Adjunct, Department of English, Communication and Philosophy
After a grad school exchange year teaching Ellison's Invisible Man to English Lit majors at the University of Sevilla, I spent three years at Lafayette College leading classes on Medieval Spanish Literature, Prose of the Spanish Golden Age, Golden Age Drama and the senior capstone course on Don Quixote. At Macalester College I added 19th Century Spanish Lit to my course list. After stints at the University of Saint Thomas, Seton Hall University and Newark Academy (as a teacher of French and Spanish), my sojourn at FDU began in the Fall of 2003. In addition to regular sections of College Writing (1100, 1101 and 1102), I have so far enjoyed leading classes in Early American Lit, Contemporary American Drama, Popular Fiction, the Short Story, Writing about Science and Writing about Conflict
My motto: Homines dum docent discunt.
If you are curious about Spanish Jews who chose to convert to Christianity rather than leave after 1492, see my Irony and Self-Knowledge in Francisco Lopez de Villalobos. Villalobos, a doctor in the court of the Reyes Catolicos and later the Emperor Carlos V, was also a talented translator; his version of Plautus is as lively as the original. I am preparing a bilingual (Latin-English)and (Castilian-English) edition of his letters, which, though notable for their literary qualities alone, also provide a candid and sometimes sordid glimpse of life in the Spanish court.
B.A.,M.A.,Ph.D Harvard University
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