Katie Oswald

Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.Ed., University of Notre Dame

M.Ed., University of Notre Dame

Research and Teaching Interests

Medieval Spanish epic, women in medieval literature, composition, intermediate language and culture


Professor Oswald specializes in medieval Spanish literature, with an emphasis on the formation and diffusion of the Spanish epic. Before coming to Notre Dame, she taught language and culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Holy Cross College. At Notre Dame, she teaches courses ranging from intermediate language to topics in medieval literature; she is also a regularly contributing faculty member to the Moreau College Initiative, a program through Holy Cross College that allows qualified inmates at the Westville Correctional Facility the opportunity to pursue a degree in the liberal arts.

Representative Publications

  • “From Convenient Ally to Right-Hand Man: Christian-Muslim Alliances in the Legend of Bernardo del Carpio.” La corónica 46.1 (2017): 121-47.
  • “Representations of Alfonso II and Alfonso III in the Legend of Bernardo del Carpio.” Lemir 19 (2015): 103-116.
  • “Vestiges of Cantares and Estorias in the Alfonsine Retelling of Bernardo del Carpio.” eHumanista 22 (2012): 454-67.

Email: kperry4@nd.edu
Phone: (574)-631-0429
Office: 360 Decio
Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:00-10:00pm (appointment only via Zoom); Thursdays 9:30-11:00am (walk-in)

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