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Bienvenidos / Welcome 

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

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.


Prof. Joseph Pierce, plenary speaker at MACLAS 2019

Pierce Maclas

Prof. Joseph Pierce gave the plenary lecture at the 39th annual MACLAS conference 2019. Read more.


2019 Brazilian Politics and Culture

Prof. Javier Uriarte organized this February 20th  a table with historian  Barbara Weinstein (NYU) –former professor at Stony Brook– and anthropologist  Rosana Pinhero Machado (Univ Federal Santa Maria, Brazil) to discuss "Right Wing Populism in Brazil". More information and video with Barbara Weinstein on the past and present of corruption in Brazil.



Digital Humanities Conference: Torn Apart/Separados

On Wednesday, February 27th, Alex Gil and Moacir P. de Sá Pereira (Columbia U) presented the Torn Apart/ Separados project at the DH conference organized by our Department. Read more.





Upcoming events

2019 Graduate Students Conference


Read CfP here 


Spanish Club /Club de español

Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month

Next meeting: March 27

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





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