Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bemvindos! 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.
Adam Joseph Shellhorse
Spanish and Portuguese
"Fabrications of a Violent Present: The Problem of Modernity,
Poetics and Margins in Brazilian Concrete Poetry"
Thursday, April 18,12:30–1:50 pm
CHAT Lounge, Gladfelter 10th Floor
University of Pennsylvania
“Neither Venus nor Venerable Transvestite:
The Inconsumable Beauty of Ribera´s Saint Mary of Egypt”
Thursday, April 18, 4:00 pm
PAST CONFERENCES - SPRING 2013
Anna María Escobar
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Glocalizations of Spanish: The case of Peruvian Spanish"
Anxo Abuín González
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
"Almodóvar: el teatro en el cine"
Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
"Figuraciones de la pasión en la narrativa de Luis Rafael Sánchez"
University of Southern California
"Early Spanish-English bilingualism: theoretical issues, empirical analyses"
Congratulations to Professor Sergio Ramírez Franco on the recent publication of his scholarly book INTERVENCIONES DEL YO: ESCRITURA Y SUJETO EN HISPANOAMÉRICA (1974-2002). Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2012, and to Professor José Manuel Pereiro Otero on editing a special issue of HECHO TEATRAL devoted to Jacinto Benavente (Vol. 12, 2012). Among the texts included, is Cipriano de Rivas Cherif´s 187-page book on the playwright.
Congratulations to Joshua Pongan, who received one of the two yearly CLA Graduate Student Awards for his teaching Spanish and Portuguese courses. The award was established to highlight the College's commitment to excellent teaching at all levels of the curriculum and to reward instructors who dedicate themselves to student learning.