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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr Louise Haywood

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Reader in Medieval Iberian Literary and Cultural Studies
Spanish & Portuguese
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
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(+44) (0)1223 32522

Trinity Hall
Trinity Lane
United Kingdom


Louise Haywood's research interests lie in medieval Iberian literature and culture.

Monographs include The Lyrics of the 'Historia troyana polimétrica'(London, 1996) and Sex, Scandal, and Sermon in Fourteenth-Century Spain: Juan Ruiz's 'Libro de Buen Amor' (New York, 2008). She has edited a collection of essays on the female voice in Medieval Iberian literature (Culture Contexts/Female Voices, 2000), and co-edited A Companion to the 'Libro de Buen Amor' (2004, with Louise O. Vasvári), and Juan Ruiz: Arcipreste de Hita y el 'Libro de Buen Amor': II Congreso Internacional; Homenaje a Alan Deyermond (with Francisco Toro Ceballo, Geraldine Coates and Francisco Bautista, 2008). A revised second edition of a co-written course-book (Thinking Translation: A course in Translation Method; Spanish to English) appeared in 2009.

Her main interests include authority, truancy and humour in fourteenth-century Iberian culture, the manuscript community in the Cancionero de Palacio and its poetics of vision (a monograph project is in hand), and the representation (modern and medieval) of the three faiths of medieval Iberia. She is involved in collaborative projects on the ideology of cancionero poetry and Jews, Christians and Muslims in medieval Iberia.

Dr Haywood welcomes inquiries from potential MPhil and PhD students with research interests relevant to her interests.