Graduate Instructor, University Writing Program
Deborah Forteza is a Ph.D. in Literature student at the University of Notre Dame. She is originally from Uruguay, but grew up in Argentina, and she came to the USA for college and graduate school. Her first language is Spanish, but she learned English as a child.
Deborah has an M.Div. as well as an M.A. in English. Her research interests center on the rise of the novel, intertextuality, and transnational connections in literature—especially Spanish-English. She is particularly fascinated by the influence of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote on Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews and how the character of Don Quixote—allegedly Catholic, Early Modern, and Spanish—comes to be transformed into Parson Adams—a Protestant, eighteenth-century, British character. She is also interested in Arabic connections in the works of Cervantes.
Deborah enjoys teaching students how to think critically, especially with respect to literature and mass media. Deborah also likes languages. As part of her M.Div. she studied Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, and currently concentrates on learning Modern Standard Arabic.
300 O'Shaughnessy Hall (Office Hours)
205 Coleman-Morsse (Mailbox)