Chair Department of Modern Foreign Languages
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, New York 10471
Marlene Gottlieb completed her undergraduate degree in Spanish and Russian summa cum laude at Hunter College. From 1965-1971 she was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Columbia University, where she earned a Master of Arts and a Ph. D. in Spanish. She has been a member of the faculty of the CUNY Doctoral Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures since 1977. She is also a professor of Spanish and the chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at Manhattan College. In 2003 she was awarded the Ruth E. Wasley Distinguished Teacher Award for Postsecondary Foreign Language from the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers.
Dr. Gottlieb’s area of specialization is contemporary Latin American poetry, with a subspecialty in Chilean poetry. She has published numerous books and articles in this field and is especially known for her work on the antipoetry of the Chilean poet Nicanor Parra: No se termina nunca de nacer: La poesía de Nicanor Parra (Madrid: Playor, 1977); Nicanor Parra: Antes y después de Jesucristo (Princeton: Linden Lane Press, 1993); Pablo Neruda and Nicanor Parra Face To Face (Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1997). She has also published extensively on the Spanish Modernist poet, Francisco Villaespesa: El Burlador de Sevilla of Francisco Villaespesa (Seville: Editoriales Andaluzas Unidas,1986); Las revistas modernistas de Francisco Villaespesa (Granada: Editorial Anel, 1995). Another of her research interests is the theme of Don Juan.
She serves on the editorial board of the electronic journal of literary criticism Ciberletras and the Revista Hostosiana.