Melanie  Nicholson

Director, Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures; Professor of Spanish


On Sabbatical Fall 2017, LOA Spring 2018
Office: Seymour 202 (Warden's Hall)
Phone: 845-758-7382


Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Spanish Studies
Area of Specialization: 20th-century Latin American literature

B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., M.F.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin. Translations and poems in American Poetry Review, Yale Review, Contemporary Women Authors of Latin America, Mundus Artium, Puerto del Sol, and Translation Review. Scholarly publications: Evil, Madness, and the Occult in Argentine Poetry (2002), Surrealism in Latin American Literature: Searching for Brenton's Ghost (2013); articles and reviews in Latin American Writers, Latin American Literary Review, Letras Femeninas, Revista Hispánica Moderna, Studies in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature, and Social Text. Prof. Nicholson is currently working on a book-length study of the bestiary in Latin American literature. Teaching interests include: Latin American poetry, twentieth-century Latin American narrative, literature of the Conquest, and translation studies.

Research Interests: 20th-century Latin American poetry; literary surrealism

Teaching Interests: Latin American 20th-century literature; surrealism; literature of the conquest; the Hispanic presence in the United States; translation studies