Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Research Expertise and Interest

early modern Spain, colonial Spanish America, Spanish literature, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, visual studies, gender and sexuality studies


Professor Bergmann’s current research projects include gender and sexuality in early modern Spain and colonial Spanish America, and optics in Hispanic baroque poetry. Recent articles on: madness and poetry in Cervantes; the visual and the aural in the poetry of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz; representations of the nurturing body in early modern Spain; and cross-dressing, gender transgression and violence in early modern Spanish theater.

She is co-editor of: Approaches to Teaching Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (MLA, 2007) Mirrors and Echoes: Women's Writing in Twentieth-Century Spain (UCPress/IAS, 2007) Entiendes: Queer Readings, Hispanic Writings (Duke, 1995).

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