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Sarah Axelrod

College Fellow in Italian

Research Interests: The tre corone, the literary monument, Boccaccio’s vernacular and Latin prose, humor and laughter in medieval literature, and fiction and narrative in modern and contemporary literature.
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Boylston Hall 321
p: 617-495-5478
Janet  Beizer

Janet Beizer

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (French)
French Section Leader

Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-Century French Literature; Feminist Studies; Narrative Theory; Psychoanalysis and Literature; Cultural Studies;

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Boylston Hall 508
p: (617) 495-5823
Josiah Blackmore

Josiah Blackmore

Chair of the Department
Nancy Clark Smith Professor of the Language and Literature of Portugal
Portuguese Section Leader

Research Interests: Medieval and Renaissance Portuguese Literature and Culture; Camões; the Maritime Humanities; Lusophone Imperial/Colonial Studies;

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Boylston Hall 322
p: (617) 495-1931
Tom Conley

Tom Conley

Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (French) and of Visual and Environmental Studies

 

Early Modern French Literature; Film and Media Studies; Intersection of Literature and Graphic Imagination

Academic

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Boylston Hall 509
Elvira  G. Di Fabio

Elvira G. Di Fabio

Director of Language Programs
Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures (Italian)
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

Italian Phono-Morphology; Literary Translation; Language across the Disciplines; Professional Development and Teacher Preparation

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Boylston Hall 435/436
p: (617) 496-4842
Mary  Gaylord

Mary Gaylord

Sosland Family Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish)
On Leave (2017-18)

Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature; Latin American Colonial Literature; Hispanic Poetry; Poetics; Literary Theory; History and the Novel Read more about Mary Gaylord

Boylston Hall 424
p: (617) 496-6027
Luis    Girón Negrón

Luis Girón Negrón

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish) and of Comparative Literature
Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature

Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature; Medieval, Arabic, Latin and Hebrew Literatures; History of Religions; Comparative Literature
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Dana Palmer House 104
p: (617) 495-2567

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