¡Bienvenidos al departamento de español de Sewanee! Welcome to the Sewanee Spanish Department. Our department, which has seen rapidly growing demand in recent years, offers a comprehensive program, from beginning language classes to advanced courses in literature and culture.

Our culturally diverse faculty, from the United States, Spain, and Latin America, speak with a variety of accents and dialectical variants and conduct research in a broad range of geographical areas and time periods.

Students will find opportunities to hear and speak Spanish outside the classroom, at the Casa de España y las Américas, weekly Spanish Table, monthly tertulia gatherings, and occasional events such as lectures and film screenings.

The Spanish Department offers a number of study abroad programs. These include Summer in Spain, in which students hike the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route across the north of the country, Semester in Spain, which focuses on Spain and the European Union, and travel to Latin America, in recent years to Cuba and Brazil.

The Spanish Department works closely with other departments and programs whose offerings we complement, such as International and Global Studies, Humanities, and Women and Gender Studies.

Upcoming Events

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New Spanish Department Faculty Member
March 9, 2015
The Spanish department is pleased to announce that Lisa Burner will be joining us in the fall in a tenure-track position. She is currently completing her PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research and teaching interests bring together the study of Latin American literatures and cultures with environmental and economic concerns. Having received her BA in Latin American Studies and International Studies at Colby College, in Maine, Lisa is very pleased to be returning to a small liberal arts environment in a beautiful location. She reports she is thrilled to be joining the faculty of the Spanish Department and looks forward to working with Sewanee students this fall! We look forward to having her!
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March Semester in Spain Update
March 5, 2015
Professor Spaccarelli wanted to share some of the adventures that he and some of our Sewanee students have been experiencing lately!
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Amiel Emerson combines Spanish and Biology in Translation Project
March 2, 2015
Junior Spanish minor-Biology major, Amiel Emerson is working under the supervision of Professors Moore (Biology) and Sánchez (Spanish) on the translation of the article entitled: "Caracteristicas Anatomicas del Aparato Genital Masculino del Caiman crocodilus crocodilus" by Francisco J. Cabrera A., y Gisela C. Garcia C. After Amiel completes the translation, he will present a poster describing the evolution of his work in Scholarship Sewanee, on April 24th.
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