James Mandrell, Chair
French and Comparative Literature
Enlightenment. Diderot. French-English 18th-century crosscurrents. Dada and Surrealism.
Jane Hale, French and Francophone Area Undergraduate Advising Head to Majors
French and comparative literature. Twentieth-century French fiction and drama. Beckett, Queneau. Literature and painting. Francophone literature of Africa and the Caribbean.
Seventeenth- and 18th-century French prose. Cultural studies and comparative literature. Feminism and gender studies.
Edward Kaplan, French and Francophone Undergraduate Advising Head to Minors
French romanticism. Michelet. Hugo. Modern French poetry and theory. Baudelaire. Jabès. Bonnefoy. Religion and literature. Translation.
Michael Randall, Comparative Literature Area Head and Undergraduate Advising Head
Late Medieval and Renaissance poetry, prose, and philosophy.
Italian and Comparative Literature
Richard Lansing, Italian Undergraduate Advising Head
Dante. Italian and European Renaissance. Courtly tradition. Modern Italian literature.
Spanish and Comparative Literature
Modern and contemporary Latin American literature and culture. Latin American studies.
Dian Fox, Spanish Area Undergraduate Advising Head
Spanish medieval. Spanish golden age (16th- and 17th-century) drama, prose, poetry. Cervantes.
Modern and contemporary Spanish literature. Genre and gender. Film.
Angela María Pérez
Colonial Latin American literature. Latin American film and cultural studies. Latin American women writers.
Poetry and narrative: traditional, modern, contemporary. Native American literature. Myth and folklore.
French and Spanish language.
For course offerings and requirements for concentration, see Comparative Literature, European Cultural Studies, French, Italian, and Spanish.