Marina Brownlee

Robert Schirmer Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature. Chair, Committee for Renaissance Studies.
Phone: 
609-258-7798
Email Address: 
msb@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
342 East Pyne

Office Hours Spring 2017: Monday and Wednesday 9:30 -10:30 AM and by appointment

Period(s): Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

Languages: Spanish, French, Italian

Research Interests: medieval and early modern literature and theory

Professor Brownlee's interests include periodization, cultural and linguistic translation, literary representations of the senses, and the relationship of early tabloid literature to the 17th-century short story. She works primarily in Spanish, French, and Italian contexts.

  Her books include: The Cultural Labyrinth of María de Zayas, The Severed Word: Ovid’s ‘Heroides’ and the ‘Novela Sentimental’, The Status of the Reading Subject in the ‘Libro de Buen Amor’, and The Poetics of Literary Theory in Lope and Cervantes.  She has co-edited a number of volumes on medieval and early modern topics,  has edited a special issue of Duke’s Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies entitled Intricate Aliances: Early Modern Spain and England, and most recently Renaissance Encounters. Greek East and Latin West (with Dimitri Gondicas). She is currently writing a book on curiosity and modernity in Early Modern Spain.

Prof. Brownlee is interested in working with graduate students whose research interests overlap with her own, including medieval and early modern literature and theory.

Books

Renaissance Encounters. Greek East and Latin West (with Dimitri Gondicas). (Brill, 2013).

The Cultural Labyrinth of María de Zayas

The Severed Word: Ovid’s ‘Heroides’ and the ‘Novela Sentimental’

The Status of the Reading Subject in the ‘Libro de Buen Amor’

The Poetics of Literary Theory in Lope and Cervantes

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