Winter 2019 Newsletter

Beginning in Winter Quarter 2019, Spanish & Portuguese Studies offers a Minor in Portuguese Language and Luso-Brazilian Studies.  This Minor combines Portuguese language classes and elective courses offered through the department and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. The minor consists of 15 credits of Portuguese language classes at the intermediate level (PORT 202 and 203) and higher (PORT 301) and 10 credits of elective classes with a focus in the Portuguese-speaking… Read more
When the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies led the first group of SPAN 103 students to Leon in the spring of 2006, no one could have anticipated that the program would be the start of an important international collaboration not only for the department itself, but for the greater University of Washington community.  Just two years later, however, Anthony Geist, Professor of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, joined the then Dean of Arts & Sciences, Ana Mari Cauce, and the… Read more
The year 2019 marks the 10th iteration of the UW Winter Quarter Quito program.  This immersion program is hosted by the Andean Center for Latin American Studies (ACLAS).  Quito, or San Francisco de Quito, as it was formerly called, is the capital and the most populous city in Ecuador.  It sits on a geologically rugged plateau at an altitude of 2,850 meters (9,350 ft.), which can be a challenge for visitors not used to such elevations.  In 1978, the UNESCO declared Quito’s well-preserved… Read more
El 19 de febrero, el profesor Miquel Bota Burgués dio una charla titulada "Bonifacio el bueno: Masculinidades perturbadoras en Su único hijo", presentada como parte del seminario de posgrado de la profesora Leigh Mercer sobre el género y sexualidad en España en el siglo XIX. En 1890, Leopoldo Alas "Clarín" publicó Su único hijo. Al haber escrito una de las obras maestras de la literatura española moderna, La regenta (1884 y 1885), se consideró de calidad inferior a su… Read more
April 4th is Husky Giving Day, the University of Washington’s annual event celebrating the power of philanthropy and community engagement through collective action.  We do this for Washington, and for the world. This year’s campaign focuses on championing the study of Language and Literature.  By participating in Husky Giving Day and donating to the Friends of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, you give a gift that will aid in sustaining scholarships, faculty, graduate, and undergraduate research… Read more