Patricia Saldarriaga

Professor of Spanish

 
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Patricia Saldarriaga completed her M.A. at the Ludwig Maximilian Universität in Munich, Germany, and her PhD. in Spanish and Literary Theory at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has been at Middlebury College since 1999, where she teaches courses in Golden Age literature and art, contemporary poetry, literary and cultural theory, and Spanish language. She has taught a number of graduate courses in the Middlebury Spanish Language Schools (Middlebury VT and Guadalajara, Mexico) on different topics of the Baroque. She is the author of: Co-editor. Han cambiado de agua tus ojos. Alfonso Cisneros Cox. Poética, Poesía, Persona. In memoriam (Lima: Editorial Sur, 2016), Los espacios del Primero Sueño de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Arquitectura y cuerpo femenino (Iberoamericana/ Vervuert, 2006), Wasserstimme/Voz de agua (Hagen Verlag, 1991), Espacios como cuerpos (Ed. Caracol, 1984).  In addition, she has published a variety of articles on Renaissance and Baroque literature and culture. She is currently working on two monographs, Cultural Representations of the Apocalypse in the Americas (in co-authorship with Emy Manini), as well as Spheres of God and Knowledge: Geometrization of Power in Hispanic Visual Culture of the 16th-18th centuries. Former member of the Hispanic Baroque Project, current member of UC Mexicanistas, and the EMIT Society.

 

Courses

Course List: 

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DML6950 - Research Methodology Workshops      

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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SPAN6560 - Literary & Film Analysis      

Literary and Film Analysis

This course will introduce the graduate student to the techniques of literary and film analysis, critical thinking, reading, and interpreting Hispanic literary texts. It is divided into four segments, each of which is devoted to the analytic strategies pertinent to one major genre: narrative, poetry, drama, and cinema. Each student will write several papers and actively participate in class discussions. (1 unit)
Required texts: Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Tornasol (Panda Publications, newest edition); Mariano Azuela, Los de abajo (Madrid: Catedra, newest edition).

Required texts:
- Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Tornasol (Panda Publications, newest edition)
- Mariano Azuela, Los de abajo (Fondo de Cultura) (ISBN97896816003205). Literature

Summer 2013, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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SPAN6580 - Literary Theory &Clt Criticism      

Literary Theory and Cultural Criticism

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the various schools that set the grounds for modern literary and cultural criticism. Class discussions will concentrate on the understanding of theoretical texts, as well as, on the reading and analysis of literature and cultural products. We will engage with the main theoretical currents of our time such as structuralism, postructuralism, feminism, and cultural studies. (1 unit)

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury. Literature

Summer 2013, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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CMLT0700 - Senior Thesis      

Senior Thesis
Approval required.

Spring 2014

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SPAN0201 - Intermediate Spanish      

Intermediate Spanish
This accelerated course is designed to review, reinforce, and consolidate the linguistic structures that students need in order to reach the intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish. A grammar review will accompany intensive language acquisition, vocabulary expansion, readings, discussions, and compositions. (Placement test required) 3 hrs. lect., 1 hr. drill. LNG

Spring 2017

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SPAN0210 - Intermediate Spanish I      

Intermediate Spanish I
A course designed to consolidate the skills attained in SPAN 0101, SPAN 0102, and 0103 or the equivalent (0105). A grammar review will accompany an intensive component of readings, discussions, and compositions. (SPAN 0103, SPAN 0105, or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc. LNG

Fall 2013

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SPAN0220 - Intermediate Spanish II      

Intermediate Spanish II
A course for students seeking to perfect their academic writing skills in Spanish. The course is also an introduction to literary analysis and critical writing and will include reading and oral discussion of literary texts. The course will also include a thorough review of grammar at a fairly advanced level. This course may be used to fulfill the foreign languages distribution requirement. (SPAN 0201, SPAN 0210, or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc. LNG

Fall 2017

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SPAN0304 - Ideas and Cultures of Spain      

Ideas and Cultures of Spain
In this course we will analyze the major sociopolitical and cultural elements in representative Spanish texts from the Middle Ages to the present. We will discuss literary, historical, and political texts, works of art, and films that illustrate cultural elements that bear upon the formation of present day Spanish culture and civilization. (SPAN 0220 or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc. EUR LNG

Fall 2016

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SPAN0345 - Hispanic Painting      

Hispanic Painting from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Eras
The main goal of this course is to analyze art. Focusing on aesthetics, we will learn to appreciate the differences between Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque painting. Regarding formal elements we will work on the use of lines, colors, proportions, and perspective. Artistic appreciation will be complemented with readings on historical and theoretical issues with respect to the intersection among imperial power and religion, race, and ethnicity (Casta painting), mythology, the use of the body as a metaphor, and still-lifes, and Vanitas painting. Students will compare artistic manifestations from Spain and the New World, and will be able to trace connections with contemporary art. Students will engage in at least one creative project using Photoshop. Among the artists we will study are: El Greco, Velázquez, Josefa de Óbidos, Goya (Spain), Illescas and The Quito School of Art, Villalpando, Correa, and Cabrera (México), Zapata, Master of Calamarca and many anonymous painters from the Cusco School (Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia). ART CMP LNG

Fall 2016, Spring 2017

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SPAN0371 / CMLT0371 - Don Quixote/Visual Culture      

Don Quixote/ and Its Representation in Visual Culture*
In this course we will read Cervantes’ masterpiece, Don Quixote. Special attention will be given to the historical, philosophical, and cultural context of the period. Emphasis will be placed on specific topics such as religion, governance, intercultural relationships, madness, parody, authorship, and love. We will also study the novel’s representation and adaption in a selection of illustrations, graphic novels, animated films, comics, children’s books, and music. Representation in contemporary global cinema, television, and advertising will also be examined. Students will study different adaptations from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the United States. (At least two courses at the 0300-level or above or by waiver). 3 hrs. lect../screening. CMP EUR LIT LNG

Fall 2014

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SPAN0382 / GSFS0382 - Two Female Mexican Icons      

Two Female Mexican Icons: The Virgin of Guadalupe and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
If one wanted to choose the most representative female figures from all of Mexican history, there is no doubt that Sor Juana and the Virgin of Guadalupe would be the two who have most impacted Mexican society. In this course we will first concentrate on the Guadalupe and will trace her transformation from the 16th- through the 21st century. In spite of a number of polemics around the veracity of her apparitions, she has consolidated herself as the symbol of the Mexican nation. Even in the 21st century, the Virgin of Guadalupe continues to be the most important religious icon in Mexican society. We will read historical documents and poetry, and will give attention to the colonial and contemporary art on the topic. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is considered the first feminist of the New World. We will study some of her most representative pieces, and also her response to the ‘creation’ of the Guadalupe myth. Not open to students who have taken SPAN/WAGS 1015. (Any two 0300-level Spanish course) AAL AMR ART CMP LIT

Fall 2016

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SPAN0416 - Who is Afraid of Poetry?      

Who is Afraid of Poetry?
In this course we will read a selection of poetry by contemporary Spanish and Latin American authors (e.g., Lorca, García Montero, Rossetti, as well as Eielson, Paz, Pizarnik). The main goal of the discussions will be the understanding of poetry in conjunction with contemporary critical ideas. We will learn how to criticize poetic texts using the main theoretical currents of our time such as structuralism, post-structuralism, feminism, and cultural studies. (Senior majors with at least two Spanish courses numbered 0350 or above, or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./disc. sem.

Fall 2013

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SPAN0500 - Independent Study      

Independent Study
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)

Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

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SPAN0705 - Senior Honors Thesis      

Senior Honors Thesis
The department will award honors, high honors, or highest honors on the basis of a student's work in the department and performance in SPAN 0705. (Approval only)

Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Winter 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

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Department of Spanish & Portuguese

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