Faculty Profile

Shawn Stein

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2015)

Contact Information

steins@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 10M
717.245.1539

Office Hours for Fall 2018: T/Th 10:30-11:20am and by appt

Bio

Professor Stein's scholarship focuses on contemporary Latin American literary and cultural production. His current research is devoted to analyzing satire and the myth of fair play in football (soccer) fiction in Latin America. Stein's recent work has been published in Chasqui, Hispania, Revista de literatura mexicana and Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. Idols and Underdogs: An Anthology of Latin American Football Fiction, his co-edited anthology of football fiction and author interviews (an English translation of Por amor a la pelota: Once cracks de la ficción futbolera - Editorial Cuarto Propio, 2014), was released by Freight Books in 2016. Stein's teaching experience and interests include community engagement, cultural/literary studies, film, football, satire, Portuguese and Spanish, among other topics.

Education

  • B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, 1998
  • M.A., University of California-Riverside, 2000
  • Ph.D., 2006

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

LALC 200 Contemp Satire in Latin Amer
Cross-listed with SPAN 231-05. The objective of this course is to analyze the use of the satiric mode through contemporary cultural production (short stories, films, comics, songs, essays) from different countries in Latin America. Students will acquire appropriate technical and analytical vocabulary to begin reading, writing and discussing elements of the satiric mode (for example, irony, parody and the grotesque) and understanding the satiric tradition in Latin America. We will explore the ways in which historical, social and political topics (democracy, equality, liberty, justice, censorship, prejudice, taboos, stereotypes and identity) inform different cultural productions with satiric impulses.

PORT 201 Intermediate Portuguese
Review of Portuguese syntax. Introduction to conversation and composition through selected cultural and literary readings. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

SPAN 231 Spanish Composition
Cross-listed with LALC 200-03. The objective of this course is to analyze the use of the satiric mode through contemporary cultural production (short stories, films, comics, songs, essays) from different countries in Latin America. Students will acquire appropriate technical and analytical vocabulary to begin reading, writing and discussing elements of the satiric mode (for example, irony, parody and the grotesque) and understanding the satiric tradition in Latin America. We will explore the ways in which historical, social and political topics (democracy, equality, liberty, justice, censorship, prejudice, taboos, stereotypes and identity) inform different cultural productions with satiric impulses.

LALC 300 Cultures of Soccer
Cross-listed with PORT 380-01 and SPAN 380-01. With billions of fans, soccer (Brazilian futebol, Spanish American fútbol or European football) is the world's most popular sport. In order to gain a greater understanding of the phenomenon that takes place in stadiums, fields, and homes across the planet, this course examines cultural production (literature, film and art) of soccer from Latin America and scholarship on sport and society, with a focus on fair play and the impact that both the beautiful and ugly elements of the game have on individual and collective identities (nation/region, sex/gender, ethnicity, class and religion). This course will be taught in English with FLIC option for PORT or SPAN credit.

PORT 380 Cultures of Soccer
Cross-listed with LALC 300-01 and SPAN 380-01. With billions of fans, soccer (Brazilian futebol, Spanish American fútbol or European football) is the world's most popular sport. In order to gain a greater understanding of the phenomenon that takes place in stadiums, fields, and homes across the planet, this course examines cultural production (literature, film and art) of soccer from Latin America and scholarship on sport and society, with a focus on fair play and the impact that both the beautiful and ugly elements of the game have on individual and collective identities (nation/region, sex/gender, ethnicity, class and religion). This course will be taught in English with FLIC option for PORT or SPAN credit.

SPAN 380 Cultures of Soccer
Cross-listed with LALC 300-01 and PORT 380-01. With billions of fans, soccer (Brazilian futebol, Spanish American fútbol or European football) is the world's most popular sport. In order to gain a greater understanding of the phenomenon that takes place in stadiums, fields, and homes across the planet, this course examines cultural production (literature, film and art) of soccer from Latin America and scholarship on sport and society, with a focus on fair play and the impact that both the beautiful and ugly elements of the game have on individual and collective identities (nation/region, sex/gender, ethnicity, class and religion). This course will be taught in English with FLIC option for PORT or SPAN credit.

Spring 2019

PORT 102 Elementary Portuguese
An intensive study of the fundamentals of Portuguese grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Composition and literary and cultural readings.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent

PORT 202 Intermediate Portuguese II
The primary goals of this course are to review and study advanced grammatical structures, as well as develop writing skills. The course will aim to further develop students’ formal knowledge of Portuguese by studying challenging grammatical structures and producing formal and informal texts, such as letters, reports, narrations, summaries, etc. In order to familiarize students further with the cultures of Portuguese speaking countries, the course will use diverse target-language materials, such as short stories, films, newspaper clips, blog entries, YouTube videos, songs, etc. This course is intended as the gateway to the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies minor. Prerequisite: 200 or 201