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Meet the Faculty

Mileta M. Roe


Mileta Roe
Division Head in Languages and Literature
Comparative Literature and Spanish
Division: Languages and Literature
Appointment: 1999

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PhD, MA, Brandeis University, Comparative Literature
BM, Oberlin Conservatory
BA, cum laude, Oberlin College

Professional History:

Dr. Roe taught at Brandeis University and Boston College before coming to Simon's Rock. Her professional development extends beyond academia as well, for she has also been a staff editor for the Atlantic Monthly and performed widely as a professional classical singer.

Areas of Interest:

Spanish, French, and Latin American Film • Women Writers from Spain and Latin America

Research Interests/Professional Service:

  • 20th-century prose from Latin America
  • Literary theory
  • Francophone and Spanish-language film
  • Narrative theory
  • The adaptation of stories across media and languages.

Her current research considers literary journalism from a comparative, international perspective.

Publications/Book Chapters/Exhibitions/Performances:

Dr. Roe is completing a revision of her dissertation for publication and has published review essays in Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies and the Boston Book Review.


Dr. Roe's dissertation, which focused on storytelling as an inherited or retrieved oral tradition in recent works from the Americas, received an Oberlin College dissertation prize for alumni.

Other Activities:

ACTFL (Nov 2000) "Bridging the Gap between Intermediate and Advanced Language Classes: What Studies in Second Language Acquisition and Literary Forms Can Contribute"