Chicago Sun-Times: Spanglish: Blending the languages
Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor, discussed the unofficial dialect of “Spanglish” in this piece.
Dallas Morning News: Survey says 25% of young Hispanics identify themselves as American first
Professor Ilan Stavans was consulted about a new Pew Center poll that found that 25 percent of young people in the United States consider themselves Hispanic first and American second. “The way we come together is changing,” the Mexico City native told the Texas newspaper. “We can now become Americans by stressing where we come from. But 40 years ago, we needed to forget where we came from to be Americans.”
Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture (Spanish) and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor, penned this piece on his background and coming to terms with who he is.
Looking for Miracles: A Conversation Between Richard Wilbur '42 and Ilan Stavans
Richard Wilbur ’42 is a former U.S. poet laureate, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of Things of This World and Advice to a Prophet. In the fall of 2008, he returned to his alma mater to teach.