Department of English

Ana Grinberg

Ana Grinberg Lecturer
8006 Haley Center

Office Hours

  • Wednesday 9:00-12:00 pm & by appointment


Ana Grinberg is a lecturer in the Department of English at Auburn University. She received her Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego and her MA in Women’s Studies from San Diego State University. Dr. 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.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application) and the Secretary-Bibliographer of Société Rencesvals, American Canadian Branch.

Representative Publications


  • “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.

Chapters in edited collections

  • “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), 223-249.
  • “A Portrait of an Enemy as a Young Man? Intimate Contacts of Charlemagne in Spain.” Cross Cultural Charlemagne in the Middle Ages, ed. Jace Stuckey. (BRILL – Explorations in Medieval Culture series), (forthcoming).

Last Updated: January 22, 2020