Medieval Castilian and Catalan Chivalresque Texts, Renaissance Literature and Culture, Gender Studies, Women Writers, Iconography, Chronicles, Travel Writing, Medieval Manuscripts
My research has been primarily devoted to the literature and culture of the Iberian Peninsula during the medieval and early modern period. My interests are Castilian and Catalan chivalresque and Arthurian texts, and the works of various Iberian authors such as Francesc Eiximenis, Ramon Llull, Alfonso and Teresa de Cartagena, Juan de Flores, Fernando de Rojas and Isabel de Villena. I have also worked on medieval Iberian women writers as well as on travel writing and on the relevance of food in medieval and early modern culture.
Women Readers and Writers in Medieval Iberia: Spinning the Text. Brill, 2019.
Forging Communities: Food and Representation in Medieval and Early Modern Southwestern Europe. Editor: Montserrat Piera. University of Arkansas Press, 2018. Winner, 2019 Association for the Study of Food and Society Best Edited Book Award.
Remapping Travel Narratives (1000-1700): To the East and Back Again. Editor: Montserrat Piera, Amsterdam University Press/ARC Humanities Press, 2018.
“Wining and Dining at Celestina’s Table in Fernando de Rojas’ Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea” eHumanista: Journal of Iberian Studies 39 (2018): 413-428.
“Of Shipwrecks and Epiphanies: The Mediterranean Wanderlust of Iberian Knights” in Chivalry, The Mediterranean, and the Crown of Aragon Curial, Tirant, Don Quixote. Juan de la Cuesta, 2018. 61-83.
“Have a Heart!: Love, Lust and the Properties of Heart Consumption from Guillem de Cabestany to Curial e Güelfa” in Forging Communities: Food and Representation in Medieval and Early Modern Southwestern Europe. University of Arkansas Press, 2018. 201-220.
“Vulnerable Iberian Travelers: Benjamin of Tudela’s Sefer ha-Massa'ot, Pero Tarfur’s Andanças e viajes and Ahmad al-Wazzan’s Geography of Africa,” in Re-Mapping Travel Narratives (1000-1700), ARC Humanities Press, 2018. 61-85.