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Hallstead, Susan Rita

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research overview

  • 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


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courses taught

  • SPAN 2110 - Second-Year Spanish 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    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
    Primary Instructor - 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
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    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
    Primary Instructor - 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 3260 - Late 19th and 20th Century Argentine Narrative
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2023
    Considers a series of late 19th and 20th century canonical works from several genres (poetry, short story,essay, and the novel). Students will acquire a very specific knowledge of late 19th and 20th century Argentine literature, its relationship to specific social actors and specific historical processes. A faculty sponsored Global Seminar to Rosario, Argentina, offered through the Study Abroad Program. Department enforced prerequisite: SPAN 3000 or equivalent.
  • SPAN 3290 - Argentine Culture and History in a Latin American Context
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2023
    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.


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