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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: Fall 2021

Tuesday and Thursday 10-10:30 a.m. (Welles 206A)
Wednesday 9-10 a.m. (by appointment - please email me to set up a time)
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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 102: Elementary Spanish II

    Communication-based language course. Continuation of the development of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Intensive practice of real-world communication and cultural knowledge.

  • 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 316: Applied Grammar: Stylistics

    This course reviews complex grammatical structures through in-depth analysis of morphology and syntax and intense practice for a better knowledge of the structure of the Spanish language. An emphasis on the contrasts and relationships between Spanish and English language structures prepares students for using written and oral Spanish with a high degree of accuracy and flexibility. This class will prepare students for higher-level courses in Hispanic linguistics and others in which Spanish is used in formal academic contexts.