Activities

  • Sigma Delta Pi, a national Spanish honorary society, established the Xi Nu chapter at Whitman in 1981. It is open to students who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Hispanic world. The chapter closed in 2006, following the retirement of Professor Celia Weller.
  • Whitman in Juarez: Fight Against Injustice, Spring 2006
  • Going to the Movies in Mexico City: Urban Life and Political Chance in the Post-Revolutionary Era, a talk by Anne Rubenstein, Associate Professor of History at York University, April 13, 2006
  • Tamale Making Workshop, hosted by La Casa Hispana and the Spanish department, benefitting Whitman in Juarez, March 5, 2006
  • Jewish Film Festival, including Novia que te vea, Spring 2006
  • The Theater of Federico Garcia Lorca, a Lunchbox Theater Production, Dec. 1, 2005
  • Pan de muerto, October 2005
  • Almodóvar Student Films, presented by Spanish 442: Pedro Almodóvar's Spain, May 9, 2005
  • Tres Sombreros de Copa, a play by Miguel Mihura. Presented by Spanish 424 in the Harper Joy Theater, May 6, 2004
  • Bodas de Sangre, a play by Federico Garcia Lorca. Presented by Spanish 441 in the Harper Joy Theater, Dec. 11, 2003
  • Chicano/Latino Literature course taught as part of the Hewlett Foundation’s Pluralism and Unity Grant, Fall, 1999. (Page 1, Page 2)
  • The Crack: a Spanish play by Sabina Berman, translated by Kirsten Nigro, performed at Whitman in 1999.
    • View the cast and crew listing
    • "About Sabina Berman," by Kirsten Nigro
      (Page 1, Page 2)
    • "Sabina Berman visits Whitman for U.S. debut of 'The Crack'" -- Article in the Whitman College Pioneer
      (Page 1, Page 2)
  • "60 Latino Middle School Students Visit Whitman College" -- Article in the Hispanic News, Nov. 28, 1991
  • Cervantes: Visual Translations -- An exhibit from January 25 - February 24, 1990.
  • "Landmarks in 20th Century Mexican Prose" -- Special Studies course in World Literature (388), 2nd semester, 1986-87. Sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Project. This course focused on major Mexican writers of this century who share the complex heritage of revolutionary and post-revolutionary Mexico. Their works were analyzed with emphasis on the unique ways they express Mexican historical and political reality, including the pervasive and continuing issue of agrarian reform.
  • La Corte Musical, The Book of Good Love (April 21, 1984)
  • "Spanish novelist discusses craft", 1982
  • Photo of Millie Mitchell's production of Federico Garcia Lorca's Don Perlimplin, Feb. 1975