The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese has a long history of inviting distinguished scholars and artists to campus. During their residences in Charlottesville, these artists and renowned academics have taught graduate seminars, undergraduate courses, creative writing workshops, delivered public lectures, and offered readings of their work, all free and open to the public.
The Department mourns the untimely, sudden death of Professor Trevor Dadson of Queen Mary, University of London, who was scheduled to be our current Distinguished Visiting Professor during the spring semester, 2020.
A scholar well-known to all with an interest in Iberian Studies, Professor Dadson embodied the great traditions of British Hispanism. His passing marks not only the loss of a good friend to many of us in the Department, but a major setback to the world community of scholars. A fuller accounting of his stellar academic career and his contributions to scholarship can be found via the following links: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/fellows/trevor-dadson-FBA and https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sllf/modern-languages-and-cultures/people/emeritus-academic-staff/profiles/dadson.html. Professor Dadson's untimely passing was marked by the Real Academia Española.