Appointments

2018 – Present               Assistant Professor; English Department, City University of New York - Hostos Community College; Bronx, NY

2016 – 2018                   Lecturer, English Department; The Ohio State University - Mansfield; Mansfield, OH

2017 – 2017                   Adjunct Professor; English Department, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH

2011- 2016                     Graduate Teaching Associate; English Department, The Ohio State University - Columbus; Columbus, OH

2013 – 2015                   Adjunct Instructor; English Department; The University of Rio Grande; Rio Grande, OH

Education

2010 – 2016                  PhD, English; The Ohio State University; Columbus, OH

2007 – 2010                  BA, English; Stony Brook University; Stony Brook, OH

2008                               Certificate, Spanish Language and Literature; The University of Granada; Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Fellowships

2016              Dissertation Fellow, English Department, The Ohio State University 

2010              University Fellow, Graduate School, The Ohio State University

Selected Grants and Awards

2020            Scholarship to Attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria, Canada; Renaissance Society                       of America

2019             Book Completion Award ($5,000); CUNY Graduate Center

2019             Research Grant; PSC-CUNY Research Foundation

2017             Muste Award for Best Dissertation, Ohio State English Department

                       Nominated for the Mansfield Campus Excellence in Teaching Award, Ohio State

2016             Professional Development Grant, Royal Shakespeare Company Arts Initiative

                       Research Grant, Ohio State College of Arts and Humanities

2015             Margaret Blickle Travel and Research Award, The Ohio State University

2014             Yearlong Research Grant, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.

                       Best Essay in Women and Gender Studies Award, Northeast Modern Languages Association Women & Gender Studies Caucus

2014             Coca Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant, Coca Cola Scholars Foundation

2012             Digital Media Prize for Outstanding Graduate Work, Ohio State English Department

Publications

Monograph

1. Spanish Romance in the Battle for Global Supremacy: Tudor and Stuart Black Legends (Anthem World Epic and Romance, 2021).

This book explores the use of tales of love and arms as politicizing forces in a covert culture war between England and Spain, reflecting both a concern with the Reformation and with the opening up of the transatlantic world.

Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Translations

  1. “‘[C]arried away with The Myrrour of Knighthood’: Hispanophobia and the Rhetorical Feminization of Romance Literature,” in Arthur F. Marotti, ed. New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, VI. Papers of the Renaissance English Text Society 2011-2016 (Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies/RETS, 2019), 269-295. Print.

  2. “‘De-Naturalizing’ Rape in Translation: Margaret Tyler’s Mirrour of Princely Deedes and Knighthood (1578).” Modern Language Studies 44.2 (Winter 2015): 10-27. Print.

  3. Translation. “Treasury Correspondence of Alfonso V of Aragon.” Translation from medieval Catalan to modern English. Translation to be published in Sarah Kozlowski, “Jan van Eyck’s Saint George and the Dragon between Bruges and Naples.” Predella: Journal of Visual Arts. (forthcoming).

Edited Works

  1. ¿Qué Pasa, OSU? 23.2 (Spring 2016). Print.

  2. ¿Qué Pasa, OSU? 23.1 (Fall 2015). Print.

  3. ¿Qué Pasa, OSU? 22.2 (Spring 2015). Print.

  4. ¿Qué Pasa, OSU? 22.1 (Fall 2014). Print.

  5. Editorial Board; Online edition of The Ivan S. Gilbert Collection of Stephens Family Travel Letters and Ephemera. Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscript Libraries. 2011. 

Other Published Works

  1. Celebrating Early Women’s History and Women Writers.” Teaching materials using Women Writers Online (WWO) database. Women Writers Online. Published 27 October, 2020.

  2. ‘More strange than true:’ Finding America among the faeries.” Shakespeare & Beyond, a blog of the Folger Shakespeare Library. 27 October, 2020.

Media Coverage

  1. Beth Harpaz. "Their Nations Were at War, But England Loved These Spanish Tales." SUM Research. 2021. Book Review.

  2. Victoria Muñoz. "Spanish Romances and the Roots of British Imperialism." The Academic Minute. 2020. Audio recording.

  3. Doug Lederman. "Academic Minute: Romance Novels and the Roots of War." Inside Higher Ed Quick Takes. 2020. Repost.

  1. “De Oriana a Gloriana y de Claridiana a Belphoebe: Personajes caballerescos ibéricos en ficciones inglesas.” II Jornadas de Literatura Caballeresca, “Estructura Poética y Género de los Ciclos Caballerescos.” Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. 7 May 2021. Online Presentation. 

  2. “The Curious Case of California: Peter Heylyn’s (Mis)Reading of Spanish Romance.” RSA Americas Seminar. Renaissance Society of America Virtual Conference 2021. 13 April 2021. Pre-recorded online presentation and live seminar. 

  3. “Seneca’s English Avengers: Orientalizing Ibéricos on the Early Modern Stage,” Panel paper pre-circulated for “Revisiting Orientalism.” Shakespeare Association of America Virtual Conference 2021, 2 April 2021. 

  4. “‘I’ll There Begin Their Endless Tragedy”: Politicizing Genre in Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy. Panel paper pre-circulated for “Jacobean Hispanophilia and English Drama.’” Shakespeare Association of America, Washington, D.C. April 18th, 2019.

  5. “What Do We Mean By ‘Early Modern Geopolitics’?: The Debate over Empire in Shakespearean Drama.” Panel paper pre-circulated for “Rethinking the Global in ‘Global Shakespeare.’” Shakespeare Association of America, Los Angeles, CA. April 4-9, 2018

  6. “Nations at War, Cultures in Competition: Translating Empire in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene.” Iberian Literature and Culture in Tudor England, Newcastle University, U.K. July 14th-16th, 2016.

  7. Invited talk. “Shakespeare, Censorship, and the Spanish Book Trade.” Theater Without Borders Conference. Paris, France. June 27th – 30th, 2016.

  8. “From Boscán and Marlowe to Jonson and Góngora: Transnational Approaches to Hero and Leander.” Pre-circulated paper for “Rethinking Minor Epics.” Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, LA. March 24th, 2016.

  9. Roundtable conversation and talk, “Medievalism in the General Education Classroom.” 30th International Society for Studies in Medievalism Conference; Pittsburgh, PA; October 2nd, 2015.

  10.  “A ‘Prospero(us)’ Wind: Shakespeare’s Turn to Spain in The Tempest.” Pre-Circulated Paper for “Literary Romance.” Shakespeare Association of America, Vancouver, BC. April 2nd, 2015.

Selected Talks and Presentations