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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.

Latest news

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


Summer 19 Graduate Seminars: Spanish in the US and Caribbean Lit

This summer 2019 our Department will be offering two exciting graduate seminars (500 level) for our MA students and any interested graduate student in Spanish, Teaching Programs and related fields. With special permission, seminars are also open to undergrads.


SPN 585: Caribbean Literature Seminar 
Dr.  Zaida Corniel . Hours: Flexible ( Online ).   July 6th to August 17th.

SPN 505 Hispanic Dialectology and Sociolinguistics.  Spanish in the United States  
Dr.  Elena Davidiak . Mon & Weds 5:30-8:30 pm in our Main Campus.  May 20 to July 6th.

Courses are taught in Spanish. For more information, email our  Director of Graduate Studies. Course descriptions  here.


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

MEXICO 500+: Indigenous and Global Cultures in Colonial Mesoamerica

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



On Archival Truths: Affects, Knowledge, and gender"

International conference, October 4th & 5th.



2019 Graduate Students Conference - October 25th


Read CfP here


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