Spanish Faculty

Dr. John Beusterien

Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Email

john.beusterien@ttu.edu

Useful Links

Courses Commonly Taught

  • Don Quijote
  • La frontera norteña: The U.S. Southwest before the U.S.
  • Aesthetics and Ruins in the Spanish Golden Age
  • Spanish on the Llano Estacado and Beyond

Administration

Professional Association Offices Held

Areas of Research

  • Early Spanish Literature and Culture; Race and Ethnic Studies; Critical theory; Spanish Southwest; Animal Studies and Golden Age
  • Dr. Beusterien is preparing a book on Miguel de Cervantes. He is also preparing another book on the history of animals in Texas.

Selected Publications

Books and Edited Collections

2013 Beusterien, John and Noelia Cirnigliaro (Dartmouth College), editors. "Touching the Ground: Female Footwear in the Early Modern Hispanic World". Special issue of Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. London: Routledge. 14.2. 218 pages.
2013 Beusterien, John. "Canines in Cervantes and Velázquez: An Animal Studies Reading of Early Modern Spain". Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. 137 pages. Series: “New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies.”
2013 Beusterien, John and Hsinya Huang (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan), editors. "Sustaining Ecocriticism: Comparative Perspectives". Special Issue of Comparative Literature Studies. Penn State Press. 50.1. 186 pages.
2010 Beusterien, John and Constance Cortez (Texas Tech University), editors. "Death and Afterlife: The Case of the Early Modern Hispanic World". University of Minnesota Press: Hispanic Issues On Line. 194 pages.
2006 Beusterien, John. "An Eye on Race: Perspectives from Theater in Imperial Spain", Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press. 228 pages.
2005 Beusterien, John, ed. "Lope de Vega’s El prodigio de Etiopía", Vilagarcía de Arousa, Mirabel Editorial. 142 pages.

Awards and Honors

  • Inducted in Sigma Delta Pi, National Hispanic Honor Society
  • Texas Tech University President´s Book Award for An Eye on Race: Perspectives from Theater in Imperial Spain
  • Texas Tech University President´s Book Award for Canines in Cervantes and Velázquez: An Animal Studies Reading of Early Modern Spain
  • Collaborative Project Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for Touching the Ground: Female Footwear in the Early Modern Hispanic World

Creative Writing Interests

  • Poetry, Short Stories