Office Hours

Spring 2015

  • TR 2:00–3:00
    and by appointment


  • Foreign films
  • Downhill skiing
  • Scientific development
  • Creative writing
  • Gardening
  • Baking

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 2015 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 discus
    sion of narrative, poetry, and drama. Prerequisites: SPAN 301.
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SPAN 316:
Advanced Grammar & Syntax

    Study of complex structures and related concepts. Prerequisites: SPAN 301. Offered spring, odd years

SPAN 388:
Ex:LatinAmCivI:Pre-Col to Conq

    SPAN 516:
    Spanish Grammar & Syntax

      Review of the grammatical principles; in-depth study of major grammatical problems; intensive writing practice. Offered: spring, odd years

    SPAN 588:
    Ex:LatinAmCivI:Pre-Col to Conq