Kathryn M. Mayers

Dr. Kathryn M. Mayers, Associate Professor of Spanish, has taught at Wake Forest University in the Department of Romance Languages since 2004. Dr. Mayers received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Hispanic Literature. Her research interests include Renaissance and Baroque poetry and literary historiography with a particular focus on visual culture and the intersections of verbal and visual representation. Her publications include articles on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Hernando Domínguez Camargo, and Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. Dr. Mayers is currently beginning a new book project entitled Rhetorics of Vision around the Early Modern Atlantic that studies changes in visual culture in Europe and the Americas that occurred as a consequence of European-African-American contact over the period of 1430-1670.

Contact Information

E-mail: mayerskm@wfu.edu
Phone: (336) 758-4739
Office: Greene Hall, 523

“Modelos de mirar y epistemología colonial en las ékfrasis icónicas del Poema heroico de Hernando Domínguez Camargo.” Cuadernos de Literatura del Departamento de Literatura de la Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá (forthcoming 2011).

“Counter-Reformation Visuality and the Animated Icons of Domínguez Camargo’s Poema heroico.” Calíope, Journal of the Society for Renaissance & Baroque Hispanic Poetry. Vol. 16, No. 1 (2010): 119-140.

“American Artifice: Ideology and Ekphrasis in the Poema heroico a San Ignacio de Loyola.” Hispanófila. Vol. 155, No. 1 (2009): 1-19.

“Of Third Spaces and (Re)localization: Critique and Counterknowledge in Nicolás Echeverría´s Cabeza de Vaca.” Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura. Vol. 24, No. 1 (2008): 2-16.

Visions of Empire in Colonial Spanish American Ekphrastic Writing (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2011).

“El retrato verbal como mecanismo de autoconstrucción: Sor Juana y la subjetividad multiposicional.” In Poéticas de lo criollo. La transformación del concepto ‘criollo’ en las letras hispanoamericanas (siglos XVI al XIX). Eds. Juan Vitulli, David Solodkow. Argentina: Editorial Corregidor, 2009. 147-165.