University Bulletin 2002-03
Romance and Comparative Literature

Courses of Study:
See French Language and Literature
See Italian Studies
See Spanish Language and Literature


James Mandrell, Chair

French and Comparative Literature

Jane Hale, French and Francophone Program Undergraduate Advising Head
French and comparative literature. Twentieth-century French fiction and drama. Beckett, Queneau. Literature and painting. Francophone literature of Africa and the Caribbean.

Erica Harth, Comparative Literature Chair and Undergraduate Advising Head
Seventeenth- and 18th-century French prose. Cultural studies and comparative literature. Feminism and 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 Renaissance poetry, prose, and philosophy.

Italian and Comparative Literature

Richard Lansing, Italian Program Undergraduate Advising Head
Dante. Italian and European Renaissance. Courtly tradition. Modern Italian literature.

Spanish and Comparative Literature

Roxanne Dávila
Modern and contemporary Latin American literature and culture. Latin American studies.

Dian Fox, Spanish Program Undergraduate Advising Head
Spanish medieval. Spanish golden age (16th- and 17th-century) drama, prose, poetry. Cervantes.

James Mandrell
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.


Eduardo Febles
French and Spanish language.

Hollie Harder
French language.

Sabine Levet
French language.

Esther Ratner
French and Spanish language.


Paola Servino
Italian language.


Juliana Acosta
Spanish language.

Jorge Arteta
Spanish language.

Olmanda Hernández
Spanish language.

Raysa Mederos
Spanish language.

Dora Older
Spanish language.

Esther Ratner
Spanish language.

Nidia Schuhmacher
Spanish language.


For course offerings and requirements for the major, see Comparative Literature, European Cultural Studies, French, Italian, and Spanish.