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Madeline Sutherland-Meier

Associate ProfessorPh.D.-Spanish Literature, University of California, San Diego

Madeline Sutherland-Meier


  • Phone: 512-232-4513
  • Office: BEN 4.134
  • Office Hours: Spring 2015: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:15-1:45 and by appointment
  • Campus Mail Code: B3700


The Romancero, Medieval, Golden Age and eighteenth-century literature, the Spanish periodical press, disability studies


Madeline Sutherland-Meier specializes in Spanish literature particularly the Spanish Ballad or Romancero and Spanish periodicals. She is the author of Mass Culture in the Age of Enlightenment: The Blindman’s Ballads of Eighteenth-Century Spain and co-editor of Leo Spitzer: Representative Essays. Her current research focuses on the Semanario Erudito, a late eighteenth-century periodical, and on disability in Spain.  She has collected ballads in the pueblos of Spain and has published on the modern oral tradition, including the Judeo-Spanish tradition.  She is also interested in the relationship between high culture and mass culture in early modern Spain. Her teaching includes general courses on Spanish literature and culture, as well as more specialized graduate courses on medieval and Golden Age literature, the Romancero, the three cultures of Spain, Spain’s early women writers, and eighteenth-century Spanish literature. She chaired the Department of Spanish and Portuguese from 1993 to 2001, and from 2008 to 2009.

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