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Spanish students present research in spring courses

May 1, 2019

Students present their research on literary topics

Students in SPAN 3040. Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.

Students in SPAN 3040. Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.

Andrew Gasparini, Clare Howley, Maggie Langland, and Joanna Lilly presented their research in the course ‘Introduction to Hispanic Literary Forms’ (SPAN 3040) offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera in the Spring 2019 semester. Students analyzed works by Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, José de Espronceda, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Rubén Darío, Ángel González, Osvaldo Dragún, and Federico García Lorca to research transcendental themes and distinctive techniques related to narrative, poetry, and drama.

 

Students present their research on works by female authors

Students in SPAN 4030. Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.

Students in SPAN 4030. Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.

Bailey Beasley, Scout Beddingfield, Julianne Bruno, Sarah Burt, Amber Chopelas, Annabelle Daniels, Margaret Eberly, Nina Gallimore, Morgan Guest, Alice Harrison, Sarah Jackson, Hannah Martin, Caitlin Matthews, Ethan Melton, Elizabeth Nealon, Allison Nye, Rebecca Roth, Mary Elizabeth Schaible, Elkie Shramek, Abigail Stoddard, and Elena Womble presented their research in the course ‘Spanish American Women Writers’ (SPAN 4030) offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera in the Spring 2019 semester. Students analyzed works by female writers and film directors of international renown, including Delmira Agustini, Dulce María Loynaz, Juana de Ibarbourou, Lucrecia Martel, Lucía Puenzo, Solveig Hoogesteijn, María Luisa Bombal, and Griselda Gambaro. In their research presentations, students explored the intuitive female perspective on topics related to order and chaos, cultures in contact, objectification, censorship, witchcraft, existential questions, scientific experiments, and the reality of dreams.

 

Students present their research on social, economic, and political topics

SPAN 4050 students. Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.

SPAN 4050 students. Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.

Bryan Barton, Kyle Cole, Cassady Cook, Michael Cox, Anna Clare Eckrich, Rachel Elston, Asa Gray, Claire Hasenoehrl, Sophia Lamb, Jordan Mitchell, Angela Mondragon, Haley Nichols, Dana Phan, Sarah Reynolds, Eneida Rivera, Julia Rogers, and Katie Violette presented their research in the course ‘International Trade, Film & Literature’ (SPAN 4050) offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera in the Spring 2019 semester. Students analyzed articles and films to explore the impact of immigration, capital cities and urban poverty, culture and bureaucracy, political power, social classes, and working conditions in the Hispanic world. Their research presentations focused on the following films: Secuestro Express (Jakubowicz, 2006), El juego de Arcibel (Lecchi, 2003), La estrategia del caracol (Cabrera, 1993), and Subterra (Ferrari, 2003).



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