Leslie Rowen is a third year PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. There, she focuses on 20th Century American Literature of War, especially soldier writings composed during wartime. In 2017, she received her B.A. in English and Spanish from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. During her time at Bellarmine, she studied for a semester at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito, Ecuador, where she took classes in Spanish and Ecuador’s history. Between her time at USFQ and Bellarmine, she also took several classes on Latin film, which will be the focus of her English 105 Humanities Unit. Some of her favorites are Pablo Larraín’s No and Tania Hermida’s Qué Tan Lejos. She is eager to share these films with her students, hear their perspectives, and help them create dynamic visual essays using Adobe Spark.
Click here to check out Leslie’s Writing in the Humanities Unit Assignment, focused on Latinx Film.