Noelia Sol Cirnigliaro

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Spanish

I regularly teach courses on early modern Spanish literature, theater and culture, with an emphasis on all things Baroque. I became interested in this historical period for what it tells us about the past as well as our own present. As for the past, I am interested in early modern Spanish texts, performances and images of the 16th and 17th centuries and how they represented urban identities, domestic practices and everyday life objects.  My most recent projects are on issues of domesticity, material culture, cityscapes, consumerism, fashion and early modern women’s daily life. Currently I am researching a very important quotidian aspect of early modern women: the relationship between leisure and dance. I always find connections between my reseach about past cultures and debates in today’s linguistic politics, media and the arts. My courses on the history and politics of language or Hispanophilia/Hispanophobia  reflect those connection, and so does my course on Argentine Tango this summer.

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2016-2017: Office Hours by appt.

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603 646 3380
340 Dartmouth Hall
HB 6072
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Spanish and Portuguese
B.A. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
M.A. University of Michigan
Ph.D. University of Michigan

Selected Publications

Domus. Ficción y mundo doméstico en el Barroco español. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK; Rochester, NY: Tamesis Books, 2015.

“Vistas comunocéntricas: teatro breve y chorographia madrileña en el siglo de oro español.” Baroque Projections. Images and Texts in Dialogue with the Early Modern Hispanic World. Eds. Michael Horswell and Frédéric Conrod. Newark, Juan de la Cuesta Editores, 2016. 57-80 .

"Micrographia del chapín: la virilla de plata del Siglo de Oro." Bulletin of the Comediantes 66.1 (2014): 19-39

“’Dulce es refugio’: El peregrino de Góngora se detiene.” Spanish Golden Age Poetry in Motion. The Dynamics of Creation and Conversation, eds Jean Andrews and Isabel Torres. Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2014. 117-130.  

Touching the Ground: Female Footwear in the Early Modern Hispanic World. Special Issue of Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 14.2 (June 2013). Co-edited by Noelia Cirnigliaro and John Beusterien.

"Touching the Ground: Female Footwear in the Early Modern Hispanic World. An Introduction." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 14.2 (June 2013): 107-119.

Prologue "Ocho (como los de Cervantes) entre-meses, a la manera de prólogo" to the play by Frédéric Conrod. El hijo de Hernández. Madrid: Ediciones Antígona, 2012. 9-13.

"Megalografía y Rhopografía: Lecciones de cultura visual en María de Zayas y Mariana de Carvajal." Letras Femeninas 38.2 (2012): 45-68.

"'Sin que en todos ellos viese luz': Zayas en penumbra," eHumanista, Journal of Iberian Studies 22 (Fall 2012) 237-251 [Special issue entitled "Nocturnalia: poéticas de la noche en España (siglos XV-XVIII)." Eds. Antonio Cortijo Ocaña and Enrique García Santo-Tomás.]

"'Inhospitable desert': Inhabiting the Inn in Early Modern Spanish Theater." Mediaevalia 32 (2012): 197-220.

"Los postreros duelos de Calderón: El diálogo de las artes en la escena cortesana." Ed. Melchora Romanos and Florencia Calvo. El Gran Teatro de la Historia. Calderón y el Drama Barroco. Buenos Aires: E.U.D.E.B.A., 2002. 41-60.

"Versiones de la historia, versiones de la leyenda: Sobre la comedia hagiográfica de Lope de Vega," Filología 33.1-2 (2000): 187-206


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Works in progress


Time Matters: Women, Temporality and Material Culture in Early Modern Spanish Literature (In progress)