Spanish and Portuguese

Rowan (Rebeca) Orellana Capriles (Bolivia-Chile) obtained their degree of Licenciada in Literature from Universidad Finis Terrae in Santiago, Chile. They completed their MA in Medieval Iberian Literature at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Colorado, Boulder. They are currently working on their dissertation on the Iberian Sentimental Fiction (15th-16th centuries). 

Research interests:

Gender and Queer Theory
Trans Studies
Theories of Person/Subject-hood
Art History
Material Culture


-July 2019 Society for the Medieval Mediterranean 6th Biennial Conference In Memory of Simon Barton “Movement and Mobility in the Medieval Mediterranean (6th – 15th Centuries)” Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC) Barcelona, 8th – 11th July 2019. Panel 29: Iberian Connectivity: Travels, Expulsions, and Cultural Production in the Mediterranean: “A Case of Mobility: The Incessant Travels of Dom Pedro de Portugal.”

-April 26th, 2019 17th Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society: “Catalan Studies:

The Aesthetics and Politics of Conflict”- April 25th – 27th. University of Chicago. Medieval Catalan Literature: Identity, Classicism, and Sentimentalism Panel: “Dom Pedro de Portugal: A Case of Pan-Iberian Identity”.

-March 2018 Spanish and Portuguese -Annual Graduate Student Conference: “Gender and Genre: Diversity in Latin American and Iberian Languages and Cultures at University of Colorado at Boulder”. GENRE Panel: “El mundo al revés: Triunfo de amor, la tradición alegórica y ansiedades masculinas”.

-May 2016: 51st International Medieval Congress on Medieval Studies at West Virginia University,  Kalamazoo: “Depictions of Courtly Celebrations in the Spanish Sentimental Romance: Codification of Identities and Society”. Celebrations at Court in Medieval Iberia. Sponsor: Ibero-Medieval Association of North America (IMANA)