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Lori Bernard

Associate Professor of Spanish
Welles 206A

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

Office Hours: Spring 2021

Tuesday and Thursdays 2:30-3:30 and by appointment
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph. D., Spanish Literature, University of California-Davis 2002.

  • M.A., Spanish Literature and Culture, Cleveland State University, 1995.


  • The Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry

  • Modern Language Association

  • Renaissance Society of America


  • 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 Corónica 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

More About Me

Research Interests

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

Other Interests

  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Skiing
  • Crossword puzzles


  • SPAN 302: Intro to Hispanic Literature

    An introduction to textual analysis based on representative literary texts from Spain and Latin America. The course covers principles of literary criticism that are central to the analysis and discussion of narrative, poetry, and drama. Prerequisites: SPAN 301.

  • SPAN 325: Spanish Civ I:Origins-19th Cen

    A panoramic study of the social, political, intellectual, and cultural life of Spain from ancient times up to the 19th century. Prerequisites: SPAN 301. Offered spring, odd years

  • SPAN 482: Sel Top-Hispanic Lit&Cul

    Study of a period, a genre, or a specific writer or culture topic. Offerings may include: Theater of the Golden Age, Latin American Literature of the “Boom”, The Spanish Detective Story, Spanish-American Women Writers, Borges, Perez Galdos, Vargas Llosa, Spanish/Latin American Civilization through Film. (May be taken twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: SPAN 301 and permission of instructor. Offered at least once every two years