haessler
PhD/GPTI
Spanish and Portuguese

McKenna 18

Current Semester Office Hours

Curriculum Vitae

Research Areas: 

Medieval and Early Modern literatures of the Mediterranean region, Queenship, Kingship, Piety, Sainthood, court culture, cantigas, Portuguese literature

 

Teaching Philosophy:

Taiko Haessler finds the classroom to be an inspiring laboratory of new ideas, with students and their growth as critical thinkers at the center of her teaching model. Haessler has taught all levels of language classes and a variety of literature courses for the department. She is the GTP's Lead Teacher in the Spanish and Portuguese Department for AY 2018-2019.

 

Dissertation Title (defense forthcoming: August 2019)

“The Saint and Her Sinner: Identity Negotiations in Isabel of Aragon and Denis I of Portugal”    

 

Publications:

“Saint of the Silver Screen: Queen Isabel of Aragon’s Legacy in the Twentieth Century.” Miríada Hispánica 2016                                                   

Costa Rican faeries: Hair Woven with Duendes.” Endicott Studio Journal of Mythic Arts, 2006.

 

Grants and Awards:

Provost Fellowship for the University Libraries. (Boulder). 2019

 

Spanish and Portuguese Department Research Grant. (Boulder). 2017

                                                           

Hipanex: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura, y Deporte (Madrid). 2015

                                                           

Center for Western Civilizations Summer Language Study Grant (Boulder). 2015

                                                           

Schwalbe Travel Grant (Boulder). 2014

 

Selected recent conference presentations: 

“Vataça in the Court of Dom Dinis: The “Other Woman” in the Court of Medieval Iberia” presented 7th Annual Graduate Student Conference. University of Colorado, Boulder, 2017

                                                           

“Fantasy Kings and Favorite Sons: Arthurian Influence in the Writing of Count Pedro de Barceló” presented Kalamazoo Conference of Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University, 2017

                                                           

“Crowned on Earth and in Heaven: The reign of the Saint-Queen, Isabel of Aragon” presented: 6th Annual Graduate Student Conference. University of Colorado, Boulder, 2016

                                                           

“Vengeance without Reproach: Isabel of Aragon’s Unlikely Power in 14th Century Portugal” presented Kalamazoo Conference of Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University, 2016

                                                           

“The Saint Queen’s Gift: The Arrival of the Franciscan Orders in Portugal” presented American Association of Italian Studies Conference, 2015

                                                           

“The Vibrant Life of a Tomb: The Material Self-Fashioning of Isabel of Aragon” presented 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference. University of Colorado, Boulder, 2015

                                                           

“A flatulência de Dona Felicidade: a função do grotesco no humor de O primo Basílio” presented 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference. University of Colorado, Boulder, 2013

                                                           

“Stories Off the String: Contemporary Iterations of Brazilian Cordel Literature” presented: 2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference. University of Colorado, Boulder, 2012

                                                           

“Performing the ‘Mala Muger’ in Alfonso Martínez de Toledo’s Arcipreste de Talavera o Corbacho” presented: 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium: University of Iowa, 2012

                                                           

Literatura de Cordel in the Age of YouTube” presented: 18th Annual Colloquium on Luso-Hispanic Literatures: University of Texas, Austin, 2010