Chloe E. Wheeler


Chloe Wheeler is a third-year graduate student in Comparative Literature. Before starting her Ph.D., she was awarded a 2019-2020 Fulbright Spain (Galicia) ETA Fellowship as well as a 2021-2022 Fulbright Spain Predoctoral Research Fellowship. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and Comparative Literature from Occidental College (2019) and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classics from UCLA (2021).

Research Interests

Mediterranean and Latin American studies, 16th- and 17th-century epic poetry and travel narratives, Colonial Spanish American Literature, 11th-century Arabic grammar and aesthetic theory, Ancient Greek tragedy and its 20th-century reception, psychoanalysis, sensory and smell studies


Spanish, Arabic (Classical and Modern Standard), Ancient Greek, Galician

Selected Publications

Los muladares y las mujeres: Subaltern Spaces of Self-Abjection in the Spiritual Diary of Úrsula de Jesús.” Hispanic Review. (Forthcoming, 2024).

"Blessed are the Cheesemakers: Milk, Cheese, Goat Meat, and the Progression of Erotic Education in Longus's Daphnis and Chloe," accepted for publication in the edited volume Erratic Eating: A Transcultural Exploration of Non-Normative Bodies, Sexualities, and Space. In-Press.

“A Morriña.” PensaLugo no. 3, August 2020.

Conference Papers

“Banquet tables and tablas in Canto XIII of Pedro de Oña’s El Arauco domado.” Paper accepted for presentation at the Renaissance Society of America 2024 Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2024.

“Theoretical Tamthīl: Aesthetics and Performance in al-Jurjānī’s Asrār al-balāgha.” Stanford Arabic Literature PhD Scholars Colloquium, Stanford, CA, April 7, 2023.

Muladares y mujeres: Subaltern Spaces of Self-Abjection in the Spiritual Diary of Úrsula de Jesús.” Renaissance Society of America 2023 Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 10, 2023. 

“Unreliable, Multilingual Intermediaries: Trotaconventos and the Mora’s Refusal in Juan Ruiz’s Libro de Buen Amor.” Medieval Academy of America 98th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., February 24, 2023. 

“From His Lips Fell Shells: Represented Madness in the Choral Language of Mrs. Dalloway’s Septimus Warren Smith.” University at Buffalo’s 11th Annual Romance Languages and Literature Graduate Conference, Zoom, April 9, 2022.

“Tragic Arithmetic.” Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Los Angeles, CA, November 2018.