I regularly teach courses on early modern Spanish literature, theater and culture, with an emphasis on all things Baroque. I became interested in this historical period for what it tells us about the past as well as our own present. As for the past, I am interested in early modern Spanish texts, performances and images of the 16th and 17th centuries and how they represented urban identities, domestic practices and everyday life objects. My most recent projects are on issues of domesticity, material culture, cityscapes, consumerism, fashion and early modern women’s daily life. Currently I am researching a very important quotidian aspect of early modern women: the relationship between leisure and dance. I always find connections between my reseach about past cultures and debates in today’s linguistic politics, media and the arts. My courses on the history and politics of language or Hispanophilia/Hispanophobia reflect those connection, and so does my course on Argentine Tango this summer.
Domus. Ficción y mundo doméstico en el Barroco español. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK; Rochester, NY: Tamesis Books, 2015.
“Vistas comunocéntricas: teatro breve y chorographia madrileña en el siglo de oro español.” Baroque Projections. Images and Texts in Dialogue with the Early Modern Hispanic World. Eds. Michael Horswell and Frédéric Conrod. Newark, Juan de la Cuesta Editores, 2016. 57-80 .
"Micrographia del chapín: la virilla de plata del Siglo de Oro." Bulletin of the Comediantes 66.1 (2014): 19-39
“’Dulce es refugio’: El peregrino de Góngora se detiene.” Spanish Golden Age Poetry in Motion. The Dynamics of Creation and Conversation, eds Jean Andrews and Isabel Torres. Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2014. 117-130.
Time Matters: Women, Temporality and Material Culture in Early Modern Spanish Literature (In progress)