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Susan Byrne, Ph.D.

Office: FDH, 435
Phone: (702) 895-3464 / 895-3431
Email: susan.byrne@unlv.edu
Web Page: https://suebyrne.com/









Susan Byrne is Professor of Hispanic Studies and Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to joining UNLV in 2016, she held appointments at Yale University (2008-2016), the State University of New York at Oneonta (2006-2008), and Fordham University (2004-2006). Byrne is the author of three books: Ficino in Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2015), Law and History in Cervantes' Don Quixote (University of Toronto Press, 2012), and El Corpus Hermeticum y tres poetas españoles (Juan de la Cuesta, 2007), as well as a number of articles in refereed journals, invited volumes, and conference proceedings. Her research interests include the history of ideas as expressed in, and altered by, creative letters; Italo-Hispanic exchanges in the Early Modern period; law and literature; philosophy in, and of, literature. She has taught courses on Italo-Hispanic Neoplatonism, the Picaresque Novel, Don Quijote, Cervantes' Novelas ejemplares, the Comedia, the Romancero, early modern Spanish poetry, the development of the novel as a genre in early modern Spain, general survey courses in Spanish and Spanish American literature, and all levels of Spanish language, grammar, composition, and culture.

Byrne maintains a very active profile in national and international associations. She is the Renaissance Society of America's Discipline Representative for Hispanic Literature (2015-2017), a Vocal on the Junta Directiva of the Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro (2014-2017), a Member of the Executive Council of the Cervantes Society of America (2014-2016), and a Vocal on the Junta Directiva of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanists (2016-2019). Byrne received her B.A. from Hunter College in 1996. Her M.Phil. (2001) and Ph.D. (2004) were awarded by the Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.