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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 2020

  • TR 3:45 - 4:30
  • Also by appointment

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 201: L/IntermSpanI: General/Global

    This course reviews the fundamentals of structure and continues to develop mastery of the four language skills in Spanish: (listening, speaking, reading and writing) correlated within a practice associated within the five core competency goals for foreign language learning: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Oral and written exercises are included. Assignments include reading and news materials emphasizing cultural and contemporary topics as well as providing historical insight into the development of Spanish-speaking countries' values and policies. As indicated by course subtitle, vocabulary and readings focus on different specialty areas that may relate to students' interests, majors, and future professions. Students are not required to have a background in these areas to take a subtitled course. (May be taken twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or its equivalent. Credits: 3(3-0)

  • 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: Survey of Spanish Literature I

    Survey of major Spanish literary works, movements and genres from the 11th through the 17th centuries. Prerequisites: SPAN 302. Offered fall, even years