Entries tagged with ‘Spanish’

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 […]

Meet Sarah Cox, Our Spanish Student Assistant

¡Hola a todos! I’m Sarah Cox, a senior biology and Spanish double major on a pre-veterinary track. In addition to being the academic assistant here, I’m also a Spanish tutor, co-president of Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Honor Society), a member of Tri Beta (Biological Honor Society), the pre-vet club, and Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, and […]

Professor Kalbermatten and James Ramsburg (18) received the Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant 2017-2018

Professor María Isabel Kalbermatten and James Ramsburg (18) received the Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant 2017-2018 for their project titled “Manipulation and Representation of Reality in Cristina Kirchner’s Political Discourses from 2007 to 2015.” The main goal of the project is to show how audiences could be manipulated through the speeches of the former president of […]

The Importance of Being Bilingual

By: Emily Syverud If you polled all seniors tomorrow, I’d like to think that we could all agree on one thing – the world has changed a lot since we started at Gustavus as first-years in 2013. Throughout the presidential election and up to today I have noticed an increase in anti-immigrant sentiments and a tense […]

Tertulias Culturales en Confer

On Tuesday, April 18th, the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will be hosting its annual Spanish “Tertulias” in Confer 128 at 7:00 p.m. Tertulias are designed for Spanish students to come and learn about their peers’ study abroad experiences in Spanish-speaking countries. Prospective study abroad students will also have the chance to ask […]

3rd Gustavus Hispanic Film Fest – Coming Soon!!!

The Department of Modern, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Gustavus Adolphus College and the Spanish Section are excited to announce that it will be hosting it’s third Latino Film Festival throughout February and April. All five films fall under a central theme of “Life on the Edge” in many senses of the phrase. Screenings will take […]