April Schmidt completed her doctorate in Spanish, with a concentration in Latin American literature, in the Spring of 2012. Her dissertation, entitled Everything and Nothing: The Poetry of Hanni Ossott, analyzes the trajectory and central themes in the first six books of poetry by this significant but little-studied contemporary Venezuelan poet. Other areas of special interest include modernism, magic realism, Latin American and Peninsular poetry, Siglo de Oro theatre, intersections between literature and the other arts, and literary translation.
Of her time at the University at Albany, she says: “I am very grateful to all the wonderful people at UAlbany who made my time here both productive and pleasant.”
Dr. Schmidt is currently employed as a Lecturer at Keene State College in New Hampshire.