Adrienne Martín

adrienne martin

Position Title
Professor Emerita of Spanish

220 Mrak Hall, 602 Sproul Hall


  • Ph.D., Harvard University


  • Golden Age literature (all genres)
  • Cervantes
  • Women Writers
  • Sexuality and Erotic Literature
  • Theatre and Performance


  • Golden Age Lyric Poetry
  • Prose and Theater
  • Cervantes
  • Women in Golden Age Literature
  • Theatre and Performance


Professor Martín is currently writing a book on animals in Golden Age literature and art.  She has published numerous articles in Spain, Latin America and the United States on a variety of topics and genres in Golden Age literature, including Cervantes, Góngora, humor, sexuality, eroticism and women's lyric.

Professor Martín is the author of:

  • Cervantes and the Burlesque Sonnet (U. California Press, 1991)
  • An Erotic Philology of Golden Age Spain (Vanderbilt U. Press, 2008)
  • Editor of a special issue of Calíope: Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry 12.2 (2006) on Golden Age erotic poetry
  • Co-editor of: Spain's Multicultural Legacies: Studies in Honor of Samuel G. Armistead (Juan de la Cuesta, 2008)
  • La poesía erótica de Fray Melchor de la Serna (2003)
  • Venus venerada: tradiciones eróticas de la literatura española (Universidad Complutense, 2006)
  • Venus venerada II: literatura erótica y modernidad en España (Universidad Complutense, 2007)
  • Lope de Vega, El perro de hortelano (Lingua Text, 2011)