Clara Pascual-Argente

Clara Pascual-Argente

Associate Professor - Spanish

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.



Alain Chartier. Cuadrílogo invectivo: Traducción castellana del siglo XV. Estudio y edición crítica de Clara Pascual-Argente. San Millán de la Cogolla: Cilengua, 2016.


“The Survival of Medieval Antiquity: Fifteenth-Century Transformations of the Roman Antique Tradition in Castile and Beyond.” Early Modern Constructions of Europe. Eds. Florian Kläger and Gerd Bayer. New York: Routledge, 2016. 71-89.

“La huella de las Sumas de historia troyana en la Confessio Amantis castellana.” Revista de Filología Española 95.1 (2015): 97-122. http://revistadefilologiaespañ

“‘Nueva Maestría:’ Recontextualizing Castilian Clerical Poetry Within and Beyond the Mester.” Romance Quarterly 62.3 (2015): 182-192.

“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.


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