Pegatinas writing assignment – featured SLU student research – Jamie Abraham ‘15

The fall 2013 pegatinas final writing writing assignment for Dr. Marina Llorente’s ESP 439 seminar Literatura, cine y cultura en la España contemporànea went really well. Having the students first annotate the images made a big difference. Students were also given the chance to submit preliminary drafts of their work to get feedback on their writing. The students who annotated images, conducted additional research, and revised their writing subsequently aced the assignment. During the upcoming week, I am going to post examples from several students to be able to show others this process of writing about stickers. Today’s featured student…

Pegatinas Writing Assignment Part One: Annotating Images for Digital Archive

For the upcoming assignment at St. Lawrence University to have Marina Llorente’s students analyze political stickers from Spain, I decided to split the project into two parts. Part One will ask students to annotate the images, and Part Two will ask students to use the annotations to write about what the stickers mean (i.e., what are the larger issues that the stickers point to?). I’m doing it this way now because the last time we offered the assignment, students did well contextualizing the stickers but sometimes forgot to describe all of the textual and visual elements of the stickers. Those…

Marina Llorente – Fall 2014 Spanish writing assignment

SLU professor Marina Llorente will be having her students analyze stickers from Spain again this semester for her course Español 439: Literatura, cine y cultura de masas en la España contemporánea. She gave this assignment in the fall of 2012 (see previous posts on Catalonia stickers from 1970s-80s and stickers from Madrid, summer 2012, Solicitud de pegatinas españolas / Request for Spanish stickers, and New stickers from Spain for digital archive and writing assignment), and the students enjoyed it quite a bit. I’ve spent the last couple of months making a concerted effort to expand my Spanish sticker collection for this…

New stickers from Spain for digital archive and writing assignment

I haven’t had much time to post on Stickerkitty lately, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been keeping busy with other things. I heard recently from SLU professor of modern languages, Marina Llorenta, that she’d like to repeat the assignment we created in 2012 to have her students conduct research on political stickers from Spain for her course on “Literature, Film, and Popular Culture in Contemporary Spain,” a project that later turned into an SLU art gallery exhibition called Pegatinas Políticas, which you can read about here. To prepare for the upcoming assignment this fall 2014 semester, I have been…

Solicitud de pegatinas españolas / Request for Spanish stickers

Me llamo Catherine Tedford, y soy la directora de la Galería de Arte en St. Lawrence University (SLU), localizada en el norte del estado de New York en los Estados Unidos.  En estos momentos Marina Llorente, profesora de lengua y literatura española en SLU y yo misma estamos trabajando en un proyecto sobre pegatinas como arte de la calle o callejero y otros materiales impresos como carteles, etc.  En una de las clases de Marina titulada “Literatura, cine y cultura de masas en la España contemporánea,” los estudiantes tienen que hacer un trabajo de investigación en el cual estudian las…

Catalonia stickers from 1970s-80s and stickers from Madrid, summer 2012

Oli Baudach at Hatch Kingdom (Berlin) gave me a rare and very special collection of political street art stickers from Catalonia dating from the late 1970s and early ’80s.  Oli is originally from Barcelona.  A friend of his father’s gave them to Oli, and Oli in turn shared some with me.  From what Oli told me, many of these stickers were put up in public places to protest the Franco regime, and doing such a thing at the time could cost one dearly.  I’ll be working with Dr. Marina Llorente and one of her Spanish classes at SLU this fall…