2017

Bandurski, Karolina
Dissertation: "Representations of Monstrosity, Metamorphoses and Physical Deformity in Italian Renaissance Literature" (Dissertation Director: Armando Maggi)


2016

Aramburu, Diana
Dissertation: "Femicrime: Resisting the Legibility of the Female Body in Spanish Crime Fiction" (Dissertation Director: Mario Santana)
Position: Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of California, Davis

Damjanovic, Anita
Dissertation: "The Metamorphoses of Clarín" (Dissertation Director: Frederick de Armas)

Fernández Bencosme, Lourdes
Dissertation: "Los mundos aurales de la cultura juvenil en la literatura hispanoamericana" (Dissertation Director: Agnes Lugo-Ortiz)

Faton, Isabelle
Dissertation: "Justiciers et fugitifs: la justice dans le roman post-révolutionnaire" (Dissertation Director: Françoise Meltzer)
Position: Lecturer in French, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago

Kranz, Elana
Dissertation: "The Art of Indeterminacy in the Prose Works of Goliarda Sapienza" (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Associate Director for International Education, The College, University of Chicago

Dissertation: "Comedias judaizantes: Performing Judaism in Lope de Vega´s Toledan Plays (1590-1615)" (Dissertation Director: Frederick de Armas)
Position: Visiting Instructor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Kalamazoo College
 
Dissertation: "Quelques figures de la folie dans la littérature Caraïbo-Guyanaise" (Dissertation Director: Daniel Desormeaux)
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, French & Francophone Studies, Davidson College


2015

Gladstone, Clovis
Dissertation: "Rousseau et la matérialité de l'existence" (Dissertation Director: Robert Morrissey)
Position: Postdoctoral Scholar at the Computation Institute, University of Chicago
 
Hillman, Cynthia
Dissertation: "The Part and the Whole: a Study of Brevity and the Form of the Diary in Ennio Flaiano's Early Works" (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Assistant Director, Joint PhD Program, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
 
Montanari, Chiara
Dissertation: "The Witness on Stage: The Theater of Ascanio Celestini" (Dissertation Director: Armando Maggi)
Position: Assistant Director of External Relations, Career Advancement, University of Chicago
 
Porretto, Elizabeth
Dissertation: "Other Mothers: Representations of Non-biological Motherhood in the Works of Elsa Morante and Dacia Maraini" (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Full-time Lecturer in Italian, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, University of Chicago
 
Pukelis, Neringa
Dissertation: "Magical Techniques and Structuralism in Gonzalo Torrente Ballester's La saga/fuga de J.B." (Dissertation Director: Mario Santana)


2014

Aloisio, Miriam
Dissertation: "Dalla comicità all’apocalisse: Una lettura ecocritica dell’opera di Luigi Malerba" (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
 
Dissertation: "Guardians of Discourse: Journalism and Literature in Porfirian Mexico (1887-1912)" (Dissertation Director: Agnes Lugo-Ortiz)
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Worcester State University
 
Bayerl, Corinne
Dissertation: “Moral Philosophy and Pedagogy in the Work of Pierre Nicole” (Dissertation Director: Thomas Pavel)
Position: Instructor, Department of Romance Languages and Department of German and Scandinavian, University of Oregon
 
Dissertation: "A Sixteenth-Century Reader and Critic of Vittoria Colonna: Rinaldo Corso's Commentary on Her Spiritual Rime" (Dissertation Director: Elissa Weaver)
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian, Villanova University
 
Coleman, Jeffrey 
Dissertation: "Bracing for Impact: Portrayals of Immigration in Contemporary Spanish Theatre" (Dissertation Director: Mario Santana)
Position: Assistant Professor of Spanish, Marquette University
 
Leving Jacobson, Jenna
Dissertation: "Confessing Exile: Revolution and Redemption in the Narratives of the Cuban (Re)encuentro" (Dissertation Director: Agnes Lugo-Ortiz)
Position: Academic Advisor, Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, University of Michigan
 
Rojas, Felipe
Dissertation: " `Hemos visto un mal tan fiero': The Figure of Ganymede in the Theatre of the Spanish Golden Age" (Dissertation Director: Frederick de Armas)
Position: Lecturer, Chicago State University


2013

Angelo, Mary
Dissertation: "Force of Habit: How the Convent Shapes the Family in the Fiction of Adélaïde de Souza" (Dissertation Director: Robert Morrissey)
 
Chamard-Bergeron, Julia
Dissertation: "Le moyen d'être soi. Psychologie morale du roman classique" (Dissertation Director: Thomas Pavel)
 
Druyvesteyn, Mary
Dissertation: "Alphonse de Lamartine. Authoring the Nation’s Narrative: Poetry, Politics, and Providence" (Dissertation Director: Françoise Meltzer)
Position: Director of Development, Washington University Libraries
 
Fernández de la Reguera, Tànit
Dissertation: "Cuba y Cataluña 1868-1898: El teatro cómico popular como medio transactor de identidades (proto)nacionales" (Dissertation Directors: Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, Mario Santana)
 
Dissertation: "Excrement Imagery and Rhetoric in Medieval Italian Literature" (Dissertation Director: Justin Steinberg)
Position: Assistant Professor of Italian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Knezevic, Nancy
Dissertation: "This Woman I play: The pleasure (and talent) of Theatricality in Laclos, Diderot and Rousseau" (Dissertation Director: Françoise Meltzer)
 
Kubati, Roni
Dissertation: "L' "uomo transitorio" nella cultura italiana contemporanea" (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
 
Masciello, Clelia
Dissertation: "Donne in guerra: Agnese, agnello sacrificale della Resistenza o figura ancestrale dell'emancipazione femminile? Il contributo della Resistenza femminile all'emancipazione della donna" (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)


2012

Dissertation: "Heavy Weather and a Slant of Light: Modernity, Mythos, and the Metaphysical Functions of Poetry from Emily Dickinson to Eugenio Montale" (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Honors Faculty Fellow, Barrett, the Honors College, Arizona State University
 
Bonnafoux, Emmanuelle
Dissertation: "L’animal miroir de l’homme dans la Fiction du lyon d’Eustache Deschamps" (Dissertation Director: Daisy Delogu)
Position: Teacher, Falmouth Academy
 
Dissertation: "Cervantes, Felipe II y la dialéctica del poder" (Dissertation Director: Frederick de Armas)
Position: Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Delaware
 
Fortney, James          
Dissertation: "Homosexual Productions: Gay Italian Prose Fiction from the 1970s to the Beginning of the Twenty - First Century" (Dissertation Director: Armando Maggi)
Position: Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Italian, University of Southern California
 
Dissertation:"Restless Reinvention: Solitude Under Construction in El laberinto de la soledad by Octavio Paz"
(Dissertation Director: René de Costa)
Position: World Languages Teacher, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
 
Dissertation: "Evolution and Revolutions of Charity in 19th-Century French Society and Novel: Personal and Collective Charity in Honoré de Balzac’s The Human Comedy" (Dissertation Director: Thomas Pavel)
Position: French lecturer, University of Chicago
 
Dissertation: "The Aesthetics of Ambivalence: Pirandello, Schopenhauer, and the Transformation of the European Social Imaginary" (Dissertation Directors: Thomas Pavel, Rebecca West)
Position: Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian, University of California, Davis
 
Yang, Lin
Dissertation: "L’immaginario della Cina nei reportage di viaggio degli scrittori italiani (1955-1980)" (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Italian Program, French Department, Sichuan International Studies University


2011

Allen, Heather           
Dissertation: "Literacy, Text, and Performance in Histories of the Conquest of Mexico" (Dissertation Director: Lisa Voigt)
Position: Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Mississippi
 
Anderson, Elizabeth
Dissertation: "To Love and Be Loved: Petrarchan Friendship in the Canzoniere and the Triumphs" (Dissertation Director: Justin Steinberg)

Dissertation: "A History and Analysis of Quaderni di traduzioni" (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Leeds
 
Dissertation: “Enselmino da Montebelluna's Plainte de La Vierge. The Literary Tradition of Italian Vernacular Laments of the Virgin from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century" (Dissertation Director: Elissa Weaver)
Position: Senior Lecturer and Assistant Coordinator of the Italian Basic Language Program, University of Illinois at Chicago
 
Dobrzynski, Mireille           
Dissertation: "L'Âge classique dans le cinéma d'Éric Rohmer" (Dissertation Director: Larry Norman)
 
Donagher, Colleen
Dissertation: "Meraugis de Portlesguez, by Raoul de Houdenc: An Edition Based on the Turin Manuscript" (Dissertation Director: Peter Dembowski)
 
Lacorte, Rocco
Dissertation: "Alcune note sul rapporto tra critica letteraria e concetto di "traducibilità." La prospettiva di Antonio Gramsci tra Francesco De Sanctis e Pier Paolo Pasolini" (Dissertation Director: Armando Maggi)
 
Meyers, Julie         
Dissertation: "Emblematic Figures and Human Agency in Michelet" (Dissertation Director: Robert Morrissey)
 
Dissertation: "The Emergence of Women Intellectuals: Women, Journalism and Shaping Cultural Identity During the Spanish Transition" (Dissertation Director: Mario Santana)
Position: Associate Dean of Students, Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
 
Dissertation: "Tra fatto e verità: narrazioni ibride e impegno" (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Fondazione CRT Early Career Research Fellow, University of Kent
 
Dissertation: "Representing the Child in Spanish Film from El pequeño ruiseñor to El laberinto del fauno(Dissertation Director: Mario Santana)
Position: Instructor/Lecturer, Wilbur Wright College


2010

Dissertation: "Colonial Memories: Colonial and Postcolonial Discourses in Spanish Contemporary Cultural Production on Morocco (1980-2008)" (Dissertation Director: Mario Santana)
Position: Assistant Professor of Spanish, Oakland University
 
Dissertation: "The Representations of Japan in Iberian and Iberian-American Societies (1870-1930): Revisiting, (Re)formulating, and Transgressing Discourses of Power (Orientalism)" (Dissertation Director: Mario Santana)
Position: Assistant Professor, Monmouth College
 
Dissertation: "Educating Rich and Poor Girls in Seventeenth-Century Florence: Eleonora Ramirez di Montalvo, Her Lay Conservatories and Writings" (Dissertation Director: Elissa Weaver)
Position: Assistant Professor of Italian, Brigham Young University
 
Dissertation: "Challenging History: Charles Péguy and the Fight for Literature" (Dissertation Director: Thomas Pavel)
Position: Lecturer in Digital Humanities, Australian National University
 
Schellenberg, Timothee
Dissertation: "L'Informe et le retour. Le dehors de la littérature de Blanchot à Deleuze." (Dissertation Director: Françoise Meltzer)
 
Dissertation: "Du manuscript à la bibliothèque: La Littérture médièvale dans la Bibliothèque universelle des romans (1775-1789)" (Dissertation Director: Thomas Pavel)
Position: Instructor, Alliance Française de Princeton


2009

Dissertation: "The Science of History: Empiricism and Historiography in the First Century of Spanish Colonialism in the New World" (Dissertation Director: Lisa Voigt)
Position: Assistant Professor, Randolph-Macon College
 
Dissertation: "Secretos de familia: memoria y trauma en tiempos de libertad" (Dissertation Director: Mario Santana)
Position: Assistant Professor of Spanish, California Lutheran University
 
Dissertation: "Reflexiones acerca de la situación jurídica de la mujer en la novela y cine peninsular desde los años 50 hasta nuestros días" (Dissertation Director: Mario Santana)
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College
 
Dissertation: "Neo-stocism and skepticism in Part I of Don Quijote(Dissertation Director: Frederick de Armas)
Postition: Assistant Professor, Oakland University
 
Dissertation: "From Estrella to Isabel de Borbón: Reading Life is a Dream as 'speculum reginae'" (Dissertation Director: Frederick de Armas)
Position: Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University


2008

Dissertation: “Gentleman's Club: Collective Identity in a Sixteenth-Century Venetian Salon” (Dissertation Director: Elissa Weaver)
Position: Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College


2007

Dissertation: “La femme supérieure. L'individu, le roman et la république libre de Germaine de Staël" (Dissertation Director: Françoise Meltzer)
Position: Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island
 
Delicado Puerto, Gemma
Dissertation: “Love for Sale: María Magdalena en la Literatura Del Siglo Oro” (Dissertation Director: Frederick de Armas)
Position: Associate Professor, Universidad de Extremadura
 
Dissertation: “Studi sul terma e la filosofia di un senso trascurato: l'odorato nella cultura e nella storia letteraria italiana” [“Study of a forgotten Sense: The Sense of Smell in Italian Literature and Culture”] (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of the Italian Program, University of Illinois at Chicago
 
Dissertation: “St Catherine of Siena: Dominican Tertinary and Doctrinal Paradigm: II Dialogo dello Divina Provvidenza as Macrotext” (Dissertation Director: Armando Maggi)
Position: Lecturer, University of Rhode Island
 
Dissertation: “Las Amistades Imperfectas La Celestina Y Maria de Zayas” (Dissertation Director: Frederick de Armas)
Position: Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
 
Krazek , Rafal
Dissertation: “Montaigne et La Philosophie du Plaisir. Pour Une Lecture Epicurienne des Essais (Dissertation Director: Philippe Desan)
 
Nelson, Benjamin
Dissertation: “Tending to Empire: The Spanish Pastoral Novel and Its Reflection Upon Imperial Spain” (Dissertation Director: Frederick de Armas)
Position: Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, Beaufort
 
Dissertation: “Tragic Reflections On and Off the European Stage: Ugo Foscalo as Author and Critic of Tragedy” (Dissertation Director: Elissa Weaver)
Position: Associate Professor of Italian, University of Denver


2006

Coulombel, Arnaud
Dissertation: “Histoire, Erudition et sentiment National au Temps des querres de Religion: Claude Fauchet et la Recherche des Antiquités Français” (Dissertation Director: Philippe Desan)
Position: Outreach Coordinator, University of Chicago Center in Paris
 
Dissertation: “Italian Myths and Counter-Myths of America: Allegorical Representations of America in 20th Century Italian Literature and Film” (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Assistant Professor, Franklin University Switzerland
 
Dissertation: “Carpentier: Sincretismo, Revolución y crisis de historicidad en su visión Barroca de América Latina” (Dissertation Director: Patrick O'Connor)
Position: Instructor, Loyola University Chicago
 
Dissertation: “Petrarch and the Tradition of the Divine and the Earthly Maternal” (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Assistant Professor, St. Joseph's University
 
Dissertation: “Art as Social Currency in A la recherché du Temps Perdu” (Dissertation Director: Thomas Pavel)
Position: Lecturer, Northwestern University


2004

Edelman, Olivia
Dissertation: Manatial de Transparencia: Surrealismo en la Poesia de Xavier Villarrutia, Octavio Paz, y Luis Cernuda
(Dissertation Director: Patrick O'Connor)
 
Dissertation: “Propagande, Pratiques D'Histoire Et Proto-Journalisme: L'Historiographie Engagée De Simon Goulart (1543-1628)"   (Dissertation Director: Philippe Desan)
Position: Associate Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
 
Dissertation: “Photographic Fictions: Photography In Italian Literature 1945-2000” (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Italian Programme Director and Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
 
Pastina, Daniela
Dissertation: “Nation, Homeland, and Family in Literature and Opera In the Decennio di Preparazione (1850-1860)” (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
 
Dissertation: “Family Ties: The Converso in the Spanish Picaresque Novel” (Dissertation Director: Frederick de Armas)
Position: Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University
 
Dissertation: “Les Maitres Du Sensible, L'Esthétique De Baudelaire Et De Flaubert Á La Lumière Des Conceptions Médicales De Leur Epoque" (Dissertation Director: Philippe Desan)
Position: Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin
 
Dissertation: “Tan Fáciles Son Mis Lazos De romper? Circe, The Seventeenth Century Theatrical Enchantress” (Dissertation Director: Frederick de Armas)
Position: Associate Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Witchita State University
 
Dissertation: “Apariencias, Humor y Pasión: Técnicas Deliberación En Las Obras De Ángeles Mastretta” (Dissertation Director: Patrick O'Connor)
Position: Instructor of Spanish, College of Lake County


2003

Dissertation: “Montaigne and the Academy: 1800-1812” (Dissertation Director: Philippe Desan)
Position: Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Whitman College
 
Dissertation: “The Disquieting Voice: Women's Writing and Antifeminism In Seventeenth-Century Venice” (Dissertation Director: Elissa Weaver)
Position: Associate Professor of Italian, George Washington University


2002

Dissertation: “The Representation of Violence and the Violence of Representation: Argentine Women Writing Against the State” (Dissertation Director: Patrick O'Connor)
Position: Associate Professor of Spanish, Whitman College
 
Dissertation: “The Public and Private Space of the Female Character: Spatially Orienting History and Conscience in Le Confessional d'unitaliono” (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Travel Coordinator, The International Kitchen
 
Dissertation: “The Spanish Parnassus: Canon Patronage and Propaganda In the Golden Age” (Dissertation Director: Frederick de Armas)
Position: Professor, Universidad Complutense Madrid
 
Dissertation: “The Women Writers Experience In Late Nineteenth-Century Italy: From the Literary to the Epistolary Reality In the Work of Neera” (Dissertation Director: Rebecca West)
Position: Associate Professor, The American University of Rome
 
Dissertation: “Pavese and His Critics (1941-2000)” (Dissertation Director: Paolo Cherchi)
Position: Guest Lecturer in Method Studies, Wheaton College


2001

Dissertation: “Traveling for Writing's Sake: Seventeenth-Century Italian Tourists and their Narratives” (Dissertation Director: Elissa Weaver)
Position: Associate Professor of , University of Oregon
 
Dissertation: “A Gloria Del Sesso Feminile: Epistolary Constructions of Gender In Early Modern Italian Letter Collections” (Dissertation Director: Elissa Weaver)
Position: Associate Professor of Italian, University of Delaware
 
Dissertation: “Musique et Poésie à l'Âge due Symbolisme Les poètes français et Richard Wagner” (Dissertation Director: James Lawler)
Position: Associate Professor of French, Clemson University
 
Dissertation: “The Nation on Display: Literature and Cultural Practices of Latin American Modernismo” (Dissertation Director: Patrick O'Connor)
Position: Professor, St. Xavier University


2000

Dissertation: “Renewal Through Tradition: Collective memory in the Peninsular Contemporary Narrative (1973-1994)” (Dissertation Director: Mario Santana)
Position: Lecturer, Northwestern University
 
Dissertation: “Between Fact and Fiction: The Representation of Monsters and Monstrous Births in the Fairy Tales of Gianfrancesco Straparola and Giambattista Baslin” (Dissertation Director: Elissa Weaver)
Position: Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
 
Dissertation: “New Tales of the Tribe: Spanish Women Poets of the Twentieth Century and the Long Poem” (Dissertation Director: Susana Cavallo)
Position: Associate Professor, Indiana University Northwest


1999

Dissertation: "Women Reading, Writing, and Remembering: The Construction of Carmen Martín Gaite's Protagonists" (Dissertation Director: Mario Santana)
Position: Associate Professor, Rhodes College
 
Gollard, Gareth Evan
Dissertation: “Eyewitnessing and the Illustrative Aesthetic: Visualizing History in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century France” (Dissertation Director: Francoise Meltzer)
 
Dissertation: “Inside looking Out: Spying and Subjectivity in Norah Lange” (Dissertation Director: René de Costa)
Position: Associate Professor of Spanish, Valparaiso University
 
Dissertation: “Desecrating Poetry: Parody and the Avant-garde in the Early Works of Oliverio Girondo” (Dissertation Director: René de Costa)
Position: Associate Professor, Western Michigan University
 
O'Donnell, Kevin John
Dissertation: “A Red's Harvest: Cultural Adaptation as Intervention in Manuel Vázquez Montalbán's Early Carvalho Novels” (Dissertation Director: Mario Santana)