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Emily C Francomano

Title

Associate Professor

Department

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
General profile

Fax

202-687-5712

Location

401 ICC

Bio

Emily C. Francomano is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She is also a core faculty member of the Comparative Literature and Medieval Studies Programs. Her scholarly interests revolve around the intersections of medieval and Early Modern literature, translation, gender studies, manuscript culture, and book history. Her most recent book, Three Spanish Querelle Texts, is a study, translation, and bilingual edition of works by Juan de Flores and Pere Torrellas that makes key texts easily accessible to scholars and students working in Spanish and other disciplines. Situating Grisel y Mirabella, the Maldezir de mugeres, and the Defensa de las donas in intertextual dialogue, Three Spanish Querelle Texts also studies their historical contexts and international afterlives. Her first book, Wisdom and Her Lovers in Medieval and Early Modern Hispanic Literature, published in Palgrave’s New Middle Ages Series (2008), explores the ubiquitous personification of Wisdom and its history of reception in thirteenth- through seventeenth century wisdom literature, hagiography, and fiction. Current projects include her book in progress The Prison of Love and Translation in the Sixteenth Century and a study of somaesthetics in medieval narrative poetry.

Francomano is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture & United States' Universities, and of a Fulbright Fellowship.


Education

  • PhD (2002) Columbia University, Spanish
  • Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2002) Columbia University,
  • MA (1996) Columbia University, Spanish
  • BA (1992) Oberlin College, Spanish and Philosophy

Languages

  • Catalan (read)
  • French, Middle (ca. 1400-1600) (read)
  • French, Old (ca. 842-1400) (read)
  • Italian (read)
  • Latin (read)
  • Provençal (to 1500) (read)
  • Spanish (speak, read, write)