Texas Tech University

Spanish Faculty

Dr. Connie Scarborough


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


Dr. Scarborough - CV

Courses Commonly Taught

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

Areas of Research

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

Selected Publications

Books (in press)

  • Dando a conocer estos versos su legitimo autor": The Poetry of Marcia Belisardo aka Sor Maria de Santa Isabel. (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)
  • Disgraced or Graced: Disability in Medieval Spanish Texts. (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press)


  • 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.


  • "Eating, Drinking, and Consuming in the Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea." A Companion to
    Celestina. Ed. Enrique Fernandez. Textos y estudios de la Renaissance Society of American.
    Leiden and Boston: Brill. 2017. 262-72.
  • "The Disabled and the Monstrous: Examples from Medieval Spain." Mediaevistick 28 (2015): 37
    -46. Special issue Eine Festschrift fur Albrecht Classen.
  • "Educating Women for the Benefit of Man and Society: Castigos y dotrinas que un sabio daba a
    sus hijas and La petfecta casada." Mediaevistik 27 (2014): 141-51.
  • "'Fui a provar la sierra e fiz loca demanda': Wilderness in the Libro de buen amor." Lemir 18
    (2014): 419-30.
  • "Creating Her Own Misfortune: Melibea in the Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea. '' Medieval
    Perspective. 29 (2014): 27-45.
  • "Fronteras intelectuales: Fernando III y Alfonso X." Encrucijada de culturas: Alfonso X y su
    tiempo: Homenaje a Francisco Marquez Villanueva. Sevilla, Spain: Tres Culturas, 2014. 393-
    402. Coleccion Anfora.

Awards and Honors

  • Executive Council Member, MLA Division of Medieval Spanish 2016-2021
  • Nominee for President´s Book Award 2010 and 2014
  • Nominee for La Corónica Book Award 2011