María Rosa Olivera-Williams
María Rosa Olivera-Williams, Professor of Latin American Literature, teaches and writes on representations of subjectivities and national identities in modern and contemporary Latin American cultural production; artistic projects from the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay); and issues of dictatorship, democratic transition, and traumatic memory. She is currently completing the book manuscript, “The Rhythms of Modernization: Tango, Ruin, and Historical Memory in the Rio de la Plata Countries,” for which she received a J. William Fulbright Research Award (2011-2012). (PhD, Ohio State University, Presidential Award)
W. Martin Bloomer
Director, Ph.D. in Literature Program, on leave 2015–16
Professor, Department of Classics
Bloomer’s chief areas of research lie in Roman literature, ancient rhetoric, and the history of education. His books include Valerius Maximus and the Rhetoric of the New Nobility (Chapel Hill 1993), Latinity and Literary Society at Rome (Philadelphia 1997), The Contest of Language (Notre Dame 2005) and The School of Rome (University of California Press, 2011).
Zygmunt G. Baranski
Notre Dame Professor of Dante and Italian Studies and Emeritus Serena Professor of Italian, University of Cambridge. Professor Baranski is among the world's leading authorities on Dante, medieval Italian literature, medieval poetics, and modern Italian literature, film, and culture. His publications include Petrarch and Dante. Anti-Dantism, Metaphysics, Tradition (Co-editor Theodore Cachey. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009); "Chiosar con altro testo". Leggere Dante nel Trecento (Florence: Cadmo, 2001); Dante e i segni. Saggi per una storia intellettuale di Dante (Naples: Liguori, 2000); Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture (Co-editor Rebecca West. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001); Pasolini Old and New. Surveys and Studies (Ed. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1999); "Sole nuovo, luce nuova". Saggi sul rinnovamento culturale in Dante (Turin: Scriptorium, 1996).