Spanish

Michael Gordon, Ph.D.

Michael Gordon

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Office: Leutze Hall 127A
Tel: (910) 962-7392
Fax: (910) 962-7712
E-mail:gordonm@uncw.edu

B.A., Duke University
M.A., Middlebury College
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
, Madison


Michael Gordon received his B.A. in Spanish and History from Duke University, his M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College, and most recently, his Ph.D. in Spanish in May of 2014 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His dissertation focused on Jews in Spanish Golden Age captivity literature, and his research interests include Miguel de Cervantes, religions of the Mediterranean, and the rise of the Spanish Empire. Michael has studied abroad and lived in Spain, Italy, and Central America, and he looks forward to promoting similar experiences for UNCW's students. Michael is moving to Wilmington with his wife Giulia, who teaches Italian in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, and their daughter Rachele.

Recent Publications

“Minorías prósperas en la economía corsaria literaria: Brahín en Los cautivos de Argel y David en Guzmán el Bravo.Siglo de Oro: Las Actas del X Congreso AISO. Venice, Italy: Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, Forthcoming.

“¿Una economía de la religión o una religión de la economía?: Las estrategias de negocios de los mercaderes judíos de Cervantes y Shakespeare.” Comentarios a Cervantes: Actas selectas del VIII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Cervantistas.  Asturias, Spain: Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson (2014): 906-911.

“Cervantes, Cyprus, and the Sublime Porte: Literary Representations of the Eastern Mediterranean and  the  Jew  Solomon  Ashkenazi.”  eHumanista/Cervantes 2 (“Cervantes y el Mediterráneo” / “Cervantes and the Mediterranean”) (2013): 205–226.

“Presencia, papel, propósito:  los personajes judíos de Cervantes en el Persiles.”  Iberoamérica  Global  4.1 (2011): 68–75.