Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Professor of Spanish
Inspired by my love for languages and literature, and after having studied mostly Spanish, but also French, Italian, Portuguese and Arabic, I taught both high school and college Spanish on the West Coast before being attracted to Marquette in 1981 by its promising language department and its flourishing Madrid program. Since then, I have had the opportunity to teach almost every level of Spanish language and literature at Marquette, the privilege of interacting with and benefiting from several generations of MU students, and also the opportunity to live in Madrid and direct our program there on several occasions.
While at Marquette, I also have had the time and opportunity to pursue my research interests, in both contemporary Spanish women’s poetry and Spanish Renaissance literature, and my publications include a book of translation of well-known Spanish poet Clara Janés and multiple articles on Spanish women’s poetry and Renaissance drama and poetry. I am in the process of finishing a monograph on Janés and translating another book of her poetry. I also look forward to returning to Madrid for the academic years 2009-2011.