Deborah R. Forteza

Assistant Professor of Spanish
All FacultyModern Languages

Contact Information
Phone: 724-458-2019
Email: FortezaDR@gcc.edu

Deborah R. Forteza

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., University of St. Thomas
  • M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis
  • M.A., Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis
  • B.A., Northland International University

Affiliations

  • Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC)
  • Renaissance Society of America (RSA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Cervantes Society of America (CSA)
  • Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas (GEMELA)

Areas of Expertise

  • Early Modern Spanish Literature
  • Cervantes
  • The Novel
  • Religion & Literature

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Topics in Contemporary Culture
  • Hispanics in the U.S.
  • Beginning Spanish
  • Don Quixote & Quixotic Films & Texts
  • Multimedia Writing & Rhetoric

Selected Research

  • Early Modern Anglo-Spanish Literature
  • English Catholics & the English Reformation
  • Representation of Tudors & Stuarts in Spain

Selected Publications

  • Beasts, Harpies, & Medeas: Tudor Representations in Lope & Calderón, en Anuario Calderoniano, 2018, forthcoming.
  • Una reina de novela: Isabel de Inglaterra y la ejemplaridad en Cervantes, Ribadeneyra y Yepes, en Hipogrifo. Revista de literatura y cultura del Siglo de Oro, 2018, forthcoming.
  • Representaciones del cisma de Inglaterra en el Siglo de Oro: Ribadeneira y Cervantes, Spiritus vivificat. Actas del V Congreso Internacional Jóvenes Investigadores Siglo de Oro (JISO 2015), Pamplona, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra, 2016.

Professional Experience
Previously taught at the University of Notre Dame as instructor of record from 2012 to 2016.

Hobbies & Interests

  • Food
  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Water sports

You might be surprised to know
I studied Arabic and lived in Jordan for a summer.

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