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Hispania, the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), invites the submission of original, unpublished manuscripts on applied linguistics, cultural studies, culture, film, language, linguistics, literary criticism, literature, and pedagogy having to do with Spanish and Portuguese. Throughout Hispania's history since its founding in 1917, it has published scholarly articles and reviews that are judged to be of interest to specialists in the discipline(s) as well as to a diverse readership of teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

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Call for Papers:
Portuguese Special Issue!



In 2019, the AATSP will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of Portuguese into

what was previously known as the AATS. Hispania seeks to commemorate this occasion with a

Portuguese special issue that focuses on research and teaching related to the language,

literatures, and cultures of Lusophone areas across the globe.


For more information on the special issue click here.



December 2018 (101.4)

In the December 2018 issue of Hispania (101.4), readers will find eight research articles, twenty book/media reviews, and the annual State-of-the-State Feature. This year’s feature honors the journal’s 100th year. Instructors of Spanish and Portuguese will learn contemporary teaching techniques for listening comprehension in Erin Alice Cowling, Paige Erin Wheeler, and Julie Márquez-Uppman’s article and for spoken proficiency in Cristina Pardo-Ballester’s article. Intentional instruction for language acquisition is the focus of Erin McNulty Díaz’s article. Claire Mitchell’s article studies the learning of intercultural competency skills via Pinterest. Negative word construction in Basque Spanish and Spanish is explored in articles by Ager Gondra and by Manuel Díaz-Campos and Sara L. Zahler, respectively. In addition, Vitelia Cisneros examines the treatment of language and identity in two Bildungsroman novels by Laura Riesco’s (Peru) and Humberto López Cruz discusses the lyrical descriptions of bodies of water and national identity in poetry by Dulce María Loynaz (Cuba). The Book/Media Review section includes four reviews of books in areas of Luso-Brazilian and Portuguese studies and pedagogy, including reviews of A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro after 1889: Glorious Decadence; Perspectivas: Português para falantes de espanhol; A língua portuguesa no mundo: Presente, passado e futuro; and A Handbook for Portuguese Instructors in the US. Also of interest are a review written by Robert Newcomb of The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies, edited by Javier Muñoz-Basols, Laura Lonsdale, and Manuel Delgado, and a review penned by María Salgado of Rubén Darío y los Estados Unidos, edited by Gerardo Piña-Rosales, Carlos E. Paldao, and Graciela S. Tomassini.




Hispania invites the submission of original, unpublished manuscripts on language, linguistics, literature, film, culture, cultural studies, applied linguistics, and pedagogy having to do with Spanish and Portuguese. Submissions should display thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the subject and field. Further considerations in the evaluation of manuscripts include contribution to the advancement of knowledge, originality of method or focus, organization, and clarity of expression. Submissions of essays between 4,000–7,500 words may be in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.


Hispania is pleased to announce the creation of a new section of Short-form Articles, which will accompany our existing array of Research Articles. Short-form Articles are editorially reviewed, instead of undergoing external peer review; consist of 1,500–3,000 words of body text (no notes are permitted); frequently, but not always, provide readers with a brief list of articles for further reading; consider in-depth topics of interest to K–20 educators in the fields of Spanish and Portuguese; be thoughtfully written in Spanish, Portuguese, or English; reflect a deep understanding or longstanding interest in the topics covered; and be authored by teacher-scholars at all levels. All short-form submissions should promote an inclusive and forward-thinking vision for the second century of the AATSP and should be free of biased language, unsupported speculation, and content that might be regarded as promotional. Authors of successful submissions should be open to making changes to their Short-form Article prior to publication based on suggestions from the editorial review process. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis and should be sent to




If you are interested in reviewing books and/or media, please contact the Editor: Hispania will not accept unsolicited reviews and does not publish reviews of works more than two years old.


 is available to active AATSP members in print and electronic formats and to individuals-at-large through Project MUSEJSTOR, and libraries worldwide. 

All active AATSP members have free electronic access to the journal for all issues published from 2010 to the present.
The print version of Hispania is available to AATSP members (including Emeritus and Life Members) for an annual fee of $10.00.     

Questions regarding institutional subscriptions should be sent directly to Robert White-Goodman ( at the Johns Hopkins University Press. Please send inquiries about individual subscriptions to the AATSP National Office (




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