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I am Matthew Dennett Fernald, the third in the line of great Fernalds to attend this great college in the town Amherst of the state of Taxa - sorry, Massachusetts. My middle name can be seen on large, green signs for "Dennett Rd" if one is driving on I-95 across the bridge into Maine. In my remarkably uninformed opinion, Billy Joel is the greatest songwriter ever to have lived. I support the BoSox and Patriots and Roger Federer, though the latter is having a notably bad year so far. My hair is the color of milk chocolate, my skin the color of a peanut.

Course Catalog

The information below is taken from the printed catalog the college produces each year. For more up to date information, including links to course websites, faculty homepages, reserve readings, and more, use the 'courses' or semester specific link to your left. Language Courses 01. Elementary Spanish. Grammar, pronunciation, oral practice, and reading. Major emphasis on speaking and on aural comprehension.

Stavans Named Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College

August 2, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College has named Ilan Stavans, a professor of Spanish at the college since 1993, as the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture. The Professorship was established in 2001 by the Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation on behalf of Charles A. Lewis ’64 and Penny Bender Sebring to promote the study of the culture, language, politics, history or art of Latin or Latino America.

Ilan Stavans Looks at Jewish and Latino History and Culture in Two New Works

October 26, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Ilan Stavans, professor of Spanish at Amherst College and the editor of Hopscotch: A Cultural Review, has published The Essential Ilan Stavans ($18.95, 331 pp., Routledge, New York and London, 2000) and Latino USA: A Cartoon History ($19.95, 169 pp., Basic Books, New York, 2000).

First International Spanglish Conference at Amherst College April 2-3

March 10, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans’s New Film To Premiere at Festival in New York Jan. 10

January 2, 2007 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Bolivian Novelist Juan de Recacoechea and Translator Adrian Althoff ’04 To Read at Amherst College April 9

March 30, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Adrian Althoff, a 2004 graduate of Amherst College, will join Bolivian novelist Juan de Recacoechea for a reading from Althoff’s new English translation of American Visa at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Spanish department at Amherst, the reading is free and open to the public.

Symposium on Transatlantic Visions at Amherst College April 27-29

April 19, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The third annual Symposium on Transatlantic Visions will take place in the Alumni House at Amherst College on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 27, 28 and 29. Titled “Luso-Hispanic Voices: Nation, Language and Identity,” the symposium will feature three keynote addresses that will be free and open to the public.