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Jesus-David Jerez-Gomez

Jesus-David Jerez-Gomez



World Languages and Literatures
Office Phone(909) 537-5851
Office LocationUH-201.45


Jesús David Jerez-Gómez is Professor of Spanish and Humanities at California State University, San Bernardino. He specializes in  the social contexts, public transmission and performance of canonical Early Modern literature and poetry, in which he has published various articles. His research interests include the literature and culture of Spanish Early Modern minority groups such as the Sephardic and Morisco communities, and women of Early Modern Spain. Some of his works explores the Italian and Sicilian puppetry tradition (l’opera dei pupi siciliani) in connection with an episode of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, and the performance of Carolingian ballads in Spain and the Mediterranean. He has worked on Cervantes’ post-traumatic war experience and the satirical parody of the empire in  “Naumaquia mediterránea y parodia en el Viaje del Parnaso.” More recently he has studied poetry and propaganda related to the Spanish Armada for the chapter titled “Elizabeth I and Spanish Poetic Satyr” published in The Image of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Spain; and the warrior maiden motif in the Mediterranean tradition for a chapter titled “Seducción guerrera en el Quijote: la tradición mediterránea de la mujer disfrazada” in Sexo y género en Cervantes/Sex and Gender in Cervantes, a volume in honor of Adrienne L. Martín. Currently he is working in teaching pedagogies for Cervantes' Don Quixote and the digital Humanities.  He is part of the CSUSB Mediterranean Studies Academy, an interdisciplinary project sponsored by the colleges of Business and Public Administration, and Arts and Letters, developing new avenues of research and curriculum in the Humanities and Mediterranean Studies, covering languages, literatures, business and trade, and multi-cultural folkloric traditions. Check the website here: