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.
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