Maryrica Ortiz Lottman

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Associate Professor of Spanish
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Maryrica Ortiz Lottman is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Her research examines 17th-century comedias as they were originally performed and as they are staged today, especially in relation to gardens and landscapes. Her publications include extended interviews with some of the top theater directors in the UK, including Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her articles and book chapters have appeared in Cervantes, Romance Quarterly, Comedia Performance, The Bulletin of the Comediantes, etc., and in volumes published by Harvard University Press, the MLA, and other academic houses.


Ph.D., Princeton University, 2002

M.F.A., The Pennsylvania State University, Department of English, 1995

M.A., Hollins University, Department of English, 1986

A.B., Bowdoin College, Department of English, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude


Associate Professor of Spanish, UNC Charlotte

Affiliate Professor of Latin American Studies, UNC Charlotte

Affiliate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, UNC Charlotte

Resident Director, UNC Charlotte Education Abroad, Kingston University (London) 2009-2010

Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Library and Gardens, Harvard University, Washington DC 2005-2006

Assistant Professor of Spanish, UNC Charlotte

Specific Research Interests

Early Modern Hispanic Literature and Culture

Theater and Performance Studies

Gardens and Landscapes


Gender and Women’s Studies

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