Faculty Profile

Alberto Rodriguez

Professor of Spanish (1990)

Contact Information

rodrigua@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 220
717.245.1278

Bio

His scholarship has focused on the Spanish novel of the Golden Age, particularly Cervantes. The subject of his research is the study of narrative discourse in Don Quixote. Besides his work on Cervantes, he has published on other authors of the Spanish Golden Age, and also on Cuban literature.

Education

  • B.A., Clark University, 1974
  • M.A., 1976
  • Ph.D., Brown University, 1987

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

AMST 200 Int to US Latina/o Lit & Cult
Cross-listed with LALC 295-01 and SPAN 295-01. Taught in Spanish. This interdisciplinary introduction to Latina/o Studies discusses foundational historical, cultural, political, artistic, and literary texts of the U.S. Latina/o community. This class will cover diasporic movements and issues of identity, with a particular focus on the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Cuban-American diaspora.

LALC 295 Int to US Latina/o Lit & Cult
Cross-listed with AMST 200-06 and SPAN 295-01. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 295 Int to US Latina/o Lit & Cult
Cross-listed with AMST 200-06 and LALC 295-01. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 305 Intro Literary Analysis/Theory
This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing literary and non-literary texts. These may include - among others-formalist, psychoanalytic, feminist, semiotic, and postructuralist approaches. Students will read both primary texts and theoretical studies, and they will be required to analyze texts themselves. Prerequisite: 231. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.

Spring 2015

SPAN 116 Intermediate Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.

SPAN 116 Intermediate Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.

SPAN 410 Cervantes' Don Quixote
An in-depth study of Cervantes' masterpiece. We will pay close attention to the narrative technique, the many innovations introduced throughout the novel, and the significance of Cervantes' creation for later developments in literature. The whole novel will be read in Spanish.