Romance Studies News

Romance Studies Seeks Visiting Professor

November 20th, 2020

The Romance Studies Department at Boston University invites applications to fill a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in French and Francophone Performance Studies. We seek a scholar with research and teaching interests in performance and theater history, theory, and literature from any period (with a preference for 17th century). We are especially interested in candidates whose research and pedagogy addresses the performativity of race, class, culture, gender, sexuality, disability, and/or social change. More


November 4th, 2020

Photo of Didem AlkanRomance Studies alumna Didem Alkan has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of French, Afro-Francophone & Caribbean Studies at the Department of Languages of Xavier University of Louisiana. Congratulations, Didem!

Didem tells us, "I am very much looking forward to engaging with Xavier’s diverse community and enjoying the unique city of New Orleans and its French heritage."

Didem Alkan is a 2019 graduate of our doctoral French Language & Literature program.


RS Grad Students Share Remote Learning Expertise

October 7th, 2020

Many of our Romance Studies doctoral students received training this past summer in utilizing various tools and techniques to aid in remote teaching. These students are now sharing what they have learned with others in our department, both faculty and teaching fellows. More

Pineda in Panel on Post-Covid Values

October 5th, 2020

Adela Pineda, Professor of Spanish, contributed to an online panel discussion held on October 4 to discuss the future of global values after Covid-19. The panel was the first of a three part "World in Flux" series of panels organized by the Pardee School of Global Studies. More

Romance Studies Accepting Fall ’21 PhD Applications

October 2nd, 2020

Flyer for 2021 PhD Programs
The Romance Studies Department is pleased to accept applications for fall 2021 for our doctoral programs in French Language & Literature and Hispanic Languages & Literatures!

Our website includes complete information on applying and on our financial support for doctoral students.

And don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions that you may have.

MFA in Translation Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

October 2nd, 2020

Flyer for MFA in TranslationThe MFA in Translation, hosted by our sister department World Languages & Literatures, but operated in conjunction with many of our Romance Studies Faculty, is open for applications for the fall 2021 term!

Mathieu Interviewed About Professional French Class

September 30th, 2020

Photo of Lionel MathieuLionel Mathieu, Lecturer in French, was recently interviewed by the French embassy in the United States about his course on French in the international affairs professional realm. Lionel developed the course after participating in the iFos program run by the French embassy, which is a program designed to train French instructors in the United States in developing classes in French for professional purposes. More

Moterle Publishes Short Story Collection

September 29th, 2020

Cover of Book by Veronique MoterleVéronique Moterlé, part-time lecturer in French, has published a new collection of short stories in French, titled La Vie Rêvée. More

Granados Publishes Book

September 28th, 2020

Cover of Book by Pedro GranadosRomance Studies alumnus Pedro Granados has published a new book, a bilingual vulume of his poetry titled Amerindios/Amerindians. 

Granados, one of the leading poets of his native Peru, graduated from BU in 2003 with a doctorate in Hispanic Language & Literatures.

Jenai Engelhard Humphreys Defends Dissertation

September 17th, 2020

Photo of Jenai Engelhard HumphreysCongratulations to Jenai Engelhard Humphreys for her successful defense of her dissertation!

Jenai is a student in our doctoral program in French Language & Literature. She wrote her dissertation on "Decadence Embodied:  Anorexia, Allegory, Marrow," under the guidance of Professor Dorothy Kelly. More