Professor of Spanish (Ph. D., Johns Hopkins University, 1974). Her research and teaching focus on questions of gender and sexuality, and on visual culture in early modern Spanish and Colonial Latin American literature. She is co-editor of ¿Entiendes? Queer Readings, Hispanic Writings (Duke UP, 1995) and Approaches to Teaching the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (MLA, 2007). Her work in gender studies includes twentieth-century women writers in Castilian and Catalan. Poetic sonorities in Don Quixote and in the poetry of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and representations of motherhood have been the focus of her most recent work. Recent publications
“Embodying the Visual, Visualizing Sound in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s Primero sueño.” Objects of Culture in the Literature of Imperial Spain. Mary Barnard and Frederick A. de Armas. Eds. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2013. 141-58.
“Góngora, Sor Juana, and Ideologies of Optics.” Special Issue: “Transatlantic Baroques.” Ed. Crystal Chemris. Calíope, Journal of the Society for Hispanic Renaissance and Baroque Poetry 18.1 (2013): 116-138.
“Popular Balladry and the Terrible Wet Nurse: “La nodriza del rey.” Medieval and Renaissance Lactations: Images, Rhetorics, Practices. Ed. Jutta Gisela Sperling. Burlington VT and Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013. 115-128.
“Tame and Untamed: Two Dutiful Daughters in the Romance de la doncella guerrera and Luis Vélez de Guevara’s La serrana de la Vera.” Early Modern Texts and Performance: Studies in Honor of Susan L. Fischer. Ed. Katherine Faull and Barbara J. Mujica. Bucknell University Press, 2013. 149-63. (6870 words).
“Learning at Her Mother’s Knee? Saint Anne, the Virgin Mary, and the Iconography of Women’s Literacy.” Women’s Literacy in Early Modern Spain and the New World. Ed. Anne J. Cruz and Rosilie Hernández. Burlington, VT and Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2011. 243-261.
“Martyrs and Minors: Allegories of Childhood in Cervantes,” Ed. Naomi Miller and Naomi Yavneh. Gender and Childhood in Early Modern Europe. Burlington VT and Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2011. 193-207.
“Folklore as Queer: Vélez de Guevara’s La serrana de la Vera.” special issue of Bulletin of Spanish Studies, eds. Duncan Wheeler and Richard Cleminson on Cross-Dressing in the Comedia (2017)
“Voicing Disruption, Disrupted Voices: Cardenio and Grisóstomo. “Los cielos se agotaron de prodigios”: Essays in Honor of Frederick A. de Armas.Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2017.
Routledge Research Guide to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Eds. Emilie L. Bergmann and Stacey Schlau. New York: Routledge, 2017.