News

Congratulations, Professor Bergmann!

Congratulations to Prof. Emilie Bergmann, on the publication of her volume (co-edited with Stacy Schlau): The Routledge Research Companion to the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. (more…)

Message from Faculty – DACA

As faculty in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Berkeley, we are saddened and deeply troubled by the announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, also known as the Dreamers Act, is scheduled to be suspended.

We echo UC President Janet Napolitano’s call for “Congress to immediately pass bipartisan legislation that would provide a permanent solution” for Dreamers by charting “a secure path toward citizenship,” and we applaud her commitment to maintaining structures of support for DACA students throughout the UC system.

We reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that the Department of Spanish and Portuguese will remain a welcoming place for all students in the months ahead, and we stand firmly with Dreamers, their families, and their friends during these difficult times.

New Faculty Member, Tom McEnaney

The department is very pleased to welcome Tom McEnaney as new member of the department.  Professor McEnaney comes to us from Cornell University as an advanced Assistant Professor. His research interests include the history of media and technology, Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature, sound studies, linguistic anthropology, computational (digital) humanities and new media studies. His new book, Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas (FlashPoints at Northwestern University Press, 2017) investigates the co-evolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States. Professor McEnaney will be teaching in the Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature.

Achy Obejas, Writer-in-Residence for Spring 2017

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to welcome distinguished writer, translator and teacher Achy Obejas as our Writer-in-Residence for Spring 2017. She will be teaching a beginning workshop for translators, which will include critical readings, in-class exercises, peer critique and discussion. (more…)

No Legacy || Literatura electrónica

Prof. Saum-Pascual’s exhibit No Legacy || Literatura electrónica, that was on display at UC Berkeley last year, is opening this week in San Francisco at the California College of the Arts. The show will be open February 23 – May 5. Please click here to visit the CCA event page with more information.

Anabel Hernández joins us as visiting scholar

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is happy to announce that journalist and researcher Anabel Hernández joins us as visiting scholar during the 2016-2017 academic year, as part of the UC Berkeley research group “Mexico and the Rule of Law”, co-directed by Ivonne del Valle and Estelle Tarica. 

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Message from the Department regarding the election

¡Cómo, hermanos humanos,
no deciros que ya no puedo y
ya no puedo con tanto cajón,
tanto minuto, tanta
lagartija y tanta
inversión, tanto lejos y tanta sed de sed!
Señor Ministro de Salud; ¿qué hacer?
!Ah! desgraciadamente, hombres humanos,
hay, hermanos, muchísimo que hacer.

César Vallejo, “Los Nueve Monstruos” (fragment)

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