Esther Fernández

BA, Wheaton College. MA, PhD, University of California-Davis. Author of Eros en escena: Erotismo en el teatro del Siglo de Oro (2009), editor of Don Gil de las calzas verdes (2013), co-editor of El perro del hortelano (2011), in addition to co-ordinating and editing the multi-author collaboration Diálogos en las tablas: Últimas tendencias de la puesta en escena del teatro clásico español (2014). Her journal articles have principally attended to eroticism and the Spanish comedia, visual and material culture, and performance analysis of classical theatre’s most contemporary adaptations in peer-reviewed venues such as the MLN, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Bulletin of the Comediantes, Cervantes, and Hispania. Her teaching and scholarship combine Early Modern literatures with visual performance analysis and Hispanic cultural studies. Current projects include an edited volume on Anglo-Spanish relations explored vis-à-vis the contentious image of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Spain, as well as a single-authored monograph on the ritualized figure of “the puppet” in both ceremonial and theatrical contexts, where material representations of religious and “nonreligious” worlds took place in premodern Iberia. Previously taught at Cornell University and Grinnell College.SLC, 2008–

Courses taught in Spanish

Courses from previous years

2013-2014
  • Advanced Spanish: Hide and Seek: Playing With the Limits of the Imagination

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