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Alessia Dalsant,
Lecturer and Coordinator
Division of Global Studies
Maxcy Hall

    Professor Dalsant has taught a variety of language courses in New York and at Yale University. She is interested in second language acquisition and in developing courses that cater to students’ specific needs, such as medical, legal, and forensic Spanish.

    Her research in Spanish literature encompasses the medieval period and the Siglo de Oro with a particular focus on cross-cultural and cross-lingual interactions among the three Abrahamic Religions.  She is further interested in the continuity of medieval topics in contemporary literature, notably in Latin America


    All levels of Spanish Language Coursework

    Second Language Acquisition

    Medieval Iberian Literature and Literature of al-Andalus

    Jewish, Christian, Muslim Relations in the Middle Ages

    Representation of Women in Medieval and Early Modern European Literature Representation of the Middle Ages in Contemporary Literature



    PhD, Yale University, New Haven, 2012, Medieval Spanish Literature

    MA, MPhil, Yale University, New Haven, 2009, Spanish Literature

    MA, Hunter College, New York, 2005, Spanish Literature

    BA, Hunter College, New York, 2003, Spanish

    Talks and Conferences

    “Los siete pecados capitales en La Charca de Manuel Zeno Gandía” New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS), 2012 Annual Meeting: Yale University, New Haven, CT, November 3rd, 2012.

    “Framing women: representations of women in the Spanish framed tale tradition

    64th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 14-16 2011.


    “Lo abyecto vs. lo sagrado: los siete pecados capitales y la naturaleza en La Charca de Manuel Zeno Gandía” Revista Iberoamericana (submitted)