Director: Nolden (German)
Advisory Board: Hall (Spanish), Hickey (English), Weiner (Russian), Young (Classical Studies), Zimmerman (EALL), TBD (David Ward: Chair for Language Chairs)
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classical Studies
B.A., Stanford University; M.A., University of California (Santa Barbara); M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
Specializes in the literature and culture of Ancient Greece; teaches Greek drama and myth, and the theme of travel in literature.
Senior Lecturer in Spanish
B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Specialized in 19th- through 21st-century literature with a focus on Hispanic American narrative and the literary and cultural history of modern Mexico, I am a bilingual scholar, book editor, translator and teacher.
Professor of German
Staatsexamen, Universität Tübingen; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
Chair, German Department
Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of American Literature; Professor of English
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
Americanist, translator, performer (music, theater), verse-writer, pacifist
Assistant Professor of Religion
B.A., University of Minnesota (Twin Cities); A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Expert in ancient Israelite prophecy.
Professor of Italian Studies
B.A., University of East Anglia (England); M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
Italian antifascist culture; 21st century Italian mystery writers; contemporary Italian narrative; postmodern narrative; narrative theory
Associate Professor of Russian
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Teaches Russian language and literature; at Wellesley since 1994.
Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor of Humanities; Associate Professor of Japanese
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Columbia University
Modern Japanese literature; how writers (and manga artists) use "girlhood" to express views on gender, sexuality, and history.
Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies
B.A Cornell University; M.A. Radcliffe College; Ph.D. Yale University
My major interest is medieval Italian literature, especially Dante. I have also worked on medieval women writers and contemporary American poetry.