Faculty Profile

Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger

Assistant Professor of Spanish (2010)

Contact Information

delutisa@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 121
717.245.1326

Office Hours for Fall 2016: Tues, 2:45-3:45 pm Thurs, 10:15-11:15 am

Education

  • B.A., B.S., Ithaca College, 2001
  • M.A., University of Maryland-College Park, 2003
  • Ph.D., 2010

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

SPAN 231 Env Iss in Contemp Chilean Lit
This course examines literary representations of several environmental issues that have affected Chile, including deforestation, mining, and the endangerment of animals. Through the case study of the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, the class will also examine the treatment of humans as disposable entities. Texts by the following authors may be analyzed: Pablo Neruda, María Luisa Bombal, Gabriela Mistral, Baldomero Lillo, Gonzalo Drago, Luis Sepúlveda, and Francisco Coloane.

LALC 300 19 C Chilean Lit: Independence
Cross-listed with SPAN 380-02. This seminar examines two major historical moments in Chilean history of the nineteenth century and their representations in Chilean literature: the patriots' fight in the war for independence from the Spanish crown, and the subsequent war between Chile and the Peru-Bolivian Confederation in the 1830s. A series of texts from nineteenth-century political figures and authors will be analyzed to discuss the political and literary representations of these critical events. Such authors may include: Rosario Orrego, José Victorino Lastarria, Diego Portales, Mercedes Marín del Solar, Andrés Bello, and Alberto Blest Gana.

SPAN 380 19 C Chilean Lit: Independence
Cross-listed with LALC 300-02. This seminar examines two major historical moments in Chilean history of the nineteenth century and their representations in Chilean literature: the patriots' fight in the war for independence from the Spanish crown, and the subsequent war between Chile and the Peru-Bolivian Confederation in the 1830s. A series of texts from nineteenth-century political figures and authors will be analyzed to discuss the political and literary representations of these critical events. Such authors may include: Rosario Orrego, José Victorino Lastarria, Diego Portales, Mercedes Marín del Solar, Andrés Bello, and Alberto Blest Gana.

Spring 2017

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 231 Env Iss in Contemp Chilean Lit
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. Course topics will consist of a focused cultural theme chosen by the professor. Students may take SPAN 231 up to two times (on different topics) for credit towards either the Spanish major or minor. Examples of possible topics include: Hispanic Cultures through Film: Students will learn about the current culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries through discussion of films. This course will emphasize acquisition of the critical skills necessary to analyze Spanish-language cinema within the context of its country of origin. Hispanic Cultures through Painting: This course will analyze major themes in Hispanic cultures through the lens of painting. Readings that illuminate social, political, and cultural contexts will prepare students to better appreciate the historical significance of a wide variety of well-known painters. Hispanic Cultures through Literature: Students will learn the literary tradition of selected countries through novels, poems, and short plays by representative writers. Emphasis will be on tracing the development of the culture of the country studied. Hispanic Cultures through Media: Students will learn the values, mores and traditions of selected Spanish-speaking countries through popular media and its portrayal of current events. Emphasis will be on analyzing Spanish-language newspapers, magazines and television in order to understand their imagined audience. Prerequisite: 202.