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.
Ph.D., M.A. University of Virginia
B.A. cum laude, Franklin & Marshall College
Spanish 486-Senior Seminar, Focus on Critical Theory
Spanish 365-Counter-discourses in Early Modern Hispanic Literature
Spanish 365-Theory and Latin American Literature
Spanish 365-Imperial Discourses and Visions in the Hispanic World
Spanish 340-Colonial Spanish American Literature
Spanish 306-Survey of Latin American Literature
Spanish 301-Culture and Conversation
Spanish 302-Advanced Composition and Civilization
Spanish 202-Advanced Intermediate Spanish
Spanish 201- Intermediate Spanish
Book Length Publications and Articles
"Emplacing the Orient in Mexico: Topographic Mythologies in Eugenio Salazar y Alarcón′s ′Descripción de la Laguna.′" Colonial Latin American Review. December 2010.
"Watershed of Sorrows: The Epic of Impossibility and New Theorizations of Tropicalia in El epítome de las conquistas del Nuevo Reino de Granada." Troubled Waters: Rivers in Latin American Imagination. Forthcoming.
"Introduction." Troubled Waters: Rivers in Latin American Imagination. Eds. Elizabeth Pettinaroli and Ana María Mutis. Forthcoming.
"Reason and Cognition in the Auto de los Reyes Magos and Alfonsi′s Dialogue Against the Jews." Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies. September 2012.
"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. Forthcoming.
Periplo hasta las regiones ubicadas al sur del equinoccio. Alejandro Geraldini. Ed. Carmen González Vázquez and Jesús Paniagua Pérez. October 2010. Renaissance Quarterly.
"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.
Literary Emplacements: Placemaking in the Early Modern Hispanic World. Book manuscript, in preparation. This monograph explores the literary articulation of place in the aftermath of conquest. My project argues that the ostensibly discrete purviews of literature and geography are in fact mutually constitutive categories shaping the literary elaboration of empire.