Spanish Alumni Newsletter Fall 2021

Spanish Alumni Newsletter, Fall 2021

The Spanish Program at UNL wishes you and your loved ones a happy, restful holiday season. We are grateful to our friends and alumni like you who continuously support our department and our program. This semester has been a great one, and we look forward to what Spring will bring!

Spanish Course Catalog

The Spanish Section has added six new courses to our undergraduate and graduate catalog this year.

We are proud to announce:

  • SPAN 454/854: Gender and Sexuality in Spain
  • SPAN 461/861: History and Fiction in Latin America
  • SPAN 465/865: Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • SPAN 476/876: Exile and Migration
  • SPAN 953: Spanish Civil War and Francoism
  • SPAN 955 : Avant-Garde and Postmodernism

Additionally, we have redesigned two currently existing courses. We are excited to share these already-loved and revamped courses with our students:

  • SPAN 314: Ecological Imagination in Hispanic Culture
  • SPAN 315: Gender and Sexuality in Hispanic Culture
Our Events

The Spanish Program has been hosting three weekly events this Fall semester to serve our students.

  • The Spanish Cultural Club has been meeting via Zoom every other Wednesday with Prof. Lola Lorenzo to discuss and explore Spanish culture and language.
  • The Spanish Tutoring and Writing Center with PhD student Lara A. Garrido has been assisting students with their Spanish courses in the Language Lab.
  • Finally, the Spanish Conversation Table with PhD candidate Luz Stella Valencia has been meeting on Wednesdays to practice and improve students' oral Spanish.

We also offer weekly tutoring to our students in the introductory-level Spanish courses in our department's Language Laboratory.

Faculty Research

Our faculty have been hard at work this semester not only teaching our students, but publishing research all across the globe.

Prof. Ingrid Robyn published a book chapter titled “A tragicomédia da América: temporalidade, natureza e civilização em Daimón de Abel Posse e Aguirre, la cólera de Dios”, in the collective volume A narrativa histórica e literária: diálogos, abordagens e discursos (Editora da Universidade Federal do Piauí, 2020).

Prof. Iker González-Allende and PhD candidate Alfonso Bartolomé recently published an article about masculinities in a contemporary Spanish novel: “Del poder masculino a su resistencia: La masculinidad hegemónica y sus fisuras en Historias del Kronen (1994), de José Ángel Mañas.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 98, no. 8, 2021, pp. 831-47.

Prof. Iker González-Allende published an article on marginalized and alternative masculinities in a 1997 Spanish movie: "El manso y el guapo de cara: Masculinidades alternativas y marginalizadas y sexualidades masculinas en La buena estrella, de Ricardo Franco.” Boletín de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (BANLE), vol. 12, no. 23, 2020, pp. 91-117.