Lori Bernard

Associate Professor of Spanish
Welles 206A

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


Office Hours: Fall 2023

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00-10:30am / 2:15-2:45 pm
And by appointment (please email to set up a time)

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


  • LANG 150: Intro to World Languages

    This course, taught in English, introduces the student to the Languages and Literatures academic and co-curricular programs and will provide opportunities for interaction with members of a diverse body of instructors from different languages and cultural backgrounds. Using a variety of instructional methods such as presentations, workshops, and discussions, the student will explore contemporary topics, career opportunities, ways to maximize global language and soft skills in professional and personal life, as well as learn about research, international work, and study abroad opportunities. This class is open to any first year or transfer student at the college interested in majoring in French or Spanish or concentrating in these languages (Elementary Education majors), minoring in French, German, or Spanish or studying global languages at the elementary/intermediate level. The course will also provide advising, planning, and problem-solving assistance to the student while navigating the first semester at Geneseo.

  • SPAN 301: Oral & Written Communication

    This course offers practice in expository Spanish writing with emphasis on clarity, structure and idiomatic expression, focusing on a variety of topical issues. Students will review selected grammar topics an enhance their communicative skills, written and spoken, through textual analysis and discussions at the high intermediate level. This course must be taken in residence.

  • SPAN 307: Top: Hispanic Cul through Lit

    This course explores literary and cultural topics in the Spanish-speaking world.