Sidney Donnell, Professor
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A. & Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Teaching areas Cultural production, gender, Spain (Don Quixote, Golden Age drama); film studies (Luis Buñuel, Pedro Almodóvar); Latino Studies (First Year Seminar Program); all levels of language instruction.

Research interests Drama, film, novel and gender studies.

Olga Anna Duhl, Professor

M.A., University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Ph.D., Rutgers University

Teaching areas French language, medieval and Renaissance French literature and civilization, fin-de-siècle literature and civilization.

Research interests Late medieval and early Renaissance French literature, fin-de-siècle French literature, rhetoric, and comparative literature.

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Markus Dubischar,  Professor of Classics
Chair of Classical Civilization Program

D. Phil., Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität, Greifswald, Germany;  Habil., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

Teaching areas Greek and Latin languages, Greek and Latin literature, Classical mythology, Methodologies of Classics

Research interests

Greek drama, “Canonization” and “canonized” texts in antiquity, History of scholarship (ancient and modern), Drama theory, communications theory

Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci, Professor
Department Head

A.B., Wellesley College; M.A. & Ph.D. Stanford University

Teaching areas Literature and civilization of contemporary Spain (18th-century to present day) and all levels of Spanish language, including Spanish for Heritage Speakers.  Designed and instructs advanced courses in Business Spanish, Spanish for Transitional and Heritage Speakers, Hispanic Women Authors in Translation, Introduction to Women and Gender Studies, and a First Year Student Seminar entitled “On Cooking, Culture and Cinema.”

Research interests Contemporary Spanish poetry and prose with emphasis on the works of women writers from the nineteenth century to the present; second language acquisition; and the methodologies and technologies of language teaching and learning.

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