’t Substandard.”
Sponsored by the TESOL Program, the Shimada Fund, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and the Faculty Senate Lectures and Forums Committee.
Kiva Auditorium

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:00pm
Frederick de Armas, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago
“Una pintura clásica en la poesía del Siglo de Oro: Timantes en Boscán, Garcilaso y Lope de Vega.”
422 Anderson Hall

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:00pm
Dr. Iris Chaves Alfaro, National University of Costa Rica
“Los sujetos culturales en la nueva novela histórica de Centroamérica: historia, ficción, identidad y escritura.”
422 Anderson Hall

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Suzanne Penn, Theodor Siegl Conservator of Paintings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Professor Penn will speak on her recent conservation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's two iconic Diego Rivera murals and on Rivera's techniques & materials more broadly.
Sponsored by the Visual Studies Department, the Department of Art History, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and the Faculty Senate Lectures and Forums Committee.
Location TBA









Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Anderson Hall 4th Floor 1114 West Berks Street Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090
Phone: (215) 204-8285 Fax: (215) 204-3731