Anne M. Pasero
Dr. Anne M. PaseroMarquette University

Lalumiere Hall, 474

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7063
Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Spanish

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Inspired by my love for languages and literature, and after having studied mostly Spanish, but also French, Italian, Portuguese and Arabic, I taught both high school and college Spanish on the West Coast before being attracted to Marquette in 1981 by its promising language department and its flourishing Madrid program. Since then, I have had the opportunity to teach almost every level of Spanish language and literature at Marquette, the privilege of interacting with and benefiting from several generations of MU students, and also the opportunity to live in Madrid and direct our program there on several occasions.

In addition to many articles on Hispanic women's poetry and theater, Professor Pasero published her book-length translation of the Spanish poet Clara Janés' La voz de Ofelia (Ophelia's Voice) in 2011 and is currently preparing a translation of another of the poet's major works, Guardar la casa y cerrar la boca (To Keep the House and Shut One's Mouth), due out later this summer (2021). 

Professor Pasero was also recently named the inaugural Association for Marquette University Women Distinguished Professor, effective August 23, 2021. 

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Literature
  • Spanish Masterpieces
  • Golden Age Literature
  • Women's Studies
  • Spanish language, all levels

Research Interests

While at Marquette, I also have had the time and opportunity to pursue my research interests, in both contemporary Spanish women’s poetry and Spanish Renaissance literature.


  • Contemporary Spanish literature and Culture
  • Golden Age literature and Culture
  • Contemporary Spanish Women's Poetry
  • Hispanic Poetry Translation


My publications include a book of translation of well-known Spanish poet Clara Janés and multiple articles on Spanish women’s poetry and Renaissance drama and poetry. In 2011 I published a lengthy introduction to the work of Janés accompanied by a translation of an autobiographical poetic prose work of hers, "La voz de Ofelia" (OPHELIA'S VOICE).

In 2015 I co-edited (with John Pustejovsky) and published: "And Have You Changed Your Life?" The Challenge of Listening to the Spiritual in Contemporary Poetry, Marquette University Press, 2015.



Honors and Awards

2021 inaugural Association for Marquette University Women Distinguished Professor

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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Lalumiere Hall, 474
1310 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7063

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