Department of Language and Cultures
Esthewebr

Office:   Atrium 249
Phone:   (973) 720-3034
Email:martineze@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   Tues & Thurs: 4:50 to 5:50 Wed. 3:20 to 3:40; and by appointment

Department: Languages and Cultures
Position: Associate Professor of Spanish
Area Specialization: Medieval Spanish Literature

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.  Romance Languages and Literatures: Spanish.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1989.
  • M.A., Spanish Literature, University of Michigan, August 1978.
  • B.A., Spanish Literature, New York University, June 1964.

Courses Taught

  • Spanish Capstone for Seniors
  • Seminar in Spanish Literature – Medieval Spanish Narrative
  • The History and Literature of Medieval Spain
  • The Literature of Spain Until the Renaissance
  • The Theater of the Golden Age
  • Survey of Spanish Literature
  • Literary Analysis and Research Methods
  • Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
  • Intermediate Spanish I
  • Intermediate Spanish II
  • Basic Spanish I
  • Basic Spanish II
  • Intensive Basic Spanish
  • Independent Study-Medieval literature
  • Independent Study-Golden Age Literature
  • Guest Lectures for Honors Program on La vida es sueño, el Cantar de Mío Cid, and the Libro de buen amor.
  • Freshman Seminar

Publications

  • “El empleo de recursos retóricos en el Libro de Alexandre en los niveles episódicos y textual.  El caso del discurso motivacional.”   In  La dimensión retórica del texto literario.  Elena Beristáin y Gerardo Ramírez Vidal, compiladores.  México, D.F.:  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2003:  pp. 163-180. 
  •  “Holymorphism in the Lyric Poetry of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.”  Letras Femeninas, XXIII.1-2:  183-200.
  • “Textual Coherence of the Aljamiado Hadith de Yuçuf.” In International Medieval Research, I:  Across the Mediterranean Frontiers:  Trade, Politics and Religion, 650-1450.  Ed. by Dionisius A. Agius and Ian Richard Netton.  Turnhout:  Brepols, 1977: 365-385.
  •  “La coherencia textual del Libro de Alexandre” in the Actas del III Congreso de la Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval (Salamanca. 3 al 6 de octubre de 1989).  2 Tomos.  Ed. al cuidado de María Isabel Toro Pascua.  Biblioteca Española del Siglo XV.  Salamanca:  Departamento de Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana, 1994, T. I, 557-562.
  •  “La estructura circular del Libro de buen amor” in the Actas of the XI Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, August 24-29, 1992,  5 vols.  Published by the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas and printed by The Regents of the University of California, 1994:  Vol. V: 25-32.
  •  A review of Hacia una poética del relato didáctico:  ocho estudios sobre “El conde Lucanor,” by Aníbal A. Biglieri.  Journal of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies/ A review of Classical Rhetoric and Medieval Historiograpy,  Edited by Ernst Breisach.  Synopsis I (1988): 41-50.
  •  A translation of “The Semiotics of Discourse and the Plastic Text: On the Textual Schema and Imaginary Construction” by Antonio García Berrio and María Teresa Hernández.  Dispositio 10 (1985): 127-160

Conference Presentations

  • “The Jews of the Libro de Alexandre”, The Fourteenth International medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 8-12, 2007.
  •  “Nature in the Libro de Alexandre”.  The Twenty-second  Medieval Forum, Plymouth State College, April 2001.
  •  “Rhetorical Usage in the Two Versions of Rinconete y Cortadillo  and El zeloso extremeño.”  Eighth Biennial Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.  Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, October 1998.
  •  “The Small and the Large of It:  Rhetorical Approaches of the Libro de Alexandre on the Episodic and Textual Levels.  A Case in Point:  The Motivational Speech.”  At “El horizonte, interdisciplinario de la retórica,” Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas,  Proyecto Bitácor, 20-24 de abril de 1998.
  •  “Quranic and Legendary Material in the Hadith de Yuçuf.”  III  International Medieval Congress.  University of Leeds, July 8-11, 1996. 
  • “Cuerpo y alma en la poesía de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.” Círculo de Cultura Conference, William Paterson College, November 10-12, 1995. 
  • “Textual Coherence of the Aljamiado Hadith de Yuçuf.”  II International Medieval Congress.  University of Leeds, July 9-12, 1995.
  •  “Pérez de Guzmán’s Translation of Seneca’s Epistulae Morales:  The Translator as Editor and Commentator.”  Fifteenth Century Studies Conference, Kaprun, Austria, July 3-8, 1995.
  •  “The Effects of Glosses On a Translated Text:  The Case of Pérez de Guzmán’s Translation of Seneca’s Letters to Lucilius.  16th Medieval Forum, Plymouth State College, USNH, April 21-22, 1995.
  •  “The Use of ‘Evidentia’ in the Early and Later Versions of Two of Cervantes’s Novelas ejemplares.”  Conference of the Speech Communication Association; in a session sponsored by the American Society for the History of Rhetoric.  November 19, 1993, Miami, Florida.
  •  “Holymorphism in the Lyric Poetry of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.”  Conference on “Woman, Image & Text,” Binghamton University, April 14-16, 1994.
  •  “La estructura circular del Libro de buen amor.”  XI Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, August 25, 1992, University of California, Irvine.
  •  “’Maestre Aristótil’:  The role of the Tutor in the Libro de Alexandre.”  Modern Language Association Convention, Session 683:  “Thirteenth-Century ‘Mester de Clerecía’:  Configuration of a Genre,” December 30, 1991. 
  • “The Trojan War Digression:  Its Sources, Structure and Role Within the Libro de Alexandre.”  25th International Congress of Medieval Studies, May 13, 1990, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 
  • “La coherencia textual del Libro de Alexandre.”  III Congreso de la Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval, October 3, 1989, Salamanca, Spain. 
  • “The Representation and Portraiture of Women in the Libro de Alexandre.” 23rd International Congress of Medieval Studies, May 1988, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Fellowship, Honors, Rewards

NEH Summer Institute NEH Summer Institute:  “Representations of the ‘Other’:  Jews in Medieval Christendom”, Oxford Univ., Summer 2006