Alani Hicks-Bartlett '05, M.A. '06, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and French Studies and affiliate faculty member of the Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University, recently received the Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award for her translation of Li Romanz de la poire.
Hicks-Bartlett's research interests include gender and violence in Medieval and Early Modern texts, notions of power and empire in chansons de geste and Early Modern epic poetry, the development of the love lyric, classical exemplarity in Medieval and Early Modern literature, Early Modern tragedy, and digital humanities. Her current projects focus on gender and race in Medieval French literature, representations of disability in Medieval and Early Modern prose compositions, Early Modern tragedy, and Medieval and Early Modern women’s writing and the (proto)feminist complaint tradition.
Hicks-Bartlett received her A.B. in 2005 in Spanish, French, and Italian, and her M.A. in French language and literature in 2006. She went on to earn a master's degrees from Middlebury College in both Italian and Spanish, a doctorate in Modern Languages (Italian) from Middlebury College, and a Ph.D. in Romance languages and literatures and Medieval studies from the University of California-Berkeley.
"I feel so fortunate that I had the opportunity to study at Bryn Mawr," says Hicks-Bartlett. "It was an absolutely invaluable and formative experience. Semester after semester, I was always astounded by everything I had learned, but since I found all of my classes to be rigorous and challenging, fun and engaging, this should not have come as a surprise. One of the most rewarding elements of my time at Bryn Mawr was being able to partake in the stellar language programs and learn from the best professors one could ever wish to have. After college, I was incredibly well prepared to take on graduate-level research and pursue scholarly work, and it is entirely thanks to Bryn Mawr."