The Doctoral and Professional Workshop Schedule 2022-23

The Doctoral and Professional Workshop  is a yearlong workshop designed for professional development. The subject matter varies from term to term, and from year to year. 1 credit if enrolled, graded SATISFACTORY/UNSATISFACTORY. Open to all students.

The various workshops that make up The Doctoral and Professional Workshop are referred to as “Modules”. A Module may contain more than one session. To complete a Module, you must attend all sessions. If taken for credit (SPAN 980 and 981), students must attend at least three complete Modules throughout the year to receive credit. 

If enrolled for credit, please write to the DGS, Aníbal González-Pérez, when you attend a full Module.

Past Workshops

See schedule below;  the format (virtual or in-person) may vary and is subject to change due to University COVID-19 guidelines.

Registration may be required, see each Module below for more details.

Fall 2022

Module 1

If enrolled in SPAN 980, attending both sessions will count as one Module.

The Theory and Literary Practices in the Iberian Middle Ages: The Age of Don Juan Manuel

Dr. Carlos Heusch, Fall semester Iberian Connections Scholar-in-Residence. Professor Heusch is a Full Professor of Medieval Hispanic Studies at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon. 

Session 1, “The Practical Palimpsest of Theory”, Thursday, October 13, 5:30-7:30 in HQ 133

Session 2, “The Reinvention of Fiction”, Tuesday, October 18, 5:30-7:30 in HQ 133

See event details here.

Module 2A

Counts as one of two Javier Espada events in one full Module.

Buñuel: A Surrealist Filmmaker 

Documentary film screening in collaboration with The Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) featuring the film’s director, Javier Espada

See event details here.

Monday, November 7, 2022

WHC Auditorium, 53 Wall Street, 5:00pm

Module 2B

If enrolled in SPAN 980, attending both Javier Espada events will count as one Module.

Lecture & Reception with Javier Espada

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

4:30pm, Humanities Quadrangle (HQ) 107

See event details here.

Module 3

If enrolled in SPAN 980, attending both sessions will count as one Module.

Micro-seminar on Trans-Pacific Studies with Professor Koichi Hagimoto (Wellesley)


This micro-seminar presents a brief overview of Trans-Pacific Studies through which we explore diverse intersections between Asia and Latin America from historical, literary and cultural perspectives. We will discuss the ways in which Asian immigrants have contributed to the making of contemporary Latin America. A particular attention will be paid to the historical presence of the Chinese in Mexico and Cuba, as well as that of the Japanese in Peru and Argentina. Topics for discussion may include, Global South, modernity, diaspora, immigrant identity, historical memory, (trans)nationalism, (post)colonialism, and race and ethnicity

Session 1: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 4:00-7:00pm, HQ 359

Session 2: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 4:00-7:00pm, HQ 359

See event details here.

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