Brigham Young University Professor to Lecture on Prehistoric Iberian Rock Art

Release Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Dale Pratt, Ph.D., professor of Spanish and comparative literature at Brigham Young University will deliver the lecture “The Aesthetics of Prehistoric Iberian Rock Art” at Chestnut Hill College on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall. 


In the course of his research on contemporary novels set in prehistoric Iberia (Spain and Portugal), Dr. Dale Pratt has interviewed writers and archeologists and gained extraordinary access to caves in Spain and Portugal in which prehistoric art is located. He will share his experiences at these and other archeological sites.

Dale J. Pratt teaches courses ranging from “Introduction to Spanish Literature” to graduate seminars on Unamuno, Don Quijote, the Don Juan Theme, and Proto-humans and Post-humans. His research focuses on Spanish novels of prehistory, Realism, and the generation of 1898. He is currently involved in translating a series of novels about Stone Age Iberians by Antonio Pérez Henares.


Since 2002, he and his wife, Valerie Hegstrom, have produced seven full-length Golden Age plays in Spanish for international theater festivals and for tours through the southwest, Utah, Colorado and Idaho.

He received his undergraduate degree in Spanish & Portuguese from Brigham Young University, and his Ph.D. in romance studies from Cornell University.


The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Ph.D., professor of physics and director of the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College at