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Maureen Ihrie

Associate Professor of Spanish
Carlton Building 312
2125 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
mihrie@elon.edu (336) 278-5241

Brief Biography

Born in Seattle, I have lived for extended periods in Schenectady, NY, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, and Topeka, KS, before coming to North Carolina.  I have also studied and/or taught in Spain (Madrid, Seville) and Mexico (Xalapa, Cuernavaca, Zacatecas).  


Time Period: Peninsular Spanish Literature 1500-1700;

Genres:  Prose, Theater

Also interested in feminist approaches to literature, testimonial literature, rhetoric.




Books and reference works:

            World Literature in Spanish:  An Encyclopedia.  Ed. Maureen Ihrie and Salvador Oropesa.  3 vols.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.

            In addition to being lead editor of this reference work, also authored numerous entries.                                       

Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature.  Ed. Janet Pérez and Maureen Ihrie.  2 vols.  Westport, Ct: Greenwood P,  2002. Also authored many individual entries.

Dictionary of Literature of the Iberian Peninsula.  Ed. G. Bleiberg, M. Ihrie and J. Pérez.  2 vols.  Westport, Ct:  Greenwood Press, 1993. Also composed many signed and unsigned entries.

Skepticism in Cervantes.  London:  Tamesis, l982.

Service Activities


Academic Council (Fall 2011 - Spring 2014)

Chair, Department of Foreign Languages (Fall 2012 - ) 

Honors Advisory Committee (Fall 2003-Spring 2010)

                        Thesis Subcommittee (Fall 2003-Spring 2004)

            Honors Fellowship Advisory Committee (Fall 2005-)   

            Isabella Cannon Centre Advisory Committee (Fall 2003- Fall 2004)

            Library Committee (Fall 2002-Spring 2004)

                        Secretary (Fall 2003-Spring 2004)

            Search Committee for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (Fall2009-Spring 2010)

            Study Abroad Committee (Fall 2006-09, Chair 2008-09)


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