Faculty Profile

Mark Aldrich

Associate Professor of Spanish (1991)

Contact Information

aldrich@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 123
717.245.1288

Bio

He is particularly interested in 20th century Spanish poetry, although his publications include both Peninsular and Spanish American subjects. He has also published literary translations. Current scholarship is focused on poetry translation and the work of Rafael Pérez Estrada.

Education

  • B.A., Hamilton College, 1981
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1991

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

SPAN 231 Fiesta: Rituals & Celebrations
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. In this course students will learn about some of the major festivals and rituals that are central to Hispanic cultures. We will study different kinds of fiestas in Spain and Latin America from multiple perspectives, and will strive to understand many of their multiple roles in terms of community, religion, entertainment, and even tourism. Part of our learning will develop from representations of fiestas in visual arts, literature, first person accounts, and popular media.

SPAN 360 Intro to Translation Studies
Part of the Cuban Mini-Mosaic.

Spring 2016

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 201.

SPAN 202 Advanced Grammar
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 201, 120, or the equivalent.

SPAN 202 Advanced Grammar
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 201, 120, or the equivalent.

SPAN 500 Independent Study