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Literary Aesthetics & Poetics

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Literary Aesthetics and Poetics is the study of poetry, prose, dramatic works, and other genres of writing across languages to understand their structures, meanings, contexts, and reception over time.  Scholarship in the department examines and critically interprets epic and lyric poetry, short story and the novel, theater and film, treatises, chronicles, essays, and journalism through historical periods using philological methods as well as literary and cultural theory. 

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Personnel

Mexican Narrative, Disaster Studies, Latin American Ecocriticism, the Total Novel 

 

Jonathan Baillehache's research focuses on the ethics of literary translation in the context of literary modernity, Lacanian psychoanalytical theory, and post-colonial politics.

In his recent book, La Traduction de la lettre. Éthique, désir et littéralité dans la pensée d’Antoine Berman et dans l’œuvre traductive de certains poètes…

Latin American literature Book History Digital Humanities Publishing History Descriptive and Analytical Bibliography Access and Preservation of the Cultural Record

Premodern Spain, treatises, conduct books, lyric poetry, Franciscan studies, class & gender, works by and about women, Baroque aesthetics.

Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature; Spanish Novel from the Civil War to the Present; Jungian theory applied to the study of the novel; Postmodernism and its literary and cultural manifestations; the XIXth Century Spanish Realist and Naturalist Novels; and the novel as genre.

Digital Poetry & Poetics & Humanities, Cyberculture, Science & Literature & Culture, Human Rights, Posthumanism

Early modern Italy, Italian colonialism, Gender Studies

Dr. Feracho specializes in contemporary Latin American narrative and in particular women's narrative of the Caribbean, as well as Afro-Latin American narrative and poetry. Her current research involves cross-cultural literary texts (in both narrative and poetry) of women writers of African descent from the Americas (both Spanish-speaking and…

Medieval Italian literature, Italian cinema and theater.

17th and 18th century French literature, French encounters with the Islamicate world, Mediterranean Studies. 

French Medieval Literature, with a specialization in the Old French epic; medievalism; literature and law.

19th and 20th century Latin American literatures. Modernization and Modernisms. Travel Writing. Journalism, politics and literature.

Specialization in Renaissance humanism, humanist pedagogy, epistolography and paleography. Current research project: Claude Dodieu: Lettres et papiers (working title).

Italian lyric and epic poetry, modern and contemporary fiction, women writers, literary theory, film studies, philosophy of education

French literature, 19th-century poetics and æsthetics.

Latin American colonial literature, culture and historiography, particularly in the New Kingdom of Granada. Other interest and areas of research include social and political theory of the baroque, discourses of Latin American national identity, and nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin American literature, especially modernismo. 

Elizabeth R. Wright (Ph.D., Spanish literature, Johns Hopkins University, 1998).  See below for books, links to selected articles, and a list of grants/awards.

Elizabeth Wright studies and teaches about early modern Spain in the context of imperial expansion. She is also editor of the Bulletin of the Comediantes, the international…

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