Esther Fernández

Education

  • Ph.D., Early Modern Literature, University of California, Davis, 2005
  • M.A., Peninsular and Latin American Literature, University of California, Davis, 2001
  • B.A., Hispanic Studies and French Literature, Wheaton College, 1999

Areas of Interest

  • Early modern Iberian literatures
  • Visual and material culture
  • Performance studies
  • Theatre history

Single-Author Monographs

To Embody the Marvelous: The Making of Illusions in Early Modern Spain (Vanderbilt UP, forthcoming 2021).

Eros en escena: El erotismo en el teatro del siglo de oro (Juan de la Cuesta, 2009).

Peer-Reviewed Edited Volumes

Living the Comedia. Essays Celebrating Amy Williamsen (Vol. II). Co-edited with Yuri Porras. New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2020.

Sexo y género en Cervantes/Sex and Gender in Cervantes. Homenaje a Adrienne L. Martín. Co-edited with Mercedes Alcalá Galán. Kassel: Edition Reichenberger, 2019.

The Image of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Spain. Co-edited with Eduardo Olid-Guerrero. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019.

El teatro clásico en su(s) cultura(s): De los Siglos de Oro al siglo XXI. Actas selectas del XVII congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Teatro Español y Novohispano de los Siglos de Oro (AITENSO). Co-edited with Alejandro García-Reidy and José Miguel Martínez Torrejón. New York: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 2017.

Diálogos en las tablas: Últimas tendencias de la puesta en escena del treatro clásico español. Co-edited with María Bastianes and Purificació Mascarell. Kassel: Edition Reichenberger, 2014.

Special Issues Edited

“Teatralidad en la obra de Cervantes.” Co-edited with Adrienne L. Martín. eHumanista/Cervantes 8, 2020 https://www.ehumanista.ucsb.edu/cervantes/volumes/8

“Re-imagining Female Disabilities in Luso-Hispanic Women’s Cultural Production.” Co-edited with Victoria Ketz. Revista de Estudios de Genero y Sexualidad 45.1, April 2020.

“Marginality in Spanish Theater.” Co-edited with David Rodríguez-Solás. Romance Quarterly 65.4 and 66.1 (Double Issue), 2018-19.

Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Confessing on the Move: Journey to Parnassus and ‘Appendix to the Parnassus’.” In The Oxford Handbook of Cervantes. Ed. Aaron M. Kahn. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2021.

“Celda de juegos/ Prison Games: Una dramaturgia de la opresión.” Contextos: Revista de humanidades y ciencias sociales. “Aproximaciones a la Enseñanza de las Humanidades y de los Estudios Culturales a través del Teatro.”
Special Issue, 2019. http://revistas.umce.cl/index.php/contextos/article/view/1465, .

“From the Cross to the Stage: Divine Puppets and Spectacular Saints in Early Modern Spanish Culture.” Hispania 102.1: 59-73, 2019.

“Bordering Performances: Staging the Comedia at the Chamizal National Memorial (El Paso, Texas).” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 96.1: 1-19, 2019.

“Unma(s)king the Queen: Elizabeth I in Early Modern Spanish Stage.” In The Image of Elizabeth I Tudor in Early Modern Spain. Eds. Eduardo Olid Guerrero and Esther Fernández. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 345-370, 2019.