GERALDINE PITTMAN DE BATLLE TO SPEAK AT APRIL 2 FACULTY FORUM
MARLBORO, VERMONT – Marlboro College is pleased to announce that faculty member Geraldine Pittman de Batlle will offer a talk entitled “Learning to See: The Relationship between Visual Understanding and Salvation in Dante” for an upcoming J Birjepatil faculty forum.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, is slated for Wednesday, April 2, at 4 p.m. in the Apple Tree Building at Marlboro College.
While she was a graduate student at the University of Southern Illinois, Pittman de Batlle helped to establish an undergraduate Honors Program that was roughly equivalent in size to the whole of Marlboro College.
Her courses range from English Romantic Poetry to modern fiction, often with a focus on women's roles, both as characters and as authors. She has directed senior Plan projects examining a wide variety of themes in the 18th, 19th and 20th century novel. She also frequently works with faculty members from diverse areas of the curriculum, exploring literature in its historical, philosophical or religious context. In recent years her courses on Latin American fiction have inspired a number of Plans involving languages and social history as well as literature.
Long active with the National Endowment for the Humanities, Pittman de Batlle is past president of the Vermont Council on the Humanities. She is also a citizen member of the Vermont Bar Association. She has studied at Columbia, Stanford and Harvard universities. She spent the summer of 1987 as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at Dartmouth's Dante Institute.