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Rose McEwen

Associate Professor of


Welles 212B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Rose McEwen has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1998.  She coordinates the Latin American Studies program and study abroad programs in Argentina, Costa Rica and Peru.  In 2005, she received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Colonial and Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture - The Ohio State University, 2001
  • M.A., Latin American Culture - The Ohio State University, 1993
  • B.A., Spanish - Portland (Oregon) State University, 1991

Research Interests

Hispanic Theater, Latin American Women Writers, Immigration Studies, Rigoberta Menchú

Publications and Professional Activities

  • "Guatemala." Chapter In: Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cynthia Tompkins and Kristen Sternberg, eds. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. (July 2004).
  • "Performing One-Act Plays: An Entertaining Process for Developing Oral Proficiency Skills." In: NJAATSP en Acción (journal of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Portuguese and Spanish) 8-8 (Fall, 2003): 5, 12-14.
  • "Rigoberta Menchú." In: Noted Twentieth-Century Latin American Women. Cynthia Tompkins and David William Foster, eds. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2000.


  • LASA
  • Feministas Unidas
  • NeMLA
My Classes

Span 302:
Intro to Hispanic Literature

    An introduction to textual analysis based on representative literary texts from Spain and Latin America. The course covers principles of literary criticism that are central to the analysis and discussion of narrative, poetry, and drama. Prerequisites: SPAN 301.

Span 306:
Survey ofLatin American Lit II

    Survey of major literary works, movements and genres from the late 19th century to the present. Prerequisites: SPAN 302. Offered spring, even years

Span 314:
M/Contemp Latin-Amer Civ

    Study of the main aspects of live in 20th and 21st century Latin America (institutions, society, way of life) through discussions based on the use of authentic documents (reviews, magazines, recordings, interviews, information online). Aural/oral skills emphasized. Prerequisites: SPAN 301. Offered fall, odd years

Span 326:
M/Latin-American Civilizations

    A panoramic study, from ancient times up to the 19th century of the development of Latin American civilization as a phenomenon arising from the synthesis of Indo-American, Hispanic, Creole, Asian, and African elements. Prerequisites: SPAN 301. Offered fall, even years

Span 373:
Contemporary Latin-AmericanLit

    Close reading of representative works and literary movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Prerequisites: SPAN 302. Offered fall, odd years

Span 382:
Sel Top-Hispanic Lit&Culture:

    Study of a period, a genre, or a specific writer or culture topic. Offerings may inlude: Theater of the Golden Age, Latin American Literature of the "Boom," The Spanish Detective Story, Spanish-American Women Writers, Borges, Perez Galdos, Vargas Llosa, Spanish/Latin American Civilization through Film. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Prerequisites: SPAN 301 and permission of Department. Offered at least once every two years