Romance Languages Department
The year 1967 was the most important year for Latin American narrative. This was the year in which One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, was published, and when the city of Macondo was built into people’s imagination. This year, and particularly this novel, gave Latin American writers an international visibility they did not have before.
Postdoctoral fellow Lee explains how the nineteenth century French author’s foray into travel writing “showed the world how the scope of realism could be expanded beyond its traditional, European boundaries.”
Margaret Boyle, associate professor of Romance languages and literature, has won the Vern Williamsen Comedia Book Prize for her 2014 book, Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain.
The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees granted tenure to two faculty members during meetings held on campus February 9-11, 2017.