Romance and Comparative Literature
S = Faculty
Stephen Gendzier, Co-Chair
Luis Yglesias, Co-Chair
French and Comparative Literature
Enlightenment. Diderot. French-English
18th-century crosscurrents. Dada and surrealism.
Jane Hale, French Area Head and Undergraduate Advising Head
French and comparative literature.
Twentieth-century French fiction and drama. Beckett, Queneau.
Literature and painting. Francophone literature of Africa and
Erica Harth, Advisor to French Minors
Seventeenth- and 18th-century
French prose. Cultural studies and comparative literature. Feminism
and gender studies.
French romanticism. Michelet.
Hugo. Modern French poetry and theory. Baudelaire. Jabès.
Bonnefoy. Religion and literature. Translation.
Late medieval and Renaissance
poetry, prose, and philosophy.
Italian and Comparative
Richard Lansing, Comparative Literature Area Head and Undergraduate Advising Head, Italian Area Head and Undergraduate Advising Head
Dante. Italian and European
Renaissance. Courtly tradition. Modern Italian literature.
Spanish and Comparative
Spanish medieval. Spanish golden
age (16th- and 17th-century) drama, prose, poetry. Cervantes.
James Mandrell, Spanish Area Head and Undergraduate Advising Head
Modern Spanish literature.
Don Juan. The picaresque. The historical novel. Genre and gender.
Angela María Pérez
Colonial Latin American literature.
Poetry and narrative: traditional,
modern, contemporary. Native American literature. Myth and folklore.
Jay Siskin, Language Program Coordinator
Foreign language pedagogy.
French and Francophone culture. French and Romance linguistics.
S = Requirements
For course offerings and requirements
for concentration, see Comparative Literature, European Cultural
Studies, French, Italian, and Spanish.