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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
Fall 2014 Classes

SPAN 102:
Elementary Spanish II

    A continuation of SPAN 101. Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or its equivalent.

SPAN 300:
Oral Communication

    Intensive training in aural comprehension and oral expression, pronunciation and intonation. Topics based on everyday situations. For credit in the major, minor, or concentration, only when taken in s
    equence (before or at the same time as 301) or during Freshman year. Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or its equivalent.
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SPAN 382:
ST-HispL&C:FeministLit LatinAm

    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-Ameri
    can 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
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SPAN 501:
Spanish Writing Seminar

    This course examines techniques of research and writing at the graduate level by focusing on the applications of research to literature and culture, the development of independent research projects, a
    nd the preparation and evaluation of scholarly criticism in the discipline. The primary goal of this course is to improve the ability of students to perform graduate research and writing at our institution as well as in full-immersion graduate programs abroad; however, more generally, it will help to prepare them for their professional careers. Prerequisite: Admission into graduate program or by permission of instructor.
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SPAN 582:
ST-HispL&C:FeministLit LatinAm

    A study of a period, a genre, a theme or a specific writer. (May be taken twice under different subtitles.) Offered: when demand is sufficient