Spanish News & Announcements Archive


Films You Can’t See Anywhere Else

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Media Studies; the Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality; the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute; and the JHU-MICA Film Center presents: “Films You Can’t See Anywhere Else” A double-feature screening of O Babado da Toinha (Brazil, 2014) […]


Spanish Program Fall Lecture Series

The Spanish Program in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures presents its fall lecture series, which includes talks from established and emerging scholars from across the United States and England. Please join us! Monday, Sept. 24: Álvaro Santana Acuña (Whitman College), “One Hundred Years of Solitude: The Making of a Global Literary […]


Lecture: “What’s the Use?: Iberian Studies and the Quest for Relevance”

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures presents: What’s the Use? Iberian Studies and the Quest for Relevance. A lecture by Sebastiaan Faber Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies Oberlin College Tuesday, April 24, 2018 5:15 p.m. Gilman 288 ​Sebastiaan Faber, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College, is the author, most recently, of Memory Battles […]


Recruitment underway for Lecturer in Spanish

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at the Johns Hopkins University seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer to teach undergraduate courses in the Spanish Language Program beginning Fall 2018. Candidates should ideally have the following qualifications: M.A. required, PhD desirable with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics or Foreign Language […]


Lecture: “History and the Latin American Novel: The Cases of Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes”

On Wednesday, December 6th, Julio Ortega, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Brown University, will deliver a lecture titled, “History and the Latin American Novel: The Cases of Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes,” at 1 p.m. in Gilman 479. The lecture is free and open to the public. Professor Ortega is an accomplished scholar, poet, […]


October 24-November 15: Exhibition by Spanish photographer Fernando Sánchez

On October 24 at 6 p.m., Fernando Sánchez, one of Spain’s leading photojournalists, will premier his exhibition “Madrid, Urban Poetry” in the Q Space at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library. The exhibition will run from October 24 through November 15. Fernando Sánchez began his photographic work for the newspaper Público in 2008 and, since 2012, has […]


Professor Sara Castro-Klarén Receives Order of the Sun Distinction from Peruvian Government

On September 15, 2017, at the residence of the Peruvian Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Sara Castro-Klarén was awarded Peru’s highest distinction, the Order of the Sun [La Orden del Sol del Perú] in the rank of Commander, on behalf of the President of Peru for her outstanding scholarly contributions to the study of […]


Lecture: “Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez in Dialogue”

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Christian Fernandez will deliver the lecture, “Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez in Dialogue.” Fernandez is an associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. His scholarship focuses on Latin American colonial and postcolonial studies.


Welcome to Bécquer Seguín

The Spanish Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Bécquer Seguín as Assistant Professor of Iberian Studies. Dr. Seguín will also be affiliated with the Center for Advanced Media Studies and the Program in Latin American Studies. His research is generally concerned with the cultural, political, and historical events that bind Europe and Latin America and his current […]


Prof. Egginton Publishes New Book on Cervantes

the man who invented fiction book cover

The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World explores Cervantes’ life and the world he lived in, showing how his influences converged in his work, and how his work—especially Don Quixote—radically changed the nature of literature and created a new way of viewing the world. Finally, it explains how that worldview went on to infiltrate art, politics, and science, and how the world today would be unthinkable without it.