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Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi

Veronica Menaldi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of SpanishVeronica Menaldi

Office: Howry 210
Phone: (662) 915-1458

Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures/Cultures & Medieval Studies Minor, University of Minnesota (2018)
M.A. in Hispanic Literatures/Cultures, University of Minnesota (2014)
B.A. in Honors Romance Languages/Literatures (Spanish/French) & LSA Music Minor, University of Michigan (2012)

Teaching and Research Interests:
Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literature, Cultural Contact in Medieval Iberia, Literary Theory and Cultural Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Occult Studies

Courses Taught:
Span 321: Spanish Culture
Span 577: Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature

Recent Publications:


Menaldi, Veronica. “Magical Morsels: Food in Morisco Aljamiado Incantations,”Forging Communities: Food and Representation in Medieval and Early Modern Southwestern Europe. Edited by Monserrat Pierra, Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press. Food and Foodways. 2018. 69-81.

Menaldi, Veronica. “Miracles and Magic: Necromantic Practices Found in Cantiga 125,” Magic and Magicians in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Time. The Occult in Premodern Sciences, Medicine, Literature, Religion, and Astrology. Edited by Albrecht Classen, vol. 20. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture. 2017. 421-435. 

Menaldi, Veronica. “One Grimoire, Many Cultures: A Study of Language Use and Cross-Cultural Contact in a 16th Century Aljamiado Manuscript,” Mélanges Abdejelil Temini: En homage à l’oeuvre réalisée en moriscologie. Edited by Luce López Baralt and Ridha Mami, vol. 64. Tunis: Centre d’Etudes et de Traduction Morisques, 2017. 351-384.

Menaldi, Veronica. Review of Forbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America by Karoline Cook. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 28.4 (2017): 527-529.


Out of Love: Magic and Control of (an)Other in Premodern Iberia (2018)

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