Spanish Department

Senior Thesis

The cornerstone of a Reed education, the senior thesis is organized as a year-long course in which students work one-on-one with a Spanish department faculty advisor to research and write a 50-70-page essay on a topic that they develop in consultation with the advisor. Although the expectation is for students to write their thesis in English, there is an option to write in Spanish. Students interested in writing their thesis in Spanish should consult with the Spanish department chair at the time of the Jr. Qualifying exam.

Recent Spanish department theses

Black, Margaret. (2015). "A woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown: A critical analysis of the works of Pedro Almodóvar and Alfred Hitchcock."

Copley, Fedora. (2015). "Indigenous hip-hop: Transnational identification and resistance to coloniality."

Mizrahi, Susana. (2015). "La vision estelar: Representación de la simultaneidad temporal en La media noche de Valle-Inclán."

Torrez-Koll, Tamara. (2015). "Barbaric liberty: tropical forests in Argentina during national consolidation and modernization (1845-1926)." [an interdisciplinary history/literature thesis]

Krisnabai-Gitanjali, Kriya. (2014). "Watching violence: The performing spectator in Griselda Gambaro and Teresa Margolles."

Berg, Jordan. (2013). "Barcelona multiplied: Filmic reinterpretations of idealized urban space."

Carson, Ned. (2013). "Inferno unbound: The aesthetic dimension of Roberto Bolaño's 2666."

Finlon, Thomas. (2013). "Photographic representations in short stories of the Río de la Plata."

Giller, Kyle. (2013). "A portrait done in blood: Painting and ideological representation in the "Comedías" of Calderón de la Barca."

McCully, Kate. (2013). "The dehumanization and rehumanization of the modern self in Federico García Lorca's Poeta en Nueva York."

Scherr-Willson, Maya. (2013). "Towards a humanized vision of the Santa Muerte."

Wu, Roland. (2013). "Por la mutación textual: La traducción continua de El gran vidrio de Mario Bellatin."

Yatskowitz, Dean. (2012). "El lugar de la experiencia: El problema de la intersubjetividad y el amor trascendente en Donde habite el olvido de Luis Cernuda y Diván del tamarit de Federico García Lorca."

García, Carmen. (2011). "El pulso del mundo: primitive and posthuman poetics in Vicente Huidobro's Altazor."

Hankin, Charlie. (2011). "Jorge Luis Borges y Rodolfo Walsh en la genealogía del género policial argentino."

Bellis, Caitlin. (2010). "La movida and the body politic: Performance, embodiment, and nation-building in post-Franco Spain." [an interdisciplinary Spanish/Anthropology thesis]