Faculty Profile

Jorge Sagastume

Associate Professor of Spanish (2003)

Contact Information

sagastuj@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 126
717.245.1722

Bio

Jorge’s main area of research is the intersection of literature and philosophy, in particular philosophy of language. He is the author of Responsabilidad ética en la lectura del texto teatral, a book focusing on the semiotics of theatre, and five annotated volumes of poetry in translation with scholarly studies as well as numerous essays on Spanish American authors. He has recently published on Borges and Cantor’s hypothesis of the continuum (Bulletin of Hispanic Studies), on Borges and language and identity (Aisthesis), and on Federico Andahazi and epistemological systems (Anales de Literatura Hispanoamericana).

Education

  • B.A., University of Utah, 1997
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1998
  • Ph.D., 2002

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.

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.

Spring 2016

SPAN 231 Writing About Different Arts
This course will focus on acquiring the necessary tools to write, in Spanish, for academic purposes. Students will read short fiction and poetry, view films and study photographic images to later interpret these artistic forms and produce the type of academic writing necessary to succeed in upper-level courses in the field. The main goal of the class, however, will be to help students develop their ability to observe critically the world that surrounds us and be able to express their finding to others in a convincing way, yet realizing that their opinions will and should become points of departure for further debate, thus perpetuating intellectual dialogue.

LALC 331 Modernismo and Vanguardias
Cross-listed with SPAN 331-01.

SPAN 331 St Modernismo & Vanguardia
Cross-listed with LALC 331-01.