Dr. Hallstead specializes in 19th century Argentine literature with an emphasis on fashion narratives and late century women writers. Her Doctoral Dissertation is titled: Fashionation: Politics of Dress and Gender in Nineteenth Century Argentina, 2006. She is currently co-editing a volume on Argentine fashion forthcoming in Iberoamericana Vervuert. Dr. Hallstead is also working on her manuscript that deals with consumption and dress in Argentina 1852-1929.
Latin American Literature and Culture (focus on Argentina), fashion theory and fashion narratives in Argentina
SPAN 2110 - Second-Year Spanish 1
Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Grammar review. Emphasizes reading, writing, and speaking skills. Attendance at the language laboratory may be mandatory. Department enforced prerequisite: SPAN 1020 (min. grade C-). Degree credit not granted for this course and SPAN 2150.
SPAN 2120 - Second-Year Spanish 2
Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
Grammar review. Emphasizes reading, writing and speaking skills. Attendance at the language laboratory may be mandatory. Department enforced prerequisite: SPAN 2110 (min. grade C-). Credit not granted for this course and SPAN 2150.
SPAN 3010 - Advanced Rhetoric and Composition
Designed to refine expository and argumentative writing in Spanish, this course will center around four main areas of study: culture, linguistics, sociopolitical and economic reality, and literature and criticism. A multi-draft process-based approach will guide the writing and revision of essays. Additionally, there will be a focus on grammar and lexical issues most challenging for students at the third-year level.
SPAN 3120 - Advanced Spanish Grammar
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
Analysis of texts from morphological and syntactic perspectives. Structural and semantic characteristics of major features of Spanish are studied at the sentence level. Use of these grammatical features is then studied in selected literary texts.
SPAN 3290 - Argentine Culture and History in a Latin American Context
Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
This course examines the historical trends in Latin America from 1880 to the present and compares and contrasts Argentina's unique cultural identity to the larger Latin American context. The course then considers how said history plays a role in the literary, artistic, philosophical and social currents (including identity issues related to race, ethnicity and gender) that shape contemporary Argentine culture.