Faculty Profile

Elise Bartosik-Velez

Professor of Spanish (2003)

Contact Information

bartosie@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 320
717.245.1844

Office Hours for Fall 2018: Wed. 10:30-noon; Fri. 3:00-4:30; by appt.

Bio

Professor Bartosik-Vélez received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Illinois. She teaches Latin American literature and focuses in particular on the colonial period through independence. Her research interests include: intellectual history, the legacy of the classical world in the Americas, and the colonial and independence era in the Americas (British and Spanish).

Education

  • B.A., University of California at San Diego, 1987
  • Masters in Pacific International Affairs, University of California at San Diego, 1990
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
  • Ph.D., 2003

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 102. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 102 or placement by department. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish
This course is a continuation of Spanish 102. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 102 or placement by department. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

SPAN 305 Intro Literary/Cultural Analys
This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing cultural products of the Spanish-speaking world. Strong emphasis is placed on expanding and honing strategies for close reading and/or interpretation, a practice that requires paying careful attention to the formal features of cultural products as well as their thematic content and generic conventions. Students will develop the necessary methodological skills and vocabulary enabling them to produce writing for academic purposes, which includes conducting advanced research and incorporating secondary sources to strengthen students’ own written arguments. This course prepares students for upper-level Spanish courses by fostering their abilities to examine discourses, analyze arguments, and construct arguments of their own. Prerequisite: 231.

SPAN 500 Independent Study

Spring 2019

LALC 200 Analyzing Latin American Lit
Cross-listed with SPAN 231-01.This course will focus on developing students' writing skills as we read a wide selection of Latin American literature. Emphasis will be placed on developing techniques for performing close readings and how to write a convincing literary analysis in Spanish.

SPAN 231 Spanish Composition
Cross-listed with LALC 200-04.This course will focus on developing students' writing skills as we read a wide selection of Latin American literature. Emphasis will be placed on developing techniques for performing close readings and how to write a convincing literary analysis in Spanish.

SPAN 305 Intro Literary/Cultural Analys
This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing cultural products of the Spanish-speaking world. Strong emphasis is placed on expanding and honing strategies for close reading and/or interpretation, a practice that requires paying careful attention to the formal features of cultural products as well as their thematic content and generic conventions. Students will develop the necessary methodological skills and vocabulary enabling them to produce writing for academic purposes, which includes conducting advanced research and incorporating secondary sources to strengthen students’ own written arguments. This course prepares students for upper-level Spanish courses by fostering their abilities to examine discourses, analyze arguments, and construct arguments of their own. Prerequisite: 231.