Deborah Forteza



Ph.D. in Literature

Research Interests

Originally from Uruguay, but having grown up in Argentina, I came to the USA for college and graduate school. My research interests center on the novel, intertextuality, and transnational connections in literature—especially Spanish-English. I am particularly fascinated by the representations of Queen Elizabeth I and English Catholics in Spanish Golden Age literature. I am also interested in Arabic connections in the works of Cervantes. I enjoy mentoring and teaching students how to think critically, especially with respect to culture, literature, and mass media.

Contact Information

323 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Mailing Address:
University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556