Marin Brownlee received her B.A. in Hispanic Studies from Smith College and her Ph.D. from Princeton in Romance Languages. Before joining the Princeton faculty in 2002 she taught and chaired both at Dartmouth College and at the University of Pennsylvania. The Medieval and Early Modern periods are her primary focus, and within them her interests include cultural and linguistic translation, curiosity and the encyclopedia, and representations of the senses.
Brownlee's books are entitled: The Cultural Labyrinth of María de Zayas, The Severed Word: Ovid¹s ‘Heroides’ and the ‘Novela Sentimental’, The Status of the Reading Subject in the ‘Libro de Buen Amor’, and The Poetics of Literary Theory in Lope and Cervantes. Currently She is writing a book on curiosity and modernity in Early Modern Spain.
She has edited the volume Cervantes’ ‘Persiles’ and the Travails of Romance with the University of Toronto Press, and a special issue of Duke University’s Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies entitled Intricate Alliances: Early Modern Spain and England. My editorial activity also includes the pleasure of co-editing five additional volumes with colleagues on a variety of Medieval and Early Modern topics. She co-edited with Dimitri Gondicas Renaissance Encounters. Greek East and Latin West, which is a study of key interactions between Byzantium and the Western Middle Ages.Most recently, she has co-edited Revealing New Perspectives. Studies in Honor of Stephen G. Nichols.
- Ph.D. from Princeton in Romance Languages
- B.A. in Hispanic Studies from Smith College