Medieval and early modern Anglo-Spanish relations in literature and drama; empire and postcolonialism, Spanish Golden Age and Baroque era; Shakespeare and Quixote studies; transnationalism and translation studies
Image credit: Woodcut map and plan of Tenochtitlán, in Praeclara de Nova maris Oceani Hyspania Narratio (Nuremberg, F. Peypus, 1524). Courtesy of Edward E. Ayer Collection, The Newberry Library
Dr. Muñoz is a comparative scholar of medieval and early modern literature, culture, and history. She holds a PhD in English with a secondary specialization in Spanish from The Ohio State University. At the City University of New York (Hostos Community College), she teach courses in English writing and literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Her scholarly specialization pertains to literary and cultural exchanges between England and Spain during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. She is particularly interested in how these exchanges appeared in literature, namely drama and prose romance, two genres at the cutting edge of "popular culture" that both reflected and pushed back against state politics and official foreign policy toward Spain. These Anglo-Spanish and Hispano-English contacts most viscerally expressed themselves in both nations' literary representations of America and in the correlated depiction of cultural Others on stage and on the page.
Dr. Muñoz's work is published in her first book, Spanish Romance in the Battle for Global Supremacy: Tudor and Stuart Black Legends (Anthem Press, 2021). Her work has also appeared in the journal, Modern Language Studies (2015), and 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).