Marina S. Brownlee

Robert Schirmer Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature; Chair, Committee for Renaissance Studies


(609) 258–7798


342 East Pyne Building


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 ZayasThe 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.

Professor Brownlee is an executive committee member for the Program in Medieval Studies. Read her full bio on the Department of Spanish and Portuguese website.

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