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Professor Amy Austin
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages

321 Hammond Hall
(ph): 817.272.5542
(fax): 817.272.5408


Ph.D. – Emory University, 2004
B.A. – University of Kansas, 1997


Current Research

Dr. Amy Austin’s area of specialization is medieval and early modern peninsular literature.  Her research focuses on the practices and theories of medieval reading, mysticism and spiritual constructions, visual studies, and bestiaries and animal imagery.  Dr. Austin has recently published an article in the Bulletin of the Comediantes on gender and theatricality in Spanish minor theater. She is currently revising articles on Fernando de Rojas’ Celestina and Teresa de Cartagena's Arboleda de los enfermos, as well as completing a book-length manuscript on Ramon Llull, translatio and Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interactions in medieval Iberia.


Recent Publications

“Escenificación corporal y autorreferencialidad en el entremés La casa holgona de Pedro Calderón de la Barca.” Bulletin of the Comediantes 58.2 (2006): 383-398


Teaching Interests

Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literature
Practice and Theory of Medieval Reading
Portrayal of Women in Medieval and Early Modern Literature
Mysticism and Spiritual Constructions
Image and Text
Theater and Spectatorship
Bestiaries and Animal Imagery

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