¡Bienvenidos al departamento de español de Sewanee! Welcome to the Sewanee Spanish Department. Our department, which has seen rapidly growing demand in recent years, offers a comprehensive program, from beginning language classes to advanced courses in literature and culture.

Our culturally diverse faculty, from the United States, Spain, and Latin America, speak with a variety of accents and dialectical variants and conduct research in a broad range of geographical areas and time periods.

Students will find opportunities to hear and speak Spanish outside the classroom, at the Casa de España y las Américas, weekly Spanish Table, monthly tertulia gatherings, and occasional events such as lectures and film screenings.

The Spanish Department offers a number of study abroad programs. These include Summer in Spain, in which students hike the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route across the north of the country, Semester in Spain, which focuses on Spain and the European Union, and travel to Latin America, in recent years to Cuba and Brazil.

The Spanish Department works closely with other departments and programs whose offerings we complement, such as International and Global Studies, Humanities, and Women and Gender Studies.


Dr. Burner's Article Published
September 18, 2018
Dr. Lisa Burner's article on Gorriti and Incan treasure is out in the Summer, 2018 edition of the "Hispanic Review" entitled "Tales of incan gold in an era of guano:Juana manuela gorriti's precious metal melodramas." The Spanish Department is also very proud to announce the birth of Lisa and Justin Burner's baby son, Ellis, this summer.
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Tertulias Set for Fall Semester
September 18, 2018
The residents of the Spanish House have set a fun schedule of tertulias for the fall semester. The first tertulia was last Thursday, September 13, when students got to meet this year's Spanish House director, Pedro Sanchez of Spain and the residents. Read more to see the full schedule.
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Sewanee Summer in Cartagena, Colombia
August 30, 2018
Nine students stayed with host families in the residential area of Manga in Cartagena, Colombia, for five weeks in June and July. Students studied the colonial history of Latin America in Spanish 303 and received guidance in speaking and understanding in Spanish 326. The program was in partnership with the Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar which is based in Manga. A few highlights from the trip included historical landmarks like Castillo San Felipe, cultural events like cooking classes, and beautiful beaches like Playa Tranquilla.
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