Salem State professor inducted into Spanish literary society

Salem resident Kristine Doll was recently inducted into the Barcelona PEN, an organization that recognizes and promotes the work of authors, journalists, essayists, poets, and translators.

A professor of foreign languages at Salem State University, Doll specializes in the Spanish and Catalan literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She also specializes in bilingual service-learning internships and the translation of both Spanish and Catalan. She holds a doctorate in Hispanic studies from Brown University. 

Professor Doll’s work as a literary translator began when she co-translated Elegies by Joan Alcover into English; the book was published in 2004 by Cross-Cultural Communications. Doll has presented her Alcover translations and interpretations of his work, as well as her studies on the relationship between translation and identity, at international conferences in Spain, Wales, Canada, and the United States, as well as at various academic conferences in this country and abroad.

Doll has also published papers on the poetry of Miquel Costa I Llobera, Gabriel Alomar and on the influence of Mallorcan poets in the poetry of Nicaraguan poet Ruben Dario. She is currently working on translations of the poetry of August Bover.