Liberal Arts 216
Matthew V. Desing is tenured associate professor of medieval and early modern Spanish literature at the University of Texas at El Paso. He attained his Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Dr. Desing’s research focuses on travel, gender, and authority in early Spanish texts, and most specifically those from thirteenth-century Castile. He co-organized the first international meeting of scholars of mester de clerecía, a conference entitled “The Cleric’s Craft: Crossroads of Medieval Spanish Literature and Modern Critique” in 2015. His book entitled Mester de Romería: Travel in the Medieval Spanish Imaginary is forthcoming. Dr. Desing teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in both medieval and early modern Spanish literature and is increasingly interested in issues of borders, both physical and conceptual, in early Spanish texts.