Clara Pascual-Argente | Assistant Professor
Office: 113 Palmer Hall | | Email:


Professor Pascual-Argente specializes in medieval Spanish literature and culture, with an emphasis on its relationship to other European literatures. Her current research focuses on the textual and visual treatment of classical narratives in medieval Castile as it relates to the construction of a European cultural memory of Antiquity for the lay elites; she is also interested in medieval translation, cinematic adaptations and transpositions of medieval and early modern literary works, and the interplay of gender and genre in medieval literature. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Prof. Pascual-Argente was the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute.



Ph.D., Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies, Georgetown University

M.A., Romance Philology, Universidad de Salamanca

B.A., Hispanic Philology, Universidad de Salamanca

B.A., Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, Universidad de Valladolid                                                  

Selected Publications

“La huella de las Sumas de historia troyana en la Confessio Amantis castellana.” Revista de Filología Española, forthcoming.

“Remembering Antiquity in the Castilian Confessio Amantis.” John Gower in Late Medieval Iberia: Manuscripts, Influences, Reception. Eds. Ana Sáez Hidalgo and R.F. Yeager. Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer, 2014. 153-164.

“‘A guisa de varón:’ Masculinity and Genre in the Poema de mio Cid.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 90.5 (2013): 539-556.

"‘El cabdal sepulcro:’ Word and Image in the Libro de Alexandre.”  La corónica 38.2 (Spring 2010): 69-98.


 “From Invectivo to Inventivo: Reading Chartier’s Quadrilogue invectif in Fifteenth-Century Castile.” Chartier in Europe. Eds. Emma Cayley and Ashby Kinch. Woodbridge, England: D.S. Brewer, 2008. 119-133.