A native of Euclid, Ohio, Linda Bartlett completed degrees in Spanish at
Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia before joining
the Furman faculty in 1991. A peninsularist,
her teaching and research interests include late 19th- and early
20th-century Spanish literature (especially Juan Ramón Jiménez, Miguel
de Unamuno and the "Generation of 1898"), the image of Spain in the
United States (17th-century to the present), and the
problem of historical memory in contemporary Spain. She teaches courses
in language, literature, and culture at the elementary, intermediate,
and advanced levels, and has co-directed Furman's study away
program in Madrid several times.
In addition to her work as a faculty member, Dr. Bartlett also has had
significant experience in academic administration, serving as Furman's
Assistant Academic Dean (1999-2001), Associate Academic Dean
(2001-2009), and Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Dean (2006-2007) before returning to full-time teaching in 2009.
Since spending a semester studying as an undergraduate at the
Universidad de Salamanca, Dr. Bartlett has returned to Spain many times
for personal and professional travel. In addition to co-directing the
Madrid program, she has also traveled to Cuba and Northern Ireland with
Furman students and colleagues under the auspices of the Cothran Center
for Vocational Reflection.