University of Oregon

Special Topics in Oviedo: Poetry and Creative Writing in Spain

Program Overview

This program will not run in Spring 2017.

This program features two courses taught by Jesús Sepúlveda from the Department of Romance Languages during the first half of the program. The two courses will be Creative Writing (Spanish 410) and Poets on the Edge (Spanish 407). The course work will be complimented with class visits by local Spanish writers and poets who will help students explore the literary scene of Oviedo and Spain. The second half of the program will be an intensive Spanish language course taught at the University of Oviedo in the Casa de las Lenguas (ELE). In-class learning is complemented by field trips, guided visits to local sites of interest and other group activities that are included in the program fee. 

Academic Details

Students will be enrolled in 18 total quarter credits for the program. The first half of the program will consist of two 4 credit courses, Creative Writing (Spanish 410) and Poets on the Edge (Spanish 407) taught by Jesús Sepúlveda. The second half of the program will consist of an intensive Spanish language course taught at the University of Oviedo’s Casa de las Lenguas (ELE). Students will enroll in an intermediate or advanced level course consisting of 60 hours of Spanish language (grammar and composition) plus 20 hours of Spanish culture and civilization, concentrating on up to two of the following topics: conversation on Spanish Society and Culture; Spanish/Hispanic American Literature; Spanish History/Art History or Business Spanish.

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Faculty and Staff

Jesús Sepúlveda is a Senior Instructor of Spanish Composition, Creative Writing, and Poetry in the Department of Romance Languages. He has authored eight poetry collections and three books of essays including his book of literary criticism Poets on the Edge (2016). Sepúlveda has been published in fifteen countries and has participated in international poetry festivals and poetry readings throughout the word. Shamanism is also a long-standing research and teaching interest of Sepúlveda and in his next book project, Realidades Multidimensionales, he explores the topic of shamanic phenomena in their interconnection with plants of power, dreams, consciousness, and literary subjectivity. 

Housing Description

You will be housed in a centrally-located residence hall in a lively area of Oviedo, with easy access to restaurants and cafes. You will have your own individual room, which includes a sink and a shower; shared restrooms are located on every floor. Daily breakfast at the residence hall is included. 

Additional Requirements

Students need to have completed a 300-level writing course and a 300-level literature class. If you do not meet these requirements but would still like to attend the program, please contact Jesús Sepúlveda for approval: jsepulve@uoregon.edu.

 

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineApplication/Deposit DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Quarter201801/01/201802/01/2018Mid-AprilLate June

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.