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Fernando Opere

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Office location and address
New Cabell Hall 425
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., University of Virginia
M.A., University of Virginia
SPAN 3420: Survey of Latin American Literature I (Colonial to 1900)
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 3430: Survey of Latin American Literature II (1900 to Present)
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
ZFOR 3512: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
SPAN 4040: Translation from Spanish to English
Credits: 3
Translation Spanish and English Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4600: Literature and Cinema
Credits: 3
Explores the relationship between literature and film as narrative arts, focusing on contemporary classics of the Spanish and Spanish-American novel and their cinematic adaptations. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4700: Spanish Culture and Civilization
Credits: 3
This course focuses on the major political events in the history of Spain, from 1900 to the present, as well as on the study of the most important Spanish artistic movements, and their most relevant contemporary representatives, in the fields of music, painting, architecture, and dance. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4709: Modern Spanish Art
Credits: 3
This course studies the main art works produced in the 19th and 20th centuries: Goya, Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Tapies, Chillida, Villanueva, Gaudí and Calatrava will be contemplated from an eminently cultural view. In addition to analyzing the different productions from a technical viewpoint, they will serve as models to understand social and cultural trends of the period.
SPAN 4710: Latin American Culture and Civilization
Credits: 3
Latin American Culture and Civilization
SPAN 4712: Travelers in Latin America
Credits: 3
In this course we will study diaries and accounts of travelers in Latin America since the first European got in contact with the continent for the first time What did they see? What did they want to see? How did the describe it? How much influence their account had in the construction of continental imaginary. We will start with el Diario of Christopher Columbus, and finish with some diaries of today. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
SPAN 4989: Distinguished Major in Spanish Thesis
Credits: 3
Distinguished majors in Spanish will meet individually with their thesis advisors to discuss progress and revise drafts of their theses. At the end of the semester, they will present the results of their research in a public forum.
SPAN 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Prerequisite: instructor permission.
SPAN 7820: Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature
Credits: 3
Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Literature
SPAN 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.