Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked nationally as one of the top ten graduate programs at public research universities. We are a world class group with more than 30 faculty members, over 50 graduate students, and over 350 undergraduate majors. We are diverse in terms of research area and approach (literary/cultural studies, linguistics, Latina/o Studies), as well as national origin and language (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Basque, Catalan, Quechua).
Browse Collections of Items
(2016-11-18)Incongruent Subjects: Crisis Narratives in Argentina and Spain (2001-2012) studies narrative fiction and film produced in Argentina and Spain in the last decades, focusing on the cultural construction and representation ...
(2016-06-15)Heritage speakers (i.e., descendants of immigrants that speak an ethnic minority language in a society where a different language is spoken as the majority language) are linguistically a unique population, because, while ...
Differential object marking in Basque: grammaticalization, attitudes and ideological representations (2016-07-14)Differential Object Marking (DOM), a typologically common phenomenon, has enjoyed abundant scholarly interest insomuch as theoretical explanations of its key parameters (Aissen, 2003; Malchukov and Swart, 2008; Hoop and ...
(2015-07-17)This dissertation studies the genre of travel writing in Spain from 1860 until 1929. I am looking at elements of authority, mobility and gender related to the concept of modernity and its specific manifestations in Spain. ...
(2015-06-22)This dissertation provides a new reading of modern Peruvian and Chilean literatures through the tumultuous history of the global trade in fertilizer. Focusing on the guano era in Peru (1840s-1870s) and the nitrate era in ...