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Mileta Roe

Professor Mileta Roe in the classroom.

Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature


Liebowitz Center for International Studies

Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Areas of Specialization

  • Comparative Literature
  • Latin American and Iberian Studies


Research Interests: 20th- and 21st-century Latin American narrative; comparative literary journalism

Teaching Interests: Latin American detective fiction, novellas, graphic novel, and nonfiction; Hispanophone and Francophone film

Other Interests: Vocal and instrumental music; Argentine and Cuban composers

Favorite/Regular Courses Offered

  • SPAN 204 Intermediate Spanish I: Perspectivas de América Latina
  • SPAN 205 Intermediate Spanish II: España y sus culturas
  • SPAN 212 Love and Other Demons: Latin American Novella
  • SPAN 213 Passion, Trickery, and Revenge: Latin American Detective Fiction


MA, PhD, Brandeis University
BM, Oberlin Conservatory
BA, Oberlin College

Dr. Roe's areas of specialty include: Latin America narrative, critical theory, francophone and Spanish-language film, and the adaptation of stories across artistic and linguistic boundaries. Her recent work considers literary journalism from a comparative, international perspective. Her work has appeared in the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies, and Literary Journalism Studies. Dr. Roe has also taught at Brandeis University and Boston College and is a former staff editor for the Atlantic Monthly. She has been teaching at Bard College at Simon’s Rock since 1999.


January-in-Sevilla: Simon’s Rock Study Trip to Spain, 2015