Patricia W. Manning
Associate Professor; Associate Chair
2634 Wescoe Hall
Phone: (785) 864-0282
Early modern Spain, religious culture, book and visual culture, teaching the seventeenth-century at a variety of language levels.
Patricia W. Manning received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. She has a wide range of research interests in early modern literature, including sixteenth- and seventeenth-century poetry and prose, emblems, the Inquisition, and the Society of Jesus.
She has published on the Quijote in Hispania and JAISA, on Spanish dream culture in Mediterranean Studies, on the Jesuits in Explorations in Renaissance Culture (EIRC) and eHumanista, the illustration tradition of “El coloquio de los perros” in Cervantes, and a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching Lazarillo de Tormes in the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching volume on Teaching Lazarillo de Tormes and the Picaresque. She has an article forthcoming in the Bulletin of Spanish Studies that analyzes Baltasar Gracián’s request to depart from the Society of Jesus in the context of Jesuit leave-taking procedures. Her book, Voicing Dissent in Seventeenth-Century Spain: Inquisition, Social Criticism and Theology in the Case of El Criticón, was published by Brill in 2009.
Her current research includes several clusters of articles: on rewritings of early modern literature in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries, on early modern Spanish printers and illustrations in seventeenth-century picaresque imprints. She is working on two book projects, Reading Printed Manuscripts: Literacy, Class, and Representations of Manuscript Culture in Seventeenth-Century Imprints and Bad (and Good) Boys of the Society of Jesus: The Jesuits and Their Texts.
Last updated on November 16, 2011.