Director: Nolden (German)
Advisory Board: Rosenwald (English), Weiner (Russian), Young (Classical Studies), Zimmerman (EALC).
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative Literature
B.A., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill); M.A., Middlebury College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University
Lesley S. Curtis, Ph.D. is a specialist in early Haitian literature and feminist abolitionism.
Professor of German
Staatsexamen, Universität Tübingen; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
Director, Program in Comparative Literature
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.
Associate Professor of Russian
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Teaches Russian language and literature; at Wellesley since 1994.
Knafel Assistant Professor of Humanities; Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Poet and scholar of Latin poetry and comparative literature.
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.