Associate Professor of Spanish
Spanish Area Chair
World Languages and Literatures, Spanish
Ph.D., Columbia University
Dr. Zuese’s research interests encompass the medieval and early modern periods of Spanish literature. In particular, she is interested in the intersections of literature and visual and material culture, as well as women's studies and book history. She has published articles on Cervantes, María de Zayas, Ana Caro, and Juan de Ávila's mentorship of Sancha Carrillo. Her book, Baroque Spain and the Writing of Visual and Material Culture, published in 2015, examines the Spanish baroque novella to explain how writers create pictorial texts, how audiences visualize their words, what consequences they exert on cognition, and what actions this process inspires in audiences. Her second book project is focused on the mentoring of women in literary and religious contexts in sixteenth- and seventeenth- century Spain. Dr. Zuese teaches classes in her area of expertise, as well as on all aspects of Spanish language and culture.
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Publications and Presentations
- “Sancha Carrillo and Juan de Ávila: The Reciprocal Fruits of Spiritual Mentorship in Early Sixteenth-Century Andalusia” Revista Hispánica Moderna, 69.1 (June 2016): 73-90.
- “Luisa de Morales’s Signed Works as Insight into Baroque Culture of Heraldry, Pageantry and Nobility.”
- 20th anniversary GEMELA conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2016.