Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Montserrat Madariaga-Caro (she/ella)


PhD Candidate

Biography


Hello! My name is Montserrat Madariaga Caro (she/her). I'm a researcher, an educator and a journalist. 

I am interested in the intersections of territory, micropolitics and affect regarding anti-colonial aesthetics and politics in global Indigenous lands, specially Abiayala or America.

My current research focuses on works of literature, art and activism in Mapuche territory, in relation to extractive capitalism and Indigenous politics of defense and care. I'm a doctoral candidate at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Texas, Austin. 

I'm from Chile, I hold a M.A. in Chilean and Hispano-American Literatures from the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile), and B.A. degrees in Social Communication and Humanities with a Major in Literature from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile).

Courses


SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

45575 • Fall 2021
Meets W 4:00PM-6:00PM BEN 1.126
Hybrid/Blended

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II-Wb

45455 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II-Wb

44045 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN F610D • First-Year Spanish II

82705 • Summer 2020
Meets MTWTHF 8:30AM-11:30AM
Two-way Interactive Video

A. SPN 610D is the second course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. This is a six-credit course. The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations. 

PREREQUISITE for 610D: SPN 601D, 604, 507, or 508K (or equivalent transfer course), with a grade of at least C, or an appropriate score on the University of Texas Placement Test.  For questions concerning prerequisites or eligibility, talk to your instructor or make an appointment with one of the Liberal Arts Advisors for Spanish: Liz Hastings (eyhastings@mail.utexas.edu) and Christine Fisher (fisher@mail.utexas.edu).  Their office is located in BEN 2.108.

B.  GOALS FOR SPANISH 610D

By the end of this course you should be able to do the following:

            (a)     express opinions, reactions and recommendations;

            (b)    discuss possible, probable and certain future events and situations;

            (c)     narrate past events and react subjectively to them;

            (d)    speak hypothetically about various events and situations;

            (e)     analyze moderately complex language data in order to draw conclusions regarding                             parts of speech, functional uses of grammar, etc.;

            (f)     recognize dialectal, social and contextual variation;

            (g)     understand the main ideas of moderately complex written texts (with improved                                 skimming, cognate recognition, and inference skills);

            (h)    understand the main ideas of moderately complex oral discourse (with improved                               recognition of tone, content, context, intonation, etc.);

            (i)     maintain conversations of a substantial length (with improved fluency strategies,                              such as circumlocution, discourse markers, etc.);

            (j)     produce written work of a substantial length (with improved organization,                                        connectors, and appropriateness of register)

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II

45107 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 4:00PM-5:00PM GAR 0.120
Hybrid/Blended

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II

45580 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 4:00PM-6:00PM PAR 305

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II

45800 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 4:00PM-6:00PM MEZ B0.302

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

46235 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 4:00PM-6:00PM MEZ 2.118

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

46250 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM BEN 1.124

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

46120 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.122

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

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