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Ana Grinberg

Ana Grinberg



Ana Grinberg

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8006 Haley Center

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Monday, Wednesday 1-3 pm


PhD, University of California, San Diego

MA, San Diego State University

About Me

Ana Grinberg is a lecturer in the Department of English at Auburn University. She received her PhD from University of California, San Diego and her MA in women’s studies from San Diego State University. Grinberg specializes in medieval and early modern depictions of contact and cultural exchange between Islam and Western Christendom in epics and chivalric romances, with secondary specializations on monstrosity and medieval women’s writing.

Besides being a Faculty Fellow at the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, she is the vice-president of Société Rencesvals, American Canadian Branch, a member of the executive committee of MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application), and a council member of the Southeastern Medieval Association.

Research Interests

medieval literature, early world literature


Chapters in edited collections

  • "Teaching Youth Epic Narratives in an Active Learning World Literature Course," Teaching World Epics, ed. Jo Ann Cavallo. Options for Teaching series (New York: Modern Language Association, 2023), 305-313.
  • "A Portrait of an Enemy as a Young Man? Intimate Contacts of Charlemagne in Spain." The Legend of Charlemagne: Envisioning Empire in the Middle Ages, ed. Jace Stuckey. Explorations in Medieval Culture series (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2021), 139-164.
  • "Religious Identity, Loyalty, and Treason in the Cycle du Roi." Treason: Medieval and Early Modern Treachery, Betrayal and Shame, ed. Larissa Tracy. Explorations in Medieval Culture series (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2019), 223-249.


  • “Aigues-Mortes and Holy War in Historia del emperador Carlo Magno.” Medieval Perspectives 33 (2018): 49-58.
  • “Robes, Turbans, and Beards: ‘Ethnic Passing’ in Decameron X.9.” Medieval Clothing and Textiles 13 (2017): 67-81.
  • “Concerning the ‘Probable Mystery’ of Nicolás de Piemonte: Francisco Márquez Villanueva’s Relecciones de literatura medieval.” eHumanista/Conversos 2 (2014): 133-141.
  • “The Lady, the Giant, and the Land: The Monstrous in Fierabras.” eHumanista 18 (2011): 186-192.