Paul E. Larson

Paul E. Larson
Professor of Spanish
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Research/Teaching Interests

  • Medieval Spanish literature and language

  • Spanish grammar and composition

  • Literary history

  • Second language acquisition


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1993

M.A., Middlebury College, 1984

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, 1981

Courses Taught at Baylor

  • Elementary Spanish I & II (SPA 1301 & 1302)

  • Intermediate Spanish (SPA 2310)

  • Exploring the Spanish-Speaking World (SPA 2320)

  • Conversation and Composition (SPA 3302)

  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature (SPA 3305)

  • Survey of Spanish Literature through the Seventeenth Century (SPA 3350)

  • Advanced Grammar/Composition/Conversation (SPA 4330)

  • Medieval Spanish Literature (SPA 5310)

  • History of the Language (SPA 5351)

Selected Publications


Co-authored with Frieda Blackwell. Guía básica de la crítica literaria y el trabajo de investigación.  (Boston, MA: Thomson Heinle, 2006; 2nd edition, updated and expanded, Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2021).


  • Fuente Ovejuna: History, Historiography, and Literary History.” Bulletin of the Comediantes 53.2 (2001): 267–290.

  • “The River as a Liminal Space in Berceo's 'The Fornicating Sexton'.” Cauce: Revista Internacional de Filología, Comunicación, y sus Didácticas 32-33 (2009-2010): 57-67.

  • “The Eighteenth-Century Origins of Spanish Literary History in Velásquez’s Orígenes de la poesía castellana and Dieze’s Geschichte der spanischen Dichtkunst.” Dieciocho: Hispanic Enlightenment 20.2 (1997): 183–191.

Book Chapter

  • “The Problem with Example XXXV from Don Juan Manuel’s El Conde Lucanor.” In Revisiting Convivencia in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia. Ed. Connie L. Scarborough (Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2014): 283–295.

Full Resume

Curriculum Vitae