Office Hours

Spring 2015

  • TR 11:00–11:30am
    W 1:00–2:00pm
    and by appointment


  • Travelling
  • Reading
  • Skiing
  • Crossword puzzles

Lori Bernard

Associate Professor of

Spanish and Department Chair

Welles 206A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Lori Bernard has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007.

Faculty Information


  • Ph. D., Spanish Literature - University of California, Davis 2002.
  • M.A., Spanish Literature and Culture - Cleveland State University 1995.

Research Interests

Medieval and Renaissance Spanish Literature, Culture and History; Popular and Traditional Poetry; Early Forms of Drama and Theater.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Article: 2008, "Manuscritos de poesias varias: hacia una revision del canon." Canones criticos en la poesia de los Siglos de Oro. Ed. Pedro Ruiz Perez. Vigo: Editorial Academia del Hispanismo. 129-136.
  • Article: 2005, "'Yo naci libre...': expresiones de la librertad femenina en algunos manuscritos del siglo XVI y en el Quijote." 1605-2005: Don Quixote Across the Centuries. Actas del Congreso celebrado en el College of Wooster (Ohio, EE.UU) del 7 al 9 de abril de 2005. Coord. John P. Gabriele. Madrid: Iberoamericana. 133-143.
  • Article: 1988, " 'Sobre las ocho cabezas': nuevas aportaciones textuales al Romancero de los Infantes de Lara." La Coronica 27.1: 69-80
  • Review: 2005, Rev. of Writing for the Eyes on the Spanish Golden Age, ed. F.A. de Armas. Renaissance Quarterly 58.3:
  • Review: 2005, Rev. of Writers on the Market: Consuming Literature in Early Seventeenth-Century Spain, by D. Gilbert-Santamaria. Renaissance Quarterly 59.1: 171-172


  • The Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry
  • Modern Language Association
  • Renaissance Society of America
Spring 2015 Classes

SPAN 101:
Elementary Spanish I

    Introduces the structure and sound of the target language. Develops the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Culture-based readings and collateral laboratory assignments.
    This course is designed for the student who has never studied the language before. In general, students who have a one-year high school equivalency may repeat this course, but for no credit. Offered every fall
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SPAN 350:
Medieval Spanish Literature

    Close reading of the major works of Spanish literature from the 11th to the 15th centuries, with special attention to the history and development of the genres and representatiave literary movements.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 302. Offered spring, odd years
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SPAN 550:
Early Spanish Literature

    Acquaints the student with the literary works of the period. Offered: when demand is sufficient Prerequisites: SPAN 303 and SPAN 304 or equivalent.