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Sarah Beckjord
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

romance language and literatures

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., M. Phil, M.A., Columbia University; B.A., Harvard University

Research Areas

Latin American Literature and Culture, with an emphasis on the colonial period and 19th century; Historiography; Narrative theory

Books

Recent Articles and Book Chapters

“Espectáculos de la imaginación: La interpretación histórica en los Comentarios reales.” 400 años de los Comentarios reales. Ed. Song No and Elena Romiti. Montevideo: Universidad de la República (Uruguay), Purdue University, and Aitana Editores, 2010, pp. 15-33.

“Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y la incipiente conciencia criolla en la historiografía de Indias.” Poéticas de lo criollo: Inestabilidad semántica y heterogeneidad identitaria. La transformación del concepto ‘criollo’ en las letras hispaonamericanas (siglos XVI-XIX), ed. David Solodkow and Juan Vitulli. Buenos Aires: Editorial Corregidor, 2009, pp. 62-79.

Recent Papers and Presentations

“Shipwreck and Spectacle in the Comentarios reales.” Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association. Brown University, Providence, RI. April 1, 2012.

“Anecdotes of Love in the Comentarios Reales.” Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America, Montreal. March 23, 2012.

“Theaters of the Imagination in Inca Garcilaso de la Vega’s Comentarios Reales.” Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America, Montreal. March 25, 2011.

“Performances of the Imagination in the Comentarios Reales by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.” MLA Annual Conference, Los Angeles. January 8, 2011.

“Memory and the Imagination in the Comentarios reales.” From Iberian Kingdoms to New World Empires: Spain, Portugal, and the New World, 1250-1700. A Conference at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Notre Dame University, South Bend. September 17-18, 2010.

“Literacy and the Imagination in Inca Garcilaso de la Vega’s Comentarios Reales.” Atlantic World Literacies Conference. University of North Carolina, Greensboro, October 7-9, 2010.

“Don Quixote and the Discourses of History.” NEMLA conference, Boston, February 28, 2009.

Sarah Beckjord

Contact Information

Boston College
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Lyons Hall 311D
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3804

Phone: 617-552-6339
FAX: 617-552-2064
Email: sarah.beckjord@bc.edu

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