Romance Languages Department
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.
Alison Cooper describes how Rome’s richly symbolic history makes it the perfect setting for a gory twenty-first-century horror movie.
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Meryem Belkaid held a lunchtime faculty seminar in November to shine a light on some of the hardships suffered by public intellectuals during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Carolyn Wolfenzon Niego recalls time spent in Cuba during the reign of Fidel Castro. The Communist dictator died recently after nearly sixty years in power.
” It is sad that now, with Fidel Castro out of the picture, and Obama soon to be also out of the picture, Cuban-American relations are at risk of deteriorating. Cubans do not deserve that, just as they did not deserve the abuses they had to endure after the 1959 revolution.”
“Even in the liberal press (e.g. “El Pais”), columns and collected opinions by intellectuals from around Latin America were skeptical of his (Castro’s) legacy.”
Films will be in French with English subtitles, and followed by a discussion led by members of the Bowdoin community. See full story for complete details.
At its recent meeting in Boston (February 4-6, 2016), the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees promoted seven faculty members to tenured positions.