Office Hours

  • MW: 1:30 - 2:00pm
  • T/Th: 11:00 - 11:30am and by appointment


  • Travelling
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  • 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
My Classes

Span 201:
L/Intermediate Spanish I

    Reviews the fundamentals of structure and continues to develop the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Oral and written exercises are included. Reading materials emphasize cultural and contemporary topics. Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or its equivalent.

Span 301:
Written Communication

    Offers practice in expository writing with emphasis on clarity, structure and idiomatic expression, focusing on a variety of topial issues. Students are introduced to practical applications andprovided a review of selected grammar topics. Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent.

Span 303:

    Span 350:

      Span 352:
      Early Modern Spanish Lit

        Close reading of the major works of Spanish literature from the 16th and 17th centuries, with special attention to the history and development of the genres and representative literary movements. Prerequisites: SPAN 302. Offered fall, odd years