Faculty

Director: Nolden (German)
Advisory Board:  Rosenwald (English), Weiner (Russian), Young (Classical Studies), Zimmerman (EALC).

  • Lesley S. Curtis

    Lesley Curtis

    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.

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  • Thomas Nolden

    Professor of German

    Staatsexamen, Universität Tübingen; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Chair, German Department

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  • Lawrence A. Rosenwald

    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

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  • Edward Silver

    Assistant Professor of Religion

    B.A., University of Minnesota (Twin Cities); A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Expert in ancient Israelite prophecy.

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  • Adam Weiner

    Associate Professor of Russian

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Teaches Russian language and literature; at Wellesley since 1994.

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  • Liz Young

    Elizabeth Marie Young

    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.

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  • Eve Zimmerman

    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.

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Faculty Emerita

  • Rachel Jacoff

    Rachel Jacoff

    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.

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