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Meet the Faculty

Mileta M. Roe

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Mileta Roe
Division Head in Languages and Literature
Comparative Literature and Spanish
Division: Languages and Literature
Appointment: 1999

Hall College Center
p: 413-528-7223
f: 413-528-7365
mroe@simons-rock.edu

 

 

Education:

PhD, MA, Brandeis University, Comparative Literature
BM, Oberlin Conservatory
BA, cum laude, Oberlin College

Professional History:

Dr. Roe taught at Brandeis University and Boston College before coming to Simon's Rock. Her professional development extends beyond academia as well, for she has also been a staff editor for the Atlantic Monthly and performed widely as a professional classical singer.

Areas of Interest:

Spanish, French, and Latin American Film • Women Writers from Spain and Latin America

Research Interests/Professional Service:

  • 20th-century prose from Latin America
  • Literary theory
  • Francophone and Spanish-language film
  • Narrative theory
  • The adaptation of stories across media and languages.

Her current research considers literary journalism from a comparative, international perspective.

Publications/Book Chapters/Exhibitions/Performances:

Dr. Roe is completing a revision of her dissertation for publication and has published review essays in Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies and the Boston Book Review.

Awards/Grants:

Dr. Roe's dissertation, which focused on storytelling as an inherited or retrieved oral tradition in recent works from the Americas, received an Oberlin College dissertation prize for alumni.

Other Activities:

ACTFL (Nov 2000) "Bridging the Gap between Intermediate and Advanced Language Classes: What Studies in Second Language Acquisition and Literary Forms Can Contribute"