Faculty Profile

Mark Aldrich

Associate Professor of Spanish (1991)

Contact Information


Bosler Hall Room 123


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

2023-2024 Academic Year

Fall 2023

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

SPAN 299 Read & Think About Texts
In this course students will be introduced to a wide variety of artistic texts (mainly contemporary) from around the Spanish-speaking world. We will learn about the historical and cultural contexts that informed some of the most highly regarded art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Students will develop critical thinking skills, orally and in writing, through textual analysis and the examination of different kinds of discourse.

Spring 2024

SPAN 299 Read & Think About Texts
Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Spain

SPAN 299 Read & Think About Texts
Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Spain.