Associate ProfessorMPiera
438 Anderson Hall
215-204-8285
mpiera01@temple.edu

 

Keywords

Medieval Castilian and Catalan chivalric texts, Renaissance literature and culture, Gender studies, Women writers, Iconography, Chronicles, Travel writing, Medieval manuscripts

Biography

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 chivalric 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.

Selected Publications

  • Carro de las donas: Translating Francesc Eiximenis for Queenly Edification” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 2015. 92:7. 753-774.
  • Debunking the ‘Self’ in Self-Fashioning: Communal Fashioning in the Cartagena Clan” in Self-Fashioning and Notions of Identity in the Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World. Ed. Laura Delbrugge (Leiden: Brill, 2015). 327-365.
  • ’E deya que açò devia sobiranament esquivar dona d’orde’: Francesc Eiximenis i les monges a Lo libre de les dones” Studia Mediaevalia Curt Wittlin Dicata, eds. Lola Badia, Emili Casanova and Albert Hauf, Alacant: Institut Interuniversitari de Filologia Valenciana, Symposia Philologica, 25, 2015. 271-288.
  • Mens et mensa: Thinking of Food in Medieval Cultures (1000-1600 CE). A Critical Cluster. Ed. Montserrat Piera. E-humanista 25 (2013): 1-155.
  • “Performing Knighthood: The Hero Tirant lo Blanc in Drag” Men and Masculinities 15:4 (2012): 346-366.
  • “La verbalització del discurs femení.” In Dones i literatura entre l’Edat mitjana i el Renaixement, Universitat de Valencia-Fundación Alfonso el Magnánimo, 2012. 407-433
  • “La Crónica Incompleta de Juan de Flores y la novela sentimental: encuentros y desencuentros” Actas Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid, 2011. 1489-1500.
  • “Minerva y la reformulación de la masculinidad en Cristalián de España de Beatriz Bernal” Revista Tirant 13 (2010): 73-88.
    Selected Proceedings of the 13th Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society, Philadelphia, May 2010. Guest Editor: Montserrat Piera. Catalan Review 24:2 (2010).
  • “Gendering Action in Iberian Chivalresque Romance” (co-authored with Jodi Shearn) Medieval Feminist Forum 45. 1 (2010): 85-109.