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Originally established as part of a department of Romance Languages, Hispanic Languages and Literature became an autonomous department in 1970, reflecting the growing impact and intellectual vitality of Hispanic cultures both internationally and within the U.S. Our BA, MA and PhD are designed to serve a broad constituency of students with courses devoted to the language, linguistics, and literary and visual cultures of Spain, Latin America and Latinx communities in the United States. We are located in the Humanities building, office #1055.

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Fall 2019 HLL Newsletter

fall newsletter 19

MEXICO 500+: Indigenous and Global Cultures in Colonial Mesoamerica

Mini-colloquium October 2nd, 2019 at Stony Brook University

In 1519 Hernán Cortés led the first European military penetration in Mesoamerica. His campaign radically transformed the lives of local communities and shaped the new global culture of the early modern period. This one-day mini-colloquium commemorates 500 years of writing and producing global knowledge in and about Mexico . Read more.


SPN 622: Imagining Amazonia

For those interested in understanding what is happening in the Amazon region , prof. Javier Uriarte is teaching the graduate seminar "Imagining Amazonia: Bodies, Labor, Nature" (Th, 2:30 – 5:30 PM – Humanities 2036). More info.



Commencement 19

HLL Commencement 19



Early Modern Textuality and Journalism in Spain and South America


On March 14th and 15th 2019, the Dep of Hispanic Languages and Literature hosted a Seminar and a Digital Humanities Lab on early modern news-sheets, pamphlets,  relaciones de sucesos    and their networks in Europe and South America, between 1650 and 1750. Participants: Prof.  Paul Firbas  (Stony Brook),  Carmen Espejo Cala (Univ de Sevilla),  José Antonio Rodríguez Garrido (Univ Católica del Perú); via Skype: Prof.  Nieves Pena Sueiro  (Univ da Coruña) and Prof.  Francisco Baena Sánchez  (Univ de Sevilla). More here



Upcoming events

Winter ONLINE Courses (Jan 7-25, 2020)

HUS 254Latin America Today (Undergraduate, 3 credits),   SBC  : DIV; GLO; HUM [Dec: J].  ONLINE

An introduction to a global perspective on contemporary Latin American culture. Latin America's political, historical, and cultural developments of this century are studied. Course in taught in English.  See poster

HUS 271U.S. Latino Literature/Culture (Undergraduate, 3 credits),   SBC  : DIV; HUM; USA [DEC: G].  ONLINE

A topics course in English on the literature, cultures and histories of Latinos in the United States. May be repeated as the topic changes. May be used to satisfy comparative literature major requirements with permission of major department.  See poster.

SPN 503Spanish Linguistics. Spanish for Medical Professions. (Graduate MA, 3 credits).  ONLINE

Major issues related to the general structure of the Spanish language. The Spanish for Medical Professionals course is designed for healthcare providers or those working in a related area, such as medical technology or social work in the healthcare field.  See poster for full description.


HLL Alumni Lecture Series: Dean Allbritton



Spanish Club /Club de español

Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month

1-2pm Hum #1082

Club de español


Café Latino: Spanish Conversation Group

Every Wednesday, 1-2 Hum Faculty Lounge

Café Latino


Teatro Abierto

Every Wednesday, 1-2pm at SBS S110

Teatro Abierto