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Dr. John Beusterien
Associate Professor of Spanish
Director of Comparative Literature Program
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997
Courses Commonly Taught
- Don Quijote
- Introduction to Literature and Culture from the Spanish-speaking World
- La frontera norteña: The U.S. Southwest before the U.S.
- Aesthetics and Ruins in the Spanish Golden Age
- Introduction to the Spanish Golden Age
- Director of Comparative Literature Program
- Faculty for Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Areas of Research
- Early Spanish Literature and Culture; Race and Ethnic Studies; Critical theory; Spanish Southwest; Animal Studies and Golden Age
- Dr. Beusterien is currently completing a book on how to read Miguel de Cervantes in the twenty-first century.
- Dr. Beusterien is researching a book on the history of animals in the Spanish-speaking Southwest United States.
- Canines in Cervantes and Velázquez: An Animal Studies Reading of Early Modern Spain. Series: “New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies.” Forthcoming, Hants: Ashgate Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-4094-5713-8.
- An Eye on Race: Perspectives from Theater in Imperial Spain, Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2006, ISBN: 0-8387-5614-X, 228 pages.
- Lope de Vega, El prodigio de Etiopía , Edition with introduction (29 pages) by John Beusterien, Vilagarcía de Arousa, Mirabel Editorial, 2005, ISBN: 84-934275-9-4, 142 pages.
- “The Intellectual and Black Speech in Golden Age Spain and in Cuban Teatro Bufo ,” International Conference on Caribbean Studies: Selected Proceedings (The First International Conference on Caribbean Studies, 2006) , ed. Héctor R. Romero. Edinburg: University of Texas Pan-American Press, 2007. 29-36.
- “Teaching Race in El valiente negro en Flandes by Andrés de Claramonte,” Approaches to Teaching Early Modern Spanish Drama , eds. Margaret Greer and Laura Bass. New York: Modern Language Association of America. 2006. 174-181.
- "Miguel de Barrios' Contra la verdad no hay fuerza : A New 'Auto' in Seventeenth-Century Spanish Drama," A Society on Stage , eds. Edward H. Friedman, H.J. Manzari, and Donald D. Miller. New Orleans: University Press of the South, 1998. 13-20.
- “ Did Cervantes Stutter? ” Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America , forthcoming, 2009.
- “Time for the Romance and the Corrido ,” Hispania 90.4 (2007): 672-680.
- “Reading Cervantes: A New Virtual Reality,” Comparative Literature Studies 43.4 (2007): 428-440.
- “The Spanish ‘Jewish Conspiracy' Letters,” Monographic Review 22 (2006): 33-45.
- “Lope de Vega's Auto sacramental de la circuncisión y sangría de Cristo : A Focal Point of Anti-Semitism in Seventeenth-Century Spain.” Hispanic Review (2004): 357-374.
- “Blotted Genealogies: A Survey of the libros verdes ,” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (2001): 183-197.
- “Talking Black in Spanish: An Unfinished Black Spanish Glossary,” Bulletin of the Comediantes 51 (1999): 83-104.
- “Jewish Male Menstruation in Seventeenth-Century Spain,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine (Johns Hopkins University Press) 73 (1999): 447-456.
Awards and Honors
- President´s Book Award (for An Eye on Race: Perspectives from Theater in Imperial Spain), Texas Tech University
- Inducted in Sigma Delta Pi, National Hispanic Honor Society
Creative Writing Interests
- Poetry, Short Stories