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Spanish, Italian and Portugese Faculty

Welcome to the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our Department is strongly committed to excellence in the study of literatures, cultures, and languages. In the 2010 NRC ranking the University of Virginia graduate program in Spanish was ranked among the best in the nation.

Students with Antonio Skármeta

Welcome to the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our Department is strongly committed to excellence in the study of literatures, cultures, and languages. In the 2010 NRC ranking the University of Virginia graduate program in Spanish was ranked among the best in the nation.

Italian MA thesis presentations

Welcome to the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our Department is strongly committed to excellence in the study of literatures, cultures, and languages. In the 2010 NRC ranking the University of Virginia graduate program in Spanish was ranked among the best in the nation.

Macchupicchu

Welcome to the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our Department is strongly committed to excellence in the study of literatures, cultures, and languages. In the 2010 NRC ranking the University of Virginia graduate program in Spanish was ranked among the best in the nation.

Italian majors at the opera

Welcome to the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our Department is strongly committed to excellence in the study of literatures, cultures, and languages. In the 2010 NRC ranking the University of Virginia graduate program in Spanish was ranked among the best in the nation.

Welcome to the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Our Department is strongly committed to excellence in the study of literatures, cultures, and languages. In the 2010 NRC ranking the University of Virginia graduate program in Spanish was ranked among the best in the nation.

Events

Saturday, February 6th

  1. UVa Spanish Theater Group Production "En la ardiente oscuridad" (2pm & 8pm)
    • A DARKNESS THAT BURNS AT HELMS THEATER

      Mark your calendars! From February 5th to the 7th at Helms Theater, the University of Virginia Spanish Theater Group will be presenting its production, in its original language, of Antonio Buero Vallejo’s En la ardiente oscuridad (In a Burning Darkness). Buero Vallejo is considered to be one of the most prominent and respected Spanish playwrights of the twentieth century. En la ardiente oscuridad (1951), Buero’s first play, takes place at a unique school for the blind for young adults. The arrival of a new student, Ignacio, will tragically disrupt the apparent joyfulness and self-assuredness that rule the lives of both faculty and students. The play, set in early 1950s Spain during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, brings to light the universal human dilemma of choosing to live blindly rather than facing a devastating truth.

      En la ardiente oscuridad is the latest production by the University of Virginia Spanish Theater Group and Director Fernando Operé, who with the help of graduate students and faculty, has been enriching UVA and the Charlottesville community with performances in Spanish by Spanish-speaking playwrights for 35 years. Don't miss out on this unique theater experience!

      Shows are Friday, February 5, 8 P.M.; Saturday, February 6, 2 P.M., and 8 P.M.; Sunday, February 7, 2 P.M. Tickets are available at the Arts Box Office in Culbreth Theater from Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., or call 434 924 33 76. Ticket cost is $ 5 for students and $15 for non-students. Art dollars not accepted.

      ¡Nos vemos en el teatro!

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Sunday, February 7th

  1. Spanish Theater Group Production "En la ardiente oscuridad" (2pm)
    • A DARKNESS THAT BURNS AT HELMS THEATER

      Mark your calendars! From February 5th to the 7th at Helms Theater, the University of Virginia Spanish Theater Group will be presenting its production, in its original language, of Antonio Buero Vallejo’s En la ardiente oscuridad (In a Burning Darkness). Buero Vallejo is considered to be one of the most prominent and respected Spanish playwrights of the twentieth century. En la ardiente oscuridad (1951), Buero’s first play, takes place at a unique school for the blind for young adults. The arrival of a new student, Ignacio, will tragically disrupt the apparent joyfulness and self-assuredness that rule the lives of both faculty and students. The play, set in early 1950s Spain during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, brings to light the universal human dilemma of choosing to live blindly rather than facing a devastating truth.

      En la ardiente oscuridad is the latest production by the University of Virginia Spanish Theater Group and Director Fernando Operé, who with the help of graduate students and faculty, has been enriching UVA and the Charlottesville community with performances in Spanish by Spanish-speaking playwrights for 35 years. Don't miss out on this unique theater experience!

      Shows are Friday, February 5, 8 P.M.; Saturday, February 6, 2 P.M., and 8 P.M.; Sunday, February 7, 2 P.M. Tickets are available at the Arts Box Office in Culbreth Theater from Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., or call 434 924 33 76. Ticket cost is $ 5 for students and $15 for non-students. Art dollars not accepted.

      ¡Nos vemos en el teatro!

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Tuesday, February 9th

  1. Spanish Major Declaration Workshop - Feb 9
    • The Spring 2016 Spanish major declaration workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 9 at 5:30pm in New Cabell Hall 315. Students who want to declare a major should attend and bring a Declaration of Major form, available in the College Registrar’s Office located in Monroe Hall 101.

      In order to declare a major in Spanish, a student must have completed SPAN 3010 (Grammar & Composition I) or the equivalent, with a grade of C or better. A C- is insufficient.

      The workshop will be presided over by Spanish Faculty Advisors who will review the highlights of declaring a Spanish major, answer questions from students, assign advisors, and sign major declaration forms during the workshop.

      All students are welcome to attend to get more information about the Spanish program.

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