Folke Gernert


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Folke Gernert (Bergisch Gladbach 1969) is Professor of Romance Philology at the University of Trier in Germany. After completing her degree and doctorate in Romance and German Philology at the University of Cologne, she habilitated at the University of Kiel with a study on Parodia y Contrafacta de liturgia y Biblia en la literatura románica medieval y renacentista. Historia, teoría y textos (San Millán de la Cogolla, CiLengua 2009), which won the La Corónica International Book Award 2011. Her main lines of research are medieval and Renaissance Romanesque poetry, Spanish-Italian and Spanish-French relations, chivalric literature, golden age theatre, literature-and-science-studies and textual philology. Her publications include the critical edition of La Lozana Andaluza, together with Jacques Joset (Madrid, RAE, 2013) and the monographs Lecturas del cuerpo. Fisiognomía y literatura en la España áurea (Salamanca, Ediciones de la Universidad de Salamanca, 2018), Fictionalizing heterodoxy – Various uses of knowledge in the Spanish world from the Archpriest of Hita to Mateo Alemán (Berlin, De Gruyter, 2019) and Divination on stage. Prophetic body signs in early modern theatre in Spain and Europe (Berlin, De Gruyter, 2021). She is currently co-editor of the Romanistisches Jahrbuch and directs the research project Spain in Trier. The works of Spanish authors of the 16th century in the municipal library of Trier (funded by the Forschungsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz).


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