Faith S. Harden

Associate Professor

Faith S. Harden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and affiliated faculty in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the Program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory at the University of Arizona. Her research and teaching center on the literary, cultural, and intellectual history of early modern transatlantic Spain, particularly the picaresque novel, autobiographical fiction and life writing, and the work of women playwrights and poets. She has recently published her first book, Arms and Letters: Military Life Writing in Early Modern Spain. The book explores gendered representations of honor, violence, and literary self-fashioning in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century soldiers' memoirs. She is currently at work on two projects: a translation of the picaresque novel Estebanillo González and a monograph on the literary and cultural significance of animal imagery in peninsular and colonial Spanish texts.