Spanish Faculty

Dr. Connie Scarborough

Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1983

Email

connie.scarborough@ttu.edu

Courses Commonly Taught

  • Medieval Literature, History of the Spanish Language
  • Writing for the Profession : Intro. to Literature; Masterpieces of Spanish Literature

Administration

  • Co-Director Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2010-2011 Phi Beta Kappa Selection Committee 2009-2010

Areas of Research

  • Medieval Spanish Literature and Language, especially the works of Alfonso X

Selected Publications

Books

  • Inscribing the Environment: Ecocritical Approaches to Medieval Spanish Literature. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2013.
  • Co-editor (with Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona): Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2012.
  • A Holy Alliance: Alfonso X's Political Use of Marian Poetry. Newark, Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta, 2009.

Articles

  • “Urban spaces in the Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea.” Urban Space in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age. Ed. Albrecht Classen. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture 4. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. 537-66.
  • “Laughter and the Comic in a Religious Text: The Example of the Cantigas de Santa Maria.” Laughter in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times: Epistemology of a Fundamental Human Behavior, its Meaning and Consequences. Ed. Albrecht Classen. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2010. 281-94.
  • "La voz personal de Alfonso X en una Cantiga murciana." Alcanate: Revista de Estudios Alfonsíes 6 (2008-2009): 297-308. [invited contribution for a special number dedicated to Prof. Jesús Montoya]
  • “The Co-redemptive Role of Mary in Berceo’s El duelo de la Virgen.” Romance Notes 49.2 (2009): 123-32.
  • “The Tragic/Comic Calisto: Obsessed and Insecure.” Celestinesca 34 (2010):179-200.
  • “Sexual Imagery as Unifying Factor in Razón de amor con los denuestos del agua y el vino.” Hispanic Research Review 12.3 (2011): 207-20.
  • “Geographical and Allegorical Settings: An Ecocritical Reading of “Afrenta de Corpes” in the Poema de Mio Cid.” Mediaevistik 24 (2011): 111-23.
  • “Theatrical Techniques in the Miniatures of the Cantigas de Santa Maria.” Chapter in Essays in Homage to John Esten Keller. Ed. Roger Tinnell. Newark, Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta, 2012. 241-64.
  • “A Rare Case of a Dragon in Medieval Spanish Literature.” Medieval Perspectives 26 (2011 [2012]): 7-25.
  • “Women as Victims and Criminals in Las Siete Partidas” in Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age. Berlin and New York: Gruyter.
  • “Speaking of Celestina: Soliloquy and Monologue in the Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea.” Celestinesca 36 (2012): 207-34.

Awards and Honors

  • Nominee for La Corónica Book Award 2011 and Nominee for President´s Book Award 2011

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