Camino Real Award The Camino Real Award was introduced in 2012, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Institute (1987), to recognize the professional work of Spaniards who prominently and exemplary project and enhance the positive image of Spain in the United States. Read more >
ESPAUSA Encyclopedia The project “Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Spanish presence in the territory of the current United States (1512-1821)” consists in research and information gathering to develop an encyclopedia of the Spanish presence in the United States Read more >
El Instituto Franklin-UAH reafirma su compromiso con la educación bilingüe El pasado viernes 16 de noviembre de 2018, con motivo del X aniversario del programa de máster Teach & Learn in Spain, el Instituto Franklin de la Universidad de Alcalá celebró una ceremonia en la que se otorgaron reconocimientos a distintos colegios bilingües de la Comunidad de Madrid que han colaborado con el programa en el fomento de la educación bilingüe a lo largo de estos diez años. Leer más >

Camino Real Journal


Possible Wor(l)ds: The Social and Literary Significance of Spanish to English Code-Switch Tags in Junot Díaz

Author: Juliana Nalerio Monographic: Volume 8. Number 11

The aim of this paper is to establish a link between the code-switching in Junot Díaz’s works and some formal resources of graffiti artists –in particular their emblematic tagz. These elements are taken attesting to a battle of the discursive sort being waged in the frontier lands of North America, as well as globally in the contact zones between cultures.

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Apunte sobre el ciberperiodismo en español en los Estados Unidos

Author: Clara González Tosat Monographic: Volume 8. Number 11

The growth of Hispanic population in the United States has also increased the production of Spanish-language media in the country. Hispanic newspapers are in the midst of a transition towards a more digital environment. These new online media have to adapt to new scenarios and devices in order to improve their dissemination among the population, without losing the quality of information that characterizes the Spanish-language news in the United States.

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Una cuestión de identidad… español y spanglish en los Estados Unidos

Author: Silvia Betti Monographic: Volume 8. Number 11

This paper explores contact between English and Spanish in the US, which generates what is commonly defined as “spanglish”. Unlike many specialists, who regard this communication mode as a threat, we argue that a bilingual and bicultural society is a source of enrichment for any country and that education and the media can equip anybody with suitable language resources for different contexts and create awareness on an oral and written language standard.

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Pedagogía distintiva para la enseñanza del español como lengua heredada en los Estados Unidos

Author: María Luisa Parra Monographic: Volume 8. Number 11

This article is divided into three parts. The first part is about the concept of “distinctive pedagogy” and its relevance for teaching Spanish as a Heritage Language. The second part is about the theoretical and pedagogical frameworks proposed as scaffolding for a distinctive pedagogy of Spanish as a Heritage Language. And the third is about the importance of strengthening the two main relationships that underpin our profession: the relationship with our students and researchers regarding our field and other disciplines.

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Español e inglés en la ciencia. Entrevista a Juan Pérez Mercader

Author: Clara González Tosat Monographic: Volume 8. Number 11

Juan Pérez Mercader es un científico español experto en física multiescalar aplicada a la astrofísica y a la cosmología. Es miembro de la International Academy of Astronautics y de la Academia Europea de Artes y Ciencias. En 1998 fundó el Centro de Astrobiología de España en colaboración con el Instituto de Astrobiología de la NASA.

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Race, Slavery, and Liberalism in Lorenzo de Zavala´s Viage a los Estados-Unidos del Norte de América

Author: Cara A. Kinally Monographic: Volume 7. Number 10

In this article, I examine Zavala’s ideas about degeneracy and barbarism as presented through his discussion of slavery and slave-like imitation in both the U.S. and Mexico. Throughout his narrative, Zavala points to different types of slavery as part of each country’s past and present that continue to impede the realization of republican ideals and national democratic projects. I argue that Zavala uses a comparative mode, highlighting the similarities between Mexican and U.S. degeneracy.

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Mexican Exiles and the Monroe Doctrine, New York and the Borderlands, 1865

Author: Teresa Van Hoy Monographic: Volume 7. Number 10

The meeting of the “Mexican Patriot Club” in the Cooper Institute in New York City on July 19, 1865 gave Mexican exiles a powerful forum from which to exalt the ideal of Republicanism in the Americas, and to hail Mexicans as heroic long term defenders of that ideal. These exiles sought to shift public sentiment and government policy in the United States in a crucial period mid-1865 when the Mexican Republic led by President Benito Juárez faced the greatest threat from its antagonists and a new threat from its sympathizers. Theirs was a delicate public relations task.

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The Schism of 1868 and the Growth of Cuban New York

Author: Lisandro Pérez Monographic: Volume 7. Number 10

The outbreak of the Great War (1868-1878) was a turning point in the history of the Cuban presence in New York City. The war created for the first time a significant schism between peninsulares and criollos, and although Havana’s criollo elites were largely at the margins of the conflict, they nevertheless were compelled to leave, spearheading an exodus that transformed both the size and the character of the Cuban community in New York, making it by far the largest Hispanic community in the city.

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Nicanor Bolet Pereza en La Revista Ilustrada de Nueva York (1885-1890)

Author: Alberto Ameal Pérez Monographic: Volume 7. Number 10

This paper examines the trajectory of Nicanor Bolet Peraza in his role of exile writer and editor of the journal La Revista Ilustrada de Nueva York during the years of 1885-1890. By examining some of Bolet Peraza’s editorials and articles published in this magazine, and the repercussions they had on other Latin American publications, this paper shows the commitment this Venezuelan writer had with Hispanic independent movements.

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Exile and Repatriation in the Barrios: The Great Depression in La Prensa and La Opinión, 1930-1932

Author: Nancy A. Aguirre Monographic: Volume 7. Number 10

This essay examines the reactions of La Prensa and La Opinión to repatriation, and the important perspective they provide on forced displacement from both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. Lozano and his staff were political exiles, banished from Mexico for criticizing the country’s revolutionary regime. Consequently, their political situation in Mexico and the fear of deportation influenced their non-combative reactions to repatriation.

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From Migrants to Exiles: the Spanish Civil War and the Spanish Immigrant Communities in the United States

Author: Ana Varela-Lago Monographic: Volume 7. Number 10

This article combines two aspects of the Spanish diasporic experience in the Americas often treated separately: migration and exile. Studies of the Republican exile have concentrated primarily on members of political and cultural elites forced to leave Spain in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War and Franco’s victory in 1939. The article highlights the important role played by women and children in these communities, and examines how the war shaped the identity of Spanish-American youth. These activities helped pave the way for the integration of Spanish immigrants into American society.

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Sergio Aragonés Marginalizes Francoism in the Exile Newspaper España Libre (NYC)

Author: Montse Feu Monographic: Volume 7. Number 10

Using an interdisciplinary theoretical approach to humor, I examine the social function of selected cartoons by Aragonés. The drawings, published from 1962 to 1965, exposed the political persecution exerted by Francisco Franco to a global readership. His frontpage cartoons also informed and emotionally sustained the dissenting working-class resistance under the regime and abroad.

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