Professor Merrim has research interests in colonial Latin American historiography, the Baroque, early modern women's writing, and contemporary North and South American literatures.
Professor Merrim came to Brown University in 1981; she has held a tenured position at Princeton University. At Brown, she teaches a variety of courses in early modern and twentieth-century literature. Her areas of specialization include: 16th-century New World historiography; the Baroque; 17th-century women's writing in Spanish, English, and French; contemporary North and South American literatures. Her most recent book, THE SPECTACULAR CITY, MEXICO, AND COLONIAL HISPANIC LITERARY CULTURE received the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize from the Modern Language Association for an outstanding wok in Hispanic Studies. Previous books include EARLY MODERN WOMEN'S WRITING AND SOR JUANA INES DE LA CRUZ.
STEPHANIE MERRIM, B.A. (Princeton University), Ph.D. (Yale University)
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