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Sonia Velázquez

Assistant Professor of Romance Languages


Spanish early modern visual and textual traditions, religion and aesthetics, poetics and politics of translation.

In her research and teaching she addresses the different ways that imaginative works help us understand and organize our experience of the world, with special interest in the interaction of the spheres of humanistic inquiry and public interest. These questions are at the heart of a volume on pastoral and the humanities, co-edited with Mathilde Skoie (Exeter/Bristol Press, 2007), as well as articles on Cervantes and citizenship, and the theory and practice of storytelling. Her current book-length project, Promiscuous Grace: Beauty, Decay, and the Divine in the Legend of Saint Mary of Egypt, analyzes three medieval and early modern Iberian instantiations of the legend of this popular holy harlot—on the page, on the stage and on canvas— in order to examine the convergence of aesthetics and theology in the concept of grace.

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  • Office Hours: Spring 2015: On Leave
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