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Modern Translatio Imperii [Research Assistantship]

Professor: Christopher Britt Arredondo

Department: RGSLL-Spanish and Latin American Literature

Title: Modern Translatio Imperii

Description: Focused on the various and often contradictory roles that intellectuals played in the transfer of imperial power from Spain to the United States at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this project involves research in the literary and political traditions of Spain, the United States of America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Research will vary from reconstruction of broad historical contexts to detailed analyses of specific texts: mostly essays, but some fiction as well. Research will be conducted in Spanish and English.

Duties: Meet regularly to discuss research goals and progress. Consult archives in the Hispanic Reading Room at the LOC.  Identify, read, and provide written summary, including detailed quotes, of pertinent texts, documents, images.

Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week (average)

Credit hour option*: 2

Submit Cover Letter/Resume to: cbritt@gwu.edu

*If credit is sought, all registration deadlines and requirements must be met. Students selected to be research assistants should contact Ben Faulkner at benfaulkner@gwu.edu whether they intend to pursue credit or not.