Chair

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Travis Landry

Associate Professor of Spanish
Areas of Expertise
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Spanish literature, science and literature, theory of the novel, Islam and Spain, world literature.
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 111
Phone Number
(740) 427-5898

Arabic

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Qussay Al-Attabi

Assistant Professor of Arabic
Areas of Expertise
Modern Arabic literature; contemporary Iraqi literature; world literature; nationalism and literature; literary and cultural theory; and translation studies.
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 025
Phone Number
(740) 427-4275806

Rima Sadek

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic
Areas of Expertise
Comparative literature, Arabic studies and critical theory
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 022
Phone Number
(740) 427-5931

Chinese

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Jianhua Bai

Robert A. Oden Jr. Professor of Chinese
Areas of Expertise
Foreign language pedagogy, linguistics, computer-assisted language instruction.
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 112
Phone Number
(740) 427-5530

Jia Shi

Visiting Instructor of Chinese
Campus
 

Chengjuan Sun

Associate Professor of Chinese
Areas of Expertise
Chinese poetry, women's writing, Qing-dynasty literature
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 101
Phone Number
(740) 427-5282

French

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Ian Curtis

Assistant Professor of French
Areas of Expertise
Twentieth-century French literature, youth culture and crime, Lacanian theory
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 310
Phone Number
(740) 427-5607
 

Pierre Dairon

Associate Professor of French
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 211
Phone Number
(740) 427-5660

Mort Guiney

William P. Rice Professor of French and Literature
Areas of Expertise
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature, comparative literature and cultural studies, French language teaching
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 106
Phone Number
(740) 427-5803
Comparative World Literature

Mary Kathryn Malone

Language Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor of French
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 023
Phone Number
(740) 427-5067
 

German

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Paul Gebhardt

Associate Professor of German
Areas of Expertise
Twentieth-century German literature, literary theory, German poetry.
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 107
Phone Number
(740) 427-5414

Leo Riegert

Associate Professor of German
Areas of Expertise
Nineteenth-century German-Jewish literature.
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 103
Phone Number
(740) 427-5277
 

Claire Scott

Visiting Assistant Professor of German
Areas of Expertise
Gender and sexuality studies, affect theory, narratology
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 107
Phone Number
(740) 427-5169

Italian

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Simone Dubrovic

Associate Professor of Italian
Areas of Expertise
Italian Renaissance, Italian literature and cinema, interplay between visual arts and literature
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 331
Phone Number
(740) 427-5066

Patricia Lyn Richards

Associate Professor of Italian
Areas of Expertise
Medieval and Renaissance poetry, Italian cinema.
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 210
Phone Number
(740) 427-5529
Comparative World Literature

Japanese

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Yumiko Tashiro

Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 012
 

Kai Xie

Assistant Professor of Japanese
Areas of Expertise
Premodern Japanese literature, Sino-Japanese comparisons and interactions, Sino-Japanese (kanbun) literature.
Campus
Address
Ascension 010
Phone Number
(740) 427-5229
 

Russian

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Anna Aydinyan

Assistant Professor of Russian
Areas of Expertise
19th– and 20th–century Russian literature; Russian and Soviet film; Russia and Iran.
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 027
Phone Number
(740) 427-5877
Comparative World Literature
 

James McGavran

Associate Professor of Russian
Areas of Expertise
Twentieth-century Russian poetry, poetic translation, theories of the comic
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 109
Phone Number
(740) 427-5278
Comparative World Literature
 

Spanish

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Diego del Río Arrillaga

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Areas of Expertise
Transatlantic Studies, Modern Peninsular Literature, Avant-Garde Movements
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 212
Phone Number
(740) 427-5319
Comparative World Literature

Janelle Gondar

Visiting Instructor of Spanish
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 110
Phone Number
(740) 427-1111
 

Daniel Hartnett

Associate Professor of Spanish
Areas of Expertise
Medieval court poetry, early modern Iberian gender studies, transcultural Mediterranean exchanges.
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 021
Phone Number
(740) 427-5170
Comparative World Literature

Katherine Hedeen

Professor of Spanish
Areas of Expertise
Literary translation and translation studies, Spanish American poetry, and contemporary Spanish-Caribbean literatures and cultures.
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 102
Phone Number
(740) 427-5063
 

Agne Karosaite

Visiting Instructor of Spanish
Areas of Expertise
Hispanic linguistics, language ideologies and practices, language policy
Campus
Address
Ascension 024
Phone Number
(740) 427-5993
 

Travis Landry

Associate Professor of Spanish
Areas of Expertise
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Spanish literature, science and literature, theory of the novel, Islam and Spain, world literature.
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 111
Phone Number
(740) 427-5898

Victor Rodriguez-Nunez

Professor of Spanish
Areas of Expertise
Creative writing in Spanish, Spanish American poetry and essays, literature of the Cuban Revolution, Latin American film.
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 011
Phone Number
(740) 427-5064

Clara Roman-Odio

Professor of Spanish
Areas of Expertise
Latin America / Latino cultural productions, border studies, transnational feminisms
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 110
Phone Number
(740) 427-5275

Marta Sierra

Professor of Spanish
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 003
Phone Number
(740) 427-5409
 

Emeriti

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Jean Blacker

Professor Emerita of French
Areas of Expertise
12th-century Anglo-Norman literature and chronicles, 12th-century Latin historical narrative, Arthurian legends and the Norman Conquest.
Campus
Address
Ascension Hall 124
Phone Number
(740) 427-5081
 

Mary Jane Cowles

Professor Emerita of French
Areas of Expertise
Nineteenth-century French literature and Romanticism, French film studies and film theory, psychoanalytic theory.
Campus
Comparative World Literature

Robert Goodhand

Professor Emeritus of French
Areas of Expertise
French novels and poetry of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, feminist studies, French critical theory, interdisciplinary studies.
   

Linda Metzler

Professor Emerita of Spanish
 

Eve Moore

Associate Professor Emerita of German
Areas of Expertise
Research interests and teaching interests: 18th and 19th century rhetoric and culture; visual culture in relation to literature; psychoanalytic approaches to literature; Lacanian theory; film and film theory; feminist theory; innovative teaching methods for language learning.
Campus
 

Hideo Tomita

Professor Emeritus of Japanese
Areas of Expertise
Japanese linguistics (syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, pragmatics), communicative language teaching.
Campus
 

Pamela Sheasby

Administrative Assistant for Modern Languages & Economics
Contact
Phone Number
740-427-5656
Email Address
sheasbyp@kenyon.edu
Location
Ascension Hall 19