Reading the Beast: A Brief Look at the Modern Literary Bestiary

Comparative Literature Luncheon Series
Dec 04, 2017
12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
102 Kern

Melanie Nicholson, Bard College

Melanie Nicholson is a Professor of Spanish at Bard College.  She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from the University of Texas at Austin.  She is the author of Evil, Madness, and the Occult in Argentine Poetry (2002) and Surrealism in Latin American Literature:  Searching for Breton's Ghost (2013).  Her articles on Latin American poetry have appeared in Latin American Literary Review, Letras Femeninas, Critica Hispanica, Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, and Journal of European Studies, among others. She has published translations in Yale ReviewPuerto del Sol, and Translation Review. Prof. Nicholson is currently working on a book that explores the bestiary and the beast fable in modern world literature. She is also co-editing a collection of essays called Teaching Modern Latin American Poetries, forthcoming in 2018 with the Modern Languages Association.

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