New Online MA Course, “Art of Spain & Mexico in the L2 Classroom,” spring 2023

This spring, 2023, the Department of Modern Languages is offering three MA-level graduate courses online so that High School language teachers in rural Kansas -- and across the US! -- may earn graduate credit hours without traveling to campus. These courses are ideal for teachers who are working towards dual-certification, who are (or will be)... Continue Reading →

Spanish Major Publishes Bilingual Poem – “La tierra negra” – in Live Ideas Primary Texts Journal

Cade Ciesielski ('22) recently published a bilingual poem, "La Tierra Negra," in the Fall 2021 issue of K-State's Primary Texts Journal, Live Ideas. In this post, Cade offers insight into her creative writing process and the inspiration for her poem, "La tierra negra," which appears in this post in Spanish.

Indigenous languages & Spanish: Special guest, Ana Alonso Ortiz talks language, identity and politics

While Spanish is a minoritized language here in the U.S., throughout much of the Americas, Spanish is the majority language and has been displacing indigenous languages at an increasing rate. Recently, in Dr. Faber's SPAN 779, Bilingualism and Cognition course, students began examining language ideologies and the relationship between language and nation states. On April... Continue Reading →

Dr. Laura Kanost’s Translation Published with University of Oklahoma Press

Dr. Laura Kanost, who teaches Latin American Literature and Translation Studies at K-State, has published an English translation of Cristina Rivera Garza’s groundbreaking study of La Castañeda, an early 20th-century public mental health institution in Mexico City. Rivera Garza's book was originally published in Spanish in 2010 and titled La Castañeda. Narrativas dolientes desde el... Continue Reading →

Meet Dr. DePaoli!

Dr. DePaoli is Professor of Spanish Language, Latin American Literature, Film and Culture, and Latinx Studies at Kansas State University. Since 2002, Dr. DePaoli has been teaching a variety of Spanish classes, including intermediate and advanced courses in Spanish language, Spanish American literature and culture, and Latin American Cinema Studies. Every semester, she teaches Latinx... Continue Reading →

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