At the moment I'm focused on 16th century moral and spiritual treatises and manuals, particularly the works of Francisco de Osuna, and their role in the continuation of premodern discourses and subjectivities. While my research expertise is in early modern Spanish literature, in courses and work with graduate students we also engage with medieval literary texts, the history of theology and philosophy, contemporary critical and social theory, lyric and narrative forms (across periods and from around the Mediterranean and Atlantic worlds), and issues of ethnicity, social class and gender. Interested graduate students, please read my guidelines for working together.

 

Selected Publications

BOOKS

Heretical Mixtures: Feminine and Poetic Opposition to Matter-Spirit Dualism in Spain, 1531-1631. Valencia: Albatros-Hispanófila Siglo XXI, 2007. 229 pp.

 

Norte de los estados: A Guide for the Young, Married, Widowed, and All Continent People, by Francisco de Osuna. (in progress with Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)

 

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

“Social Class” in Using Primary Sources, Ed. Jonathan Hogg. Liverpool University Press, 2017, as an open access on-line resource in the “Early Modern” section: https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/pages/using-primary-sources (also forthcoming in print).

 

“Jealousy in María de Zayas’s Intercalated Poetry: Lyric Illness and Narrative Cure” in Golden Age Poetry in Motion, Eds. Jean Andrews and Isabel Torres. Woodbridge, England: Tamesis, 2014: 145-163.

 

“Conceptualización de la naturaleza creativa: Góngora y Luis Martín de la Plaza en Flores de poetas ilustres (1605)” en Los géneros poéticos del Siglo de Oro: Centros y periferias, Eds. Rodrigo Cacho Casal y Anne Holloway. Woodbridge, England: Tamesis, 2013: 295-312.

 

“Humanist and Mystical Understanding in Luis de León’s ‘Noche serena’ and John of the Cross’s ‘La noche oscura.’” Approaches to Teaching Teresa of Avila and the Spanish Mystics. Ed. Alison Weber. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009: 232-239.

 

“Fray Luis de León.” Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 318: Sixteenth-Century Spanish Writers. Ed. Gregory B. Kaplan. Columbia, SC: Bruccoli, Clarke & Layman, Inc., 2006: 138-146.

 

“Sixteenth-Century Spanish Humanism.” Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 318: Sixteenth-Century Spanish Writers. Ed. Gregory B. Kaplan. Columbia, SC: Bruccoli, Clarke & Layman, Inc., 2006: 296-304.

 

“The Early Modern Sonnet's Lessons of Petrarchism and Militarism.” Ed. Edward Friedman. Calíope 11.2 (2005): 33-43.

 

“Góngora’s Invocation of Prudente Cónsul: Censorship and Humanist Doubts about his Lyric Language.” Hispanófila 142 (2004): 1-19.

 

“Scripted Oralities circa 1607-1617: Language and Intention in Góngora’s Las firmezas de Isabela and Lope’s Lo fingido verdadero.” Bulletin of the Comediantes 55.1 (2003): 47-67.

 

“Shipwreck as Heresy: Placing Góngora’s Poetry in the Wake of Renaissance Epic, Fray Luis and the Christian Kabbala.” Hispanic Review 70.3 (2002): 413-432.