Associate Professor of Early Modern Spanish Literature, Co-convener of the “Race and the Early Modern World” Research Seminar (Center for Cultural Analysis of New Brunswick, and Review Editor of the Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America


Professor Ana Laguna has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Purdue 2002). Her research on the culture of sixteenth-and seventeenth-century Spain explores the relationship among literature, politics, and the visual arts, focusing on how literature reflects prominent artistic and socio-political anxieties.

Her work has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Ministry of Culture of Spain and United States Universities, the Shakespeare Folger Institute, and the Rutgers Research Council. In 2008, she was the recipient of Rutgers’ Chancellor Award for Distinguished Teaching.

She is the creator and Director of the MAT (Masters of Teaching Spanish) Program (2012-17) and of the Spanish for the Medical Professions Track, recipient of the 2018 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award.



  • Cervantes and the Pictorial Imagination. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2009.
  • Good bye, Eros:  Recasting Forms and  Norms of Love in the Age of Cervantes. Co-edited with John Beusterien. Toronto University Press, forthcoming in 2019. 


Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters  

  • “Turtle or Hare?:  Sancho’s Oracular Government and Cervantes’s Fables of Power.” Special Issue. Romance Notes, 2021.
  • “Shipwrecked Na(rra)tion in Cervantes.” Hispanic Review 87.2 (2019): 183-207.
  • Eroticism in Unexpected Places: Equine Love in Don Quixote.” Sex and Gender in Cervantes/ Sexo y género en Cervantes. Ensayos en honor de Adrienne Laskier Martin. Ed. Esther Fernández Rodríguez and Mercedes Alcalá Galán. Kassel: Reichenberger, 2019. 113-32.
  • “The Un-Romantic Approach to Don Quixote.” Good bye, Eros:  Recasting Forms and  Norms of Love in the Age of Cervantes. Toronto University Press, forthcoming in 2019. 
  • “Egocentricity Versus Persuasion: Eros, Logos and Pathos in Cervantes’s Marcela and Grisóstomo Episode.” Co-authored with Joan Cammarata. Toronto University Press, forthcoming in 2019. 
  • “From Truth to Treason:  Clodio, and Persiles’s Other (Hi)Story.”  Ehumanista. Special Issue on Persiles (2016): 317-35.
  • Life is a Dream and the Fractures of Reason.” MLN 129.2 (2014): 238-254.
  • “On Quixote, Francoist Mythologies, and Generation Q.” Anuario de estudios cervantinos. Vigo: Academia del Hispanismo, 2014. 309-22.
  • “Antonio Pérez and the Art of Influence.” Signs of Power in Habsburg Spain and the New World. Ed. Jason McCloskey and Ignacio López.  Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press 2013. 133-52.
  • “The Unlikely Friendship of Cervantes and David Smith” exhib. cat. New York: Craig F. Starr Gallery, 2010.
  • “Cervantes en Hollywood. El curioso impertinente en Kissing a Fool (1998)”.  Don Quijote, cosmopolita: Nuevos estudios sobre la recepción internacional de la novela cervantina Colección Humanidades. Toledo: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, 2009. 369-82.
  • Entre el museo y el teatro:  oportunidades didácticas de la entrada real de Ana de Austria en Madrid” (Between the Museum and the Theater:  Didactic Opportunities at Queen Ana’s Entry in Madrid). Bulletin de Comediantes. 61.2 (2009): 51-69.
  • “Through the Bonfires of Petrarchism: Flemish Aesthetics in Cervantes’s El coloquio de los perros.”  Hispanic Review 75. 1 (2007): 23-45.
  • “An Exemplar Case of Jealousy. Cervantes’s Jealous Old Man from Extremadura: Fall and Rise of Virtue as an Operative Principle.”  Hispanófila 143 (2005): 1-19.
  • “Ekphrasis in the Prologue to Don Quijote I:  Urganda ‘the Unknowable’ and the Mirrors of Fiction.”  Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes. Ed. Frederick de Armas. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2005. 135-57.
  • “Carmen Martín Gaite.  Ecos postmodernos.” Romance Languages Annual 9 (1997): 505-07.



  • Christina H. Lee. The Anxiety of Sameness in Early Modern Spain. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2016. (REVIEW) Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 38.2 (2018): 205-209.

  • Ignacio López Alemany. Ilusión áulica e imaginación caballeresca en El cortesano de Luis Milán. Chapell Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. (REVIEW)
  •  Alonso Jerónimo de Salas Barbadillo. Don Diego de noche. Ed. Enrique García Santo-Tomás. Review. Cincinnati Romance Review. 38 (Fall 2014): 291-293.
  • “Fuchs, Barbara, Larissa Brewer-García, and Aaron J. Ilika, “The Abecencerraje” and “Ozmín and Daraja” Two Sixteenth-Century Novellas from Spain. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Review. Renaissance Quarterly 68.3 (2015): 1116-17.
  • De Armas, Frederick, Ovid in the Age of Cervantes. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2010.  Review. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos  46.3 (2012): 571-574.
  • Dopico Black, Georgina y Francisco Layna Ranz, USA Cervantes. 39 Cervantistas en Estados Unidos. Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2009. Review. 2012.