New Course for the Fall: INGL 6478: Old English

Interested in traveling through time? This course will take you back to the early stages of the English language. Learn to read and translate the writings of the Anglo-Saxons. You will leave this course with a specific skill. Experience a student-centered approach to the acquisition of a historical language, with a focus on games, jokes, riddles, etc. Read the fascinating “early novel” Apollonius of Tyre, OE Elegies like The Wanderer and explore the shape-shifting universe of The Riddles of the Exeter Book. The course concludes with a consideration of Old English in contemporary English literature and cinema, focusing in particular … Read more…

Cine con Cinématèque

Cinématèque will be presenting a selection of short films made by students and graduates of the UPRM Film Certificate on Noches de Galeria in San Germán this Tuesday. It will include the winner of Best Short Film in the 2016 Rincon Film Festival and the winner of Best Documentary in Rincon 2015. Come see the films and meet the filmmakers!

Meet María Quintero Aguiló

A Colegio alumna from the Department of English’s Bachelor’s in Literature and Master’s in English Education programs, María del Carmen Quintero Aguiló holds a PhD in the Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Caribbean from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus. Her area of specialization is Caribbean poetry with an emphasis on the works of Derek Walcott and Kamau Brathwaite from a postcolonial ecocritical perspective. María has presented in various international conferences and her work has appeared in various books from the University of the Netherlands Antilles Press in conjunction with the University of the West Indies, as … Read more…

Former Digital Humanities Interns Talk About Their Experiences.

“It changed me completely, I learned so much and acquired many skills that I will need for my profession. Also, it gave me a huge boost of confidence, I was very shy and didn’t feel like I knew much (which I didn’t) about the field, but I grew both professionally and as a person.” – Alanis Font The Digital Humanities Internship has been a big step forward in the life of former students that have worked in it. Taught as a recommended elective by Dr. Leonardo Flores every semester since Fall 2013, it helps its students learn new skills that … Read more…

Undergraduate Mixer

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, the English Department took part in its Undergraduate Mixer where students and Advisors get together to discuss their future and how to enjoy the college track.  Dr. Nancy Vicente “Nanvan” is the current Department Associate Director, and part of her duties is to assign the current English Department students Advisors which are current members of the Departments faculty. In this mixer is discusses the courses students should take, from the institutional requirements to the core English Department courses. The English department has two tracks Linguistics and Literature, we also have a Film Certificate  and Teacher Certification … Read more…

Spanish Literature Course: Modernismo en Hispanoamérica

Attention English Majors. Next semester Drs. Carmen M. Rivera Villegas and Ivonne Recinos Aquino will be teaching Modernismo en Hispanoamerica, a course that not only fulfills a Spanish course requirement, but also supplements your literary education with knowledge and appreciation of an influential literary movement in Hispanic American culture. Here’s the description provided by Dr. Carmen Rivera Villegas: Lectura y análisis crítico de las principales obras modernistas de Hispanoamérica. Incluye una selección de textos en prosa (novela, cuentos y ensayos) así como un muestrario poético que recoge las principales influencias que recibió el modernismo tales como el panteísmo, el platonismo, … Read more…

Enhance Your Curriculum with Innovation Tracks

Attention English Majors! Have you considered what kinds of skills you would like to develop to make you more successful as an entrepreneur or when applying for jobs? Have you thought about enhancing your considerable critical reading, writing, and thinking skills with training on how to apply them in innovative ways to emergent 21st century market and job market needs? What courses and workshops can you enroll in that will help you achieve your goals? Innovation Tracks— a new initiative led by Drs. Ubaldo Córdova, Mary Leonard, Lourdes Medina, and Leonardo Flores– offers you alternative curricula (tracks) that you can … Read more…

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