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Bowdoin College
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early modern Spain, gender, cultural history of early modern Spanish women history of medicine and science, theater (comedia) history
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About Me

Margaret’s teaching and research spans the literature and culture of early modern Spain and colonial Latin America, as well as feminist, gender and sexuality studies. She is the author of Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence and Punishment in Early Modern Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2014). Her primary interests include early modern women’s literary and cultural history, comedia history and performance, and practices of early modern health and healing.

Recent Publications

Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014 (Hardback)

“‘Create an Unexpected Context’”: A Conversation about Adaptation and Performance with Playwright Dave Dalton” Comedia Performance15.1 (2018): 86-92.

“‘A Game and a Sense of Strategy’: Playwright Callie Kimball on Sofonisba Anguissola” Comedia Performance14.1 (2017): 178-188.

“Teaching Don Quixote in the Digital Age: Page and Screen, Visual and Tactile” (with co-author Crystal Hall) Hispania99.4 (2016): 600-14.

“‘Skills proper to their Sex’: Cecilia Morillas and a New Domestic Education in Early Modern Spain”Gender & History27.2 (2015): 292-305.

“A Starlet Deformed: Seeing Women in Manuel Puig’s The Buenos Aires AffairChasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana44.1 (2015): 19-28.

“Portrait of an Actress in Eighteenth Century Peru” Dieciocho: Hispanic Enlightenment 38.1 (2015): 71-82.

“Women’s Exemplary Violence in Luis Vélez de Guevara’s La Serrana de la VeraBulletin of the Comediantes 66.1 (2014): 159-175.

“Chronicling Women’s Containment inBartolomé Arzáns de Orsúa y Vela’s History of Potosí” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture39 (2010): 279-296.

“Inquisition and Epistolary Negotiation: Examining the Correspondence of Teresa de la Valle y la Cerda.” Letras Femeninas, Mujeres alborotadas: Early Modern and Colonial Women’s Cultural Production: A Festschrift for Electa Arenal 35.1 (2009): 293-309.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Spain, Mexico, Peru
Expertise by Geography
Latin America, Spain
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century
Expertise by Topic
Disability, Gender, Medicine, Sexuality, Women