Elizabeth Pettinaroli

Director of Latin American Studies, Associate Professor - Spanish
(901) 843-3828

Prof. Pettinaroli studies the literatures of the Early Modern Hispanic world in a comparative context, focusing on the elaboration of notions of space and place, and literary history. Her work interrogates placemaking as the literary forum to debate competing visions of globality. Pettinaroli′s scholarship has been supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education Program for Cultural Cooperation, the University of Virginia′s School of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Fellows, and Rhodes College.

Selected Publications

Books and book-length publications

Troubled Waters: Rivers in Latin American Imagination. Co- editor with Ana María Mutis. Hispanic Issues Online. 12. U. of Minnesota P, 2013.

Placemaking in an Emerging Global World: Early Modern Hispanic Literature and Empire. Book manuscript, in preparation. My book is a study of the origins of globalism from contested geographies (Granada, Spain; Mexico City; the Philippines) in the early modern Hispanic world.  

Articles and Chapters

“Cosmografía, Etnografía, y la Imaginación Literaria en el Nuevo Reino de Granada.” In: Historia de la Literatura Colombiana. Ed. Raymond Williams. EAFIT. 2016.

“Cosmography, Ethnography, and the Literary Imagination of the New Kingdom of Granada.” In: History of Colombian Literature. Ed. Raymond Williams. Cambridge UP. 2016.

“Watershed of Sorrows: The Epic of Impossibility and New Theorizations of Tropicalia in El epítome de las conquistas del Nuevo Reino de Granada.” In: Troubled Waters: Rivers in Latin American Imagination. Eds. Elizabeth Pettinaroli and Ana María Mutis. Hispanic Issues Online. 12. U. of Minnesota P, 2013. 19-37.

“The Critical Metageographies of the Indies in Andrés Gonzáles de Barcia’s Introducción al Ensayo Cronológico para la historia general de la Florida.” Dieciocho: Hispanic Enlightenment. 36.1 (Fall 2013) pp. 1-25.

“Reason and Cognition in the Auto de los Reyes Magos and Alfonsi’s Dialogue Against the Jews.”Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies. 4.2 (September 2012) pp. 185-197.

“Emplacing the Orient in Mexico: Topographic Mythologies in  Eugenio Salazar y Alarcón’s ‘Descripción de la Laguna.’” Colonial Latin American Review. 19.3 (December 2010) pp. 373-391.

“The Arauco and Troy in the Alpujarras: Global Visions and Local Destinies in Guerras Civiles de Granada”.  Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. Forthcoming. 

Co-authored

“Visions of Nature: Colombian Literature and the Environment from the Colonial Period to the Nineteenth Century." In: History of Colombian Literature. Ed. Raymond Williams. Cambridge UP.2016.

“Visiones de la Naturaleza: La Literatura Colombiana y el Medio Ambiente desde el Período Colonial  al siglo XIX." In: Historia de la Literatura Colombiana. Ed. Raymond Williams. EAFIT. 2016.

Troubled Waters: Rivers in Latin American Imagination. “Introduction”. In: Troubled Waters: Rivers in Latin American Imagination. Eds. Elizabeth Pettinaroli and Ana María Mutis. Hispanic Issues Online. 12. U. of Minnesota P, 2013. 1-18.

Reviews

Periplo hasta las regiones ubicadas al sur del equinoccio. Alejandro Geraldini. Ed. Carmen González Vázquez and Jesús Paniagua Pérez. Renaissance Quarterly. 63.4 (Winter 2010) pp. 1300-1301.

“Mio Cid Studies: ′Some Problems of Diplomatic′ Fifty Years On.”  Ed. by Alan Deyermond, David G. Pattison, & Eric Southworth.  Papers of the Medieval Hispanic Research Seminar, 42. 2002. La corónica. 32.2 (2004) pp. 242-243.

Education

Ph.D., M.A. University of Virginia
B.A. cum laude, Franklin & Marshall College