Gregory S. Hutcheson is associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and director of graduate study for both the Spanish MA program and the graduate certificate in Translation and Interpreting. He has published widely on gender, sexuality and queer desire in the Spanish Middle Ages and contributed to edited volumes such as Same-Sex Desire Between Women in the Middle Ages (Palgrave, 2001), Queering the Middle Ages (Minnesota, 2001), and Under the Influence: Questioning the Comparative in Medieval Iberia (Brill, 2005). With Josiah Blackmore he coedited Queer Iberia: Sexualities, Cultures, and Crossings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (Duke UP, 1999). He has in his more recent research turned to the sites of cultural and confessional negotiation in the medieval Mediterranean, with a specific focus on literary and legal texts. Forthcoming are studies on transconfessionalism in the Libro de buen amor and sodomy as legal category in the medieval Mediterranean world.
He is affiliated faculty in both the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program and the Middle East and Islamic Studies program at the University of Louisville. He also serves on the executive committee of the Modern Language Association’s Forum on Mediterranean Studies.
Courses regularly taught:
SPAN 401: Foundations of Spanish Civilization
SPAN 490: Spanish Capstone Seminar
SPAN 544: Advanced Grammar and Stylistics
SPAN 611: Introduction to Methods and Research in Hispanic Studies
Recent graduate seminar topics include Islam in Hispanic Studies, Goytisolo (Reading Against the Canon), Hispanic Sexualities, and the Socially-Aware Cervantes/el Cervantes comprometido.