Michael D Arnold

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Spanish and Portuguese .
9 Pleasant St SE
207B Folwell Hall

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A. : Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2000.
  • B.S.: International Business, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2000.
  • Minor: Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2000.
  • M.A. : Spanish peninsular literatures and cultures, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2008.
  • Ph.D.: Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics, U of M CLA, Minneapolis, 2013.


  • Contemporary Spanish peninsular literature
  • Film and cultural history
  • Contemporary Portuguese culture
  • Iberian Musics (popular, urban folk, indie)
  • Hybridity
  • Cultural Musicology of Flamenco and Fado
  • Transatlantic studies
  • Subcultural studies
Courses Taught
  • Span 1022: Alternate Second-Semester Spanish
  • Span 1003: Intermediate Spanish I
  • Span 1004: Intermediate Spanish II
  • Span 1014: Intermediate Business Spanish
  • Span 3015: Spanish Composition and Communication
  • Span 3022: Advanced Business Spanish
  • Span 3104: Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literatures
  • Span 3105: Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures
  • Span 302: Spanish History and Culture
  • Span 305U/320U: An Andalusian Odyssey: Spanish Language Study in Southern Spain
  • Span 322: Flamenco and Fado
  • Span 330: Representations of Women in Spanish Literature
  • The Restorative and Reflective Roots of Indie Neofado Nostalgia.: Arnold, Michael, Ed. Tina Frühauf, Boydell & Brewer, Postmodernity's Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945, pp. 249-272, 2020. Link
  • ‘We are here’: Indie Cultural Economics and Auratic Audiovisual Authenticity: Arnold, Michael, Eds. Josep Pedro and Fran Ayus, EU-topías, Revista de interculturalidad, comunicación y estudios europeos, Vol. 18 pp. 157-168, 2019. Link
  • De cuplé punk a copla dura. La Shica: Mitopoesía, relectura y transgresión.: Arnold, Michael, Ed. Enrique Encabo, Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales, Miradas sobre el cuplé en España. Identidades, contextos, artistas y repertorios, pp. 239-245, 2019. Link
  • Ingresos: Introducción al español comercial. Arnold, Michael, Co-author Dr. Anne Hoffman-Gonzalez, University of Minnesota Libraries, Author, 2019. Link
  • ‘Ai, é tão bom ser pequenino!’: OqueStrada´s Fado-Chanson-Ska and Local Sustainable Capitalism.: Arnold, Michael, Eds. Brian Goss, Joan Pedro Carañana, and Mary Gould, Peter Lang, Talking Back to Globalization: Texts, Practices and Interventions, pp. 105-125, 2016. Link
  • Global Indie Music in Uruguay. A review of Between Two Monsters: Popular Music, Visual Media, and the Rise of Global Indie in 21st Century Uruguay, by Rachel Lears: Arnold, Michael, DissertationReviews.org, 2015. Link
  • Iglesia abandonada: Réquiem por El Duende: Arnold, Michael, Ed. Enrique Encabo, Editum, Música y cultura audiovisual: horizontes, 2014. Link
  • El Último Grito: Pena, Duende, and Nostalgia in the Information Age: Arnold, Michael, UKnowledge, Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos, 3.6 , 2014. Link
  • That Which Is Said By Not Saying: Deolinda´s Innocuous Revolution: Arnold, Michael, University of Toronto: Transverse, Idle/Stasis, 13 pp. 18-32, 2013. Link
  • Conquests of the Imagination: The Manipulation of Myth in Iberian Conquest Literatures: Arnold, Michael, Co-author Dr. Daniel Arbino, UKnowledge, Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos, 2.4 , 2012. Link