Faculty Profile

Carolina Castellanos

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2010), Department Chair

Contact Information

castellc@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 12M
717.245.1834

Bio

Education

  • Literata, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, 2000
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University, 2007
  • Ph.D., 2010

2013-2014 Academic Year

Fall 2013

PORT 115 Port for Speakers of Rom Lang
This course is designed for students who have previously studied another Romance language and would like develop speaking, reading, writing and listening skills in Portuguese. The course assumes no previous knowledge of Portuguese, and will rely on the comparative grammar and cognate vocabulary of Spanish and other Romance languages to develop language skills over the course of the semester. In addition, the class will explore aspects of Portuguese-speaking cultures in Europe, Latin America and Africa. Prerequisites: four semesters of a Romance language (or the equivalent), or permission of instructor.

PORT 242 Brazilian Cultural/Soc Iss
Cross-listed with LALC 242-01.Taught in English.

LALC 242 Brazilian Cultural/Soc Iss
Cross-listed with PORT 242-01.Taught in English.

LALC 390 Span-Amer Narrative of 21st C
Cross-listed with SPAN 410-01. This class focuses on the analysis of texts—narrative, cinema, and other cultural manifestations—produced in the 21st century. It aims to discuss the most recent tendencies of young and renowned Spanish American authors, while examining the intersections of socioeconomic class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and transnational influences.

SPAN 410 Span-Amer Narrative of 21st C
Cross-listed with LALC 390-01. This class focuses on the analysis of texts—narrative, cinema, and other cultural manifestations—produced in the 21st century. It aims to discuss the most recent tendencies of young and renowned Spanish American authors, while examining the intersections of socioeconomic class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and transnational influences.

SPAN 500 Independent Study

Spring 2014

PORT 231 Portuguese Conversation/Comp
Advanced practice in oral and written Portuguese. In-class work focuses primarily on oral practice through presentations and class-wide discussions of these presentations, of current events, readings and films, as well as small group practice emphasizing everyday situations. Out-of-class work focuses on writing and revision of compositions with emphasis on both grammar and style. Prerequisite: 116, 115 or permission of the instructor.

LALC 300 Revolutionaries in Latin Am
Cross-listed with SPAN 380-02. This class examines the representation of revolutionaries and guerrillas in terms of race, socioeconomic status, gender, and sexuality. The class focuses on the Mexican, Cuban, and Sandinista Revolutions, as well as on some revolutionary student movements in Latin America. Students will read a variety of texts, such as novels, testimonials, songs, films, and theoretical and historical articles.

SPAN 380 Revolutionaries in Latin Am
Cross-listed with LALC 300-02. This class examines the representation of revolutionaries and guerrillas in terms of race, socioeconomic status, gender, and sexuality. The class focuses on the Mexican, Cuban, and Sandinista Revolutions, as well as on some revolutionary student movements in Latin America. Students will read a variety of texts, such as novels, testimonials, songs, films, and theoretical and historical articles.

SPAN 500 Independent Study