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  • Charles Pletcher comes to Dartmouth by way of Deep Springs College and Brown University (B.A. Classics and Comparative Literature).

    Broadly, his work focuses on the 20th-century Latin American reception of ancient Greek literature and philosophy.

    This year, his master's thesis develops the notion of the Aristotelian mean through a reading of Griselda Gambaro's Antígona furiosa and Sophocles' Antigone.

    This winter, he is TA-ing a course on Latino/a American theater, and...

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  • I am glad to be at Dartmouth in Hanover, my little haven. What I am doing here is to contemplate every single word in  Aristotle's Poetics while I cultivate my aesthetic experience of The Tale of Genji and Japanese woodblock prints. For instance, heurisko means either "discover" or "invent" in Greek. This verb may illustrate what I do with my reading and writing about literature. I desire either to discover what is not yet disclosed or invent what is not there yet when it comes to the joy of...

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  • Originally from Venezuela, I specialized in British and Spanish Literature for my MA in Comparative Literature at Dartmouth. After graduating this summer, I will remain at Dartmouth College to work for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese as the 2012-2013 Resident Advisor to La Casa, the Spanish language affinity house and immersion program.

  • I am a Tunisian teacher, playwright and amateur actress.

    Academic Interests: Renaissance Studies, mainly the influence of the Arabic medieval works on European Renaissance, Art History, and Theatre Studies.
    Research: My M.A. thesis is entitled "Lost in Cardenio: Authority and Rebellion in the 'Lost Play'."

    A comparison between "The History of Cardenio" in Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quijote and Double Falsehood, edited by Lewis Theobald and published as William Shakespeare's...

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  • I was born in Brasília, in 1988. Before coming to Dartmouth for the M.A. program, I published a novel and got a law degree at the University of Brasília. My senior thesis was about some mythical aspects of Brazil's Federal Constitution'.

    My research here at Dartmouth is on the aesthetic and dramatic aspects of critical rhetoric in writers like Barthes, Foucault and Derrida (specially in texts that either kill or dissect "The Author"), an attempt to make some sense of the very amusing...

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  • A feature story about the late novelist and diplomat Carlos Fuentes discusses the role teaching played in Fuentes’ career, noting the time he spent at Dartmouth as a Montgomery Fellow in 1981.

    In this translated article, originally published in Spanish in El País, Beatriz Pastor, a professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, says, “In Dartmouth (Fuentes) could enjoy a space for debate, discussions and interactions with people from...

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  • After graduating from the Comparative Literature M.A. program in 2011, I remained at Dartmouth College to work for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese as the 2011-2012 Faculty Advisor to La Casa, the Spanish language affinity house and immersion program. Starting in October 2012, I will be on a Fulbright research grant to Romania for 9 months. I have proposed to investigate the sociocultural and diplomatic relations between Cuba and Romania during Romania's communist era. Afterward, in...

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  • This year I taught English at a private language school in Wolfsberg, Austria. This fall I am starting a PhD program in German Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

  • I am still working at Walnut Hill School for the Arts as a Spanish and French teacher in Natick, MA. I am continuing my education this summer in a non-degree 6 week program at Middlebury in their graduate-level French program.

  • I'm currently living in Los Angeles where I'm the assistant editor of Language Magazine, but in Fall '12 I'll be starting the Ph.D. program in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at UCLA.

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