98-99 University Bulletin Entry for:

Romance and Comparative Literature

(file last updated: [8/10/1998 - 15:27:49])


Stephen Gendzier, Cochairand French and Francophone Area Head

Luis Yglesias, Cochair andSpanish and Italian Area Head

French and Comparative Literature

Stephen Gendzier

Enlightenment. Diderot. French-English18th-century crosscurrents. Dada and surrealism.

Jane Hale, French and FrancophoneArea Undergraduate Advising Head

French and comparative literature.Twentieth-century French fiction and drama. Beckett, Queneau.Literature and painting. Francophone literature of Africa andthe Caribbean.

Erica Harth, Advisor toFrench Minors

Seventeenth- and 18th-centuryFrench prose. Cultural studies and comparative literature. Feminismand gender studies.

Edward Kaplan

French romanticism. Michelet.Hugo. Modern French poetry and theory. Baudelaire. Jabès.Bonnefoy. Religion and literature. Translation.

Michael Randall

Late Medieval and Renaissancepoetry, prose, and philosophy.

Italian and ComparativeLiterature

Richard Lansing, ComparativeLiterature Area Head and Undergraduate Advising Head, ItalianArea Head and Undergraduate Advising Head

Dante. Italian and EuropeanRenaissance. Courtly tradition. Modern Italian literature.

Spanish and ComparativeLiterature

Roxanne Davila

Latin American literature andculture. Modern period and modern Peninsular literature.

Dian Fox

Spanish medieval. Spanish goldenage (16th- and 17th-century) drama, prose, poetry. Cervantes.

James Mandrell

Modern Spanish literature.Don Juan. The picaresque. The historical novel. Genre and gender.Literary theory.

Angela María Pérez

Colonial Latin American literature.

Luis Yglesias, Spanish AreaUndergraduate Advising Head

Poetry and narrative: traditional,modern, contemporary. Native American literature. Myth and folklore.


Linda Cregg-Nielsen

French language.

Hollie Harder

French language.

Esther Ratner

French language.

Jay Siskin, Language ProgramCoordinator

Foreign language pedagogy.French and Francophone culture. French and Romance linguistics.


Paola Servino

Italian language.


Armando Brito

Spanish language.

Victoria Cerrudo

Spanish language.

Dora Older

Spanish language.

Esther Ratner

Spanish language.

Nidia Schuhmacher

Spanish language.


For course offerings and requirementsfor concentration, see Comparative Literature, European CulturalStudies, French, Italian, and Spanish.