Elizabeth Spragins Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Elizabeth Spragins

Tucker Hall, Room 321
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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

Selected Publications

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.