Archive for Ana Adams

Meet our Spanish Departmental Assistant: Itzell Martinez

  Hi, my name is Itzell Martinez, I am a senior pre-dental Spanish major and LALACS minor here at Gustavus. On campus I am involved in the tri sigma sorority, secretary and publicist for the pre-dental club, OLAS, and a Gustie Greeter. I am from Maplewood, MN and this year I have the pleasure of […]

Meet our Teaching Assistant this year: Daniel López Fernández

Hello! My name is Daniel López Fernández. I have majored in Translation and Interpreting in English, French and Italian. I have studied languages my whole life and that’s why I wanted to learn about their cultures too! That’s why I’m here, to get to know better the American culture and bring some of Spain’s knowledge […]

6th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival: Bacurau

On Monday, February 27th the 6th Gustavus Latinx Film Fest began with a showing of the 2019 Brazilian film, Bacurau. The event began with a few words from Professor Darío Sánchez González of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. He explained that the film takes place in a small, fictional town named Bacurau […]

Demostración de cocina: Frixuelos

La sociedad honorífica de español, Sigma Delta Pi, agradece al Profesor Darío Sánchez González la demostración y degustación de los frixuelos. Gracias por darnos contexto cultural a esta receta tradicional asturiana. ¡Riquísima! . .

5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival: Ema, a Woman on Fire

  The film “Ema” starts with a fire. Specifically, it begins with the visage of a burning stoplight, and the screen pans out to reveal a woman holding a blowtorch. This woman, Ema, is setting fire to the streets. The film, directed by Juan de Dios Larraín, tells the story of this fire-starter, a dancer […]

Guie’Dani’s Navel : 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

The film, Guie’Dani’s Navel is a story quite different from others in its category with a strikingly intense main character. The movie is directed and written by Xavi Sala who portrays a story of a young girl rebelling her reality while yearning for more than servitude. The film uses long silences that may seem dull […]

Neither Hero Nor Traitor : 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

  The film Ni Héroe ni Traidor, directed by Nicolas Savignone, is a powerful look into the pressures on a young Argentinian thrown into the conflict over the Falkland Islands with Great Britain in 1982. Initially, the audience is introduced to the protagonist, Matias, who is in the midst of a life typical to that […]

Perro Bomba: : 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

Despite being the directorial debut of Juan Cáceres, Perro bomba manages to present an  extremely compelling and nuanced look at the vulnerabilities experienced by Haitian immigrants  in Chile. The film follows Steevens, an established Haitian immigrant who, at first glance, seems  to be leading a reasonably comfortable life. He has friends, a job, a roof […]

Birds of Passage: 5th Gustavus Latinx Film Festival

Pájaros de verano (Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra) is an indigenous narrative, detailing the corrosion of a native Wayuu family caught within the 1970s drug trade. This film is not meant to be an easy watch, but a slow digestion that leaves the audience craving more about Colombia’s economic and social situation. After viewing the […]

The Voice of Our Majors

Melanie Eggler graduates from our Spanish Teaching Program. She will soon have students of her own and will inspire generations to learn Spanish and learn about the world. Congratulations Melanie!!! Amelia Espinosa graduates with majors in Political Science, International Relations, and Spanish and a minor in Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies. Amelia has earn many […]