Dr Karen Daly
BA (University of Virginia), Masters, PhD (Indiana University)
Telephone: +61 2 4221 5699
Karen is a Lecturer in Spanish and the Convenor of the Spanish Studies Program. She has an B.A. in Spanish and French from the University of Virginia and a M.A. and PhD in Spanish Literature from Indiana University. Karen teaches a range of subjects in Spanish and also subjects on the Hispanic world and Renaissance literature and culture. Karen has received two OCTAL teaching awards at UOW, and has received national recognition for teaching excellence. Prior to her arrival at the University of Wollongong in 2003, she taught at Indiana University and Utah State University.
2010 National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from the Australian Learning & Teaching Council (jointly with Lidia Bilbatua)
2009 OCTAL Award - Vice-Chancellor Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (jointly with Lidia Bilbatua)
2007 OCTAL Award - Vice-Chancellor Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning
Karen’s research interests are primarily in Medieval Spanish literature, and more generally travel narratives. Her PhD explores travel discourse prior to Columbus in the 15th-century Spanish libros de viajes.
Searchable RIS Publications from 2000 to date >>
“Here there be no dragons: Maravilla in two fifteenth-century Spanish libros de viajes.” Notandum, 15.29 (2012): 25-34.
“Mapping Space and Time in the Embajada a Tamorlán,” Medieval Perspectives 23.1 (2008 ): 17-30.
“Hombres virtuosos y mujeres escandalosas en las Andanças de Pero Tafur.” Maravillas, peregrinaciones y utopias: Literatura de viajes en el mundo románico. Ed. Rafael Beltrán. Valencia: Universitat de València, 2002.
“Teaching the Kharja in Context: A Proposal.” Medieval Perspectives 15:2 (94-108): 2000..
October 2007. “On One’s Best Behavior: Medieval Castilian Travellers as Exemplary Models,” Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Texas Medieval Association, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA.
October 2007. “Mapping Space and Time in the Embajada a Tamorlán,” The Thirty-third Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA.
May 2004. “Mapping Christianity in the East in the Embajada a Tamorlán,” Thirty-ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
May 2002. “Maravilla in Fifteenth-Century Spanish libros de viajes.” Thirty-seventh International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
March 2002. “Textually Mapping Tamerlane’s Empire in the Embajada a Tamorlán.” Carolina Conference Romance Literatures, University of North Carolina, USA.
May 2000. “Scandalous Women: Gender Through the Eyes of a Fifteenth-Century Spanish Traveler.” Thirty-fifth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
November 1999. “Hombres virtuosos y mujeres escandalosas en las Andanças de Pero Tafur.” Jornadas sobre Literatura de Viajes en el Mundo Románico, Departament Filologia Espanyola, Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain.
October 1999. “Teaching the Kharjas in the Context of the Muwashshah: A Proposal.” The Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
May 1999. “Lessons of Love: Didactic Courtesy Literature as a Source for the God of Love’s Commandments to the Lover in the Roman de la Rose.” The Nineteenth Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
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