News News for Spanish and Portuguese es Oh, the Things You Can Do as a Spanish Major! <p>When I mention I attend UC Davis, people usually assume I study Animal Science or another similarly scientific major. While UC Davis is known for its exemplary STEM programs, my interests lie in the realm of languages and literature. I love being a <a href="">Spanish major at UC Davis</a>.</p> <p><a href="">Link to full Article</a></p> April 07, 2020 Vanessa G Alvarez Staff working remotely as of March 16th <p>The Languages &amp; Literatures staff are currently working remotely. Please visit <a href=""></a> to view their contact information.</p> March 16, 2020 Mandy L Bachman Professor Newcomb co-edits New Book <p>Professor Robert Patrick Newcomb is a co-editor, along with professors Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, Pedro García-Caro (both University of Oregon), and Sebastaan Faber (Oberlin College; Ph.D. in Spanish, UC Davis), of a new volume Transatlantic Studies: Latin America, Iberia, and Africa, published by Liverpool University Press. November 20, 2019 rpnewcom Border Wall Mural envisioned by Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana has been completed <p>A UC Davis student is telling the stories of people who came to the United States as young, undocumented immigrants, and she’s doing it in one of the most prominent places imaginable: the razor wire-topped border wall in Tijuana.</p> August 14, 2019 maryc 2/27/19 Meet and Greet with Xóchitl Rodríguez <p>Meet and Greet with Xóchitl Rodríguez</p> <p>Rodríguez earned her BA in Spanish and International Relations from UC Davis in 2008 and her MA in Spanish from Sacramento State in 2013. Born in Saint Helena and raised in Woodland, Rodríguez is bilingual, is a first-generation college student, and a US Army veteran and reservist. She was elected to the Woodland City Council in 2016, for a four-year term. She is also active in state government and currently serves as a consultant to the California State Assembly.</p> <p>Wednesday, February 27th, 2019<br /> 12pm<br /> 912 Sproul Hall</p> February 08, 2019 Sarah Davis Professor Michael Lazzara Interviewed on TV Network of the University of Santiago de Chile <p>Professor Michael Lazzara appeared as a featured guest on "Criaturas," a program hosted by Chilean writer and literary critic Andrea Jeftanovic, which airs on the University of Santiago de Chile Television Network. The program focuses on a Latin American literary character as a conversation starter. In this episode, Professor Lazzara discusses El Padre Mío, the main character of a book by Chilean author Diamela Eltit, who won the 2018 Chilean National Literary Award. January 18, 2019 Mandy L Bachman Department of Spanish and Portuguese Hosts Prominent Cuban Author Leonardo Padura Fuentes We are honored to host Leonardo Padura Fuentes, one of Cuba's most revered authors, for several events Wednesday, October 24th and Thursday, October 25th. Please see the article and our events list for more information. October 23, 2018 Chris Meares The Story of a First Generation Student - Languages and Literatures' own Lorenzo Zúñiga <p>Being the first in one's family to attend college is a major step in one's life and can be an intimidating experience - encountering a new world for which a student has not been prepared by family history. UC Davis honors its first generation students for their boldness and determination to further their education. The <a href="">First Generation Initiative</a> at UC Davis is a resource for first generation students and one of its goals is to raise awareness of these students' experiences. October 16, 2018 Anónimo Professor Robert Newcomb Publishes New Title <p>Congratulations to Professor Robert Newcomb on the publication of his book, Iberianism and Crisis: Spain and Portugal at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, by the University of Toronto Press.  Iberianism and Crisis examines how prominent peninsular essay writers and public intellectuals, active around the turn of the twentieth century, looked to Iberianism to address a succession of political, economic, and social crises that shook the Spanish and Portuguese states to their foundations. August 16, 2018 Anónimo Wed., June 6 - “Shockwaves: Immigration & its Racial Reverberations on the Contemporary Spanish Stage” Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Coleman, Marquette University Wednesday, June 6th, Dr. Jeffrey Coleman of Marquette University will present "Shockwaves: Immigration &amp; its Racial Reverberations on the Contemporary Spanish Stage." Please view the article to learn more about this much anticipated event. June 05, 2018 Anónimo Announcing the 2018 Samuel G. Armistead Spanish Essay Writing Contest The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to announce the 2018 SAMUEL G. ARMISTEAD SPANISH ESSAY WRITING CONTEST. $500 prize for first place! Deadline to apply: May 18th. February 27, 2018 Anónimo 3 Mythbusters About Humanities Majors <p>Academic Advisor Ami Lowrey debunks three common misconceptions about majoring and taking courses in the humanities, explaining why it is worthwhile for all students.</p> <p>View the full post here: <a href=""></a>.</p> January 31, 2018 Anónimo Spanish Majors Have Portable Skills for the Global Workplace <p></p> <p>Above: Haydee Gonzalez, a double major in Spanish and political science, works on her notes before the start of her logical reasoning class in a pre-law outreach program at the School of Law. Majoring in Spanish gives students like Haydee skills in writing and communication —good preparation for a law career. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis) </p> November 21, 2017 Anónimo