Students in two 3000-level Spanish courses presented their research on literary themes as well as on social, economic, and political topics.
SPAN 3040 students Elisabeth Amini, Erin Clark, Anna Corontzes, Kara Donovan, Courtney Grayson, Madison Herin, Sarah Mcerlean, Allie Mchugh, Melissa Pratt, Hannah Reach, Maegan Reed, Keasler Rothemich, Bryson Rudolph, Mary Elizabeth Schaible, and Jacob Stackelhouse presented their research in the course ‘Introduction to Hispanic Literary Forms’ offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera. Students analyzed works by Jorge Luis Borges, Ana María Matute, Mario Vargas Llosa, José Martí, Rubén Darío, and Federico García Lorca to research transcendental themes and distinctive techniques related to narrative, poetry, and drama.
The following students in Tissera’s SPAN 3050 class also presented their research: Ryan Beale, Peyton Bramlett, Anna Clare Eckrich, Meredith Franchi, Laura Issel, Rachel Kral, Michelle Logan, Jamie Plummer, Hunter Rivers, Van Robertson, Emily Rowe, Courtney Sciarro, Hannah Shaffer, Heather Sloan, Cassidy Tom, and Natalie Ward. The presentations focused on controversial topics and on the analysis of the film City of God (Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund, 2002). Students explored themes such as diversity and gender, the psychology of willpower, the circle of poverty, personal and community identity, hope and survival, and the social impact of the arts.