Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Pterodáctilo is the Department of Spanish and Portuguese’s graduate student publication of Hispanic and Lusophone literature and linguistics. The magazine was first published in 1984, under the name Dactylus, and flourished over the course of nineteen editions into a dynamic intellectual space highlighting critical and creative work undertaken both within the department and across the US and abroad. As Pterodáctilo, the publication has made the jump from the printed page to the internet. In its recently redesigned online format, the magazine has expanded to include a range of multimedia texts, from academic articles, poetry, fiction, and interviews, to video shorts, photography, and audio content. Of special interest is the Dossier Especial, a semesterly special section which highlights the work of graduate students from the department centered on a particular topic, in collaboration with members of the faculty. Over the last three semesters, Pterodáctilo has enjoyed contributions from over 10 countries, with notable collaborations from Ana Rossetti, Isabel Franc, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Debra Castillo, Arturo Arias, Ricardo Rojas, María Gabriela Mizraje, Vicente Luis Mora and Agustín Fernández Mallo, among others.

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