Jane Albrecht

Jane Albrecht

Ph.D. , Indiana University
Professor of Spanish

Office: Greene Hall 520
Phone: (336) 758-5468
Email: albrecht@wfu.edu

 

Jane Albrecht, Professor, teaches Spanish language and literature and conducts research on sixteenth and seventeenth-century Spain.  She has lead the WFU semester-in-Salamanca program five times. Her three books, Irony and Theatricality in Tirso de Molina (Ottawa: Dovehouse, 1994), The Playgoing Public of Madrid in the Time of Tirso de Molina (New Orleans: UP of the South, 2001) and Stoicism, Seneca and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Tragedy (Potomac, MD: Scripta humanistica, 2012) are on the seventeenth-century theater.  In addition, she has published three articles on the picaresque novel: “Linguistic Style and Point of View in Lazarillo de Tormes” (Neophilologus, 1993) and “Is There Another Pattern of Origin for the Word ‘Pícaro’?” (Romance Notes, 2001) and “Family Economics/ Family Dynamics: Mother and Son in the Lazarillo de Tormes (1554),” (Hispanic Journal, 2012). She is currently working on an authorship study of the original Don Juan play.  Her Ph.D. is from Indiana University, where she also received a National Defense Fellowship to learn Catalan.