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

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

SPAN 231 Spanish Conversation & Comp
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. In this course students will learn about some of the major festivals and rituals that are central to Hispanic cultures. We will study different kinds of fiestas in Spain and Latin America from multiple perspectives, and will strive to understand many of their multiple roles in terms of community, religion, entertainment, and even tourism. Part of our learning will develop from representations of fiestas in visual arts, literature, first person accounts, and popular media.

SPAN 360 Intro to Translation Studies
Part of the Cuban Mini-Mosaic.