Elizabeth Spragins Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
2017 Ph.D., Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford University.
2010 M.A., Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania
2008 M.A., Spanish, Middlebury College
2007 B.A., Spanish, Williams College
Medieval and early modern Iberian prose and historiography; Arabic historiography from the Maghreb (16th and 17th centuries); narrative authority and eyewitness testimony; literary representations of the human body; Mediterranean Studies; discourses of tolerance, convivencia, and religious conflict on the Iberian Peninsula, 711-1614; Critical Race Studies
Spanish 164: Advanced Intermediate Spanish
Spanish 220: Introduction to Spanish Literature
Spanish 296: Topics in Spanish Literature: Comparative Critical Race Theory
Spanish 395: Topics in Spanish Literature: Spanish Inquisition and Multicultural Iberia
2018 “Cuerpos, cuernos, and espadas ceñidas: Corpses and the Writing of Catalina de Erauso’s Authoritative Body.” 35pp. Colonial Latin American Review. (Under review)
2017 “Body as Text and Text as Body: Ijāzas and Oral Knowledge Transmission in the Taʾrīkh al-dawla al-saʿdiyya.” 8,300 words. Journal of Mediterranean Studies. (Under review).
2017 “Embodied Authority: The Virgin, Audience, and the Body of the Devotee in Marian Miracles.” La corónica, 45:2, 9-36.