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Faculty Profile

Mark Aldrich

Associate Professor of Spanish; Executive Director of the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, 2019-22 (1991)

Contact Information

255 W Louther St 2nd Fl Room 5


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.


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

2021-2022 Academic Year

Spring 2022

SPAN 299 Read & Think About Texts
In this course we will study a wide variety of works from around the Spanish-speaking world in which alcohol has a protagonistic role. How have views towards alcohol abuse changed over time? How is it different from one culture to another? We will address these and many related questions. All the while, our principal interest will be to introduce techniques and approaches to reading and interpreting works of literature and other forms of artistic expression. Students will develop their ability to examine discourses, analyze arguments, and construct and defend arguments of their own, orally and in writing.

SPAN 550 Independent Research