Skip to main content

Dr. Grant Gearhart

Associate Professor of Spanish

Gamble Hall 205

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Hispanic Literature: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Spanish, Sewanee: The University of the South
B.A., Economics, Sewanee: The University of the South

Teaching Interests
Spanish for the Professions
Medieval and Early Modern Spanish literature and culture
History and Culture of Spain
History of the Spanish Language
Online and blended language education

About Dr. Gearhart

Grant Gearhart is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus in Savannah. While at the Armstrong Campus, Gearhart has directed the Language Resource Center, co-organized the Gracia Roldán Spanish Film Club Festival, and been active in undergraduate research collaborations and initiatives. He teaches different courses related to Peninsular literature and culture, as well Spanish for business and courses about the Spanish language. His research focuses on medieval and early modern chivalric culture and masculinity, particularly the intersection of heroic descriptions with the introduction of firearms; occasionally he dabbles in the connections between chivalry and superheroes. His work has appeared in journals such as Romance Notes, Letras Hispanas, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Language Educator, and Hispanic Journal.

Select Publications

Edited Volume

“¡Mirad cuán bueno y cuán delicioso es habitar los hermanos juntos en armonía!”: Essays in Honor of Professor Eric W. Naylor. Co-edited with Joseph Snow. Newark: Juan de la Cuesta, 2019.

Refereed Articles & Book Chapters

“Wrestling in Alfonso Martinez de Toledo’s Arçipreste de Talavera and Pietro Monte’s Libro del ejercicio de las armas.” La corónica, vol. 49, no. 1, 2020.

“Minds, Bodies and Identities.” In A Cultural History of Sport in the Medieval Age (600-1450). Ed. Noel Fallows. New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 190-211.

“The (D)evolution of Chivalry across European Cultures: A Collaboration Between Spanish and English Medievalists.” Co-written with Dr. Carol Jamison. ADE Bulletin vol. 156/ADFL Bulletin, vol 45, no.1: Globalization and Literary Studies, 2019, pp. 161-170.

“Supplanting the Sword: the Crossbow’s Role in Constructing Masculinity in Díaz de Games El Victorial. Romance Notes, vol. 58, no. 3, 2018, pp. 381-390.

“Chivalric Chronicles, Battles, and Alternative Heroic Models in Bernal Díaz del Castillo’s Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España.” Letras Hispanas, vol. 14, 2018, pp. 56-70.

“Suiting Up the Hero: Legacies of Medieval and Renaissance Armor and Identity in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.” The Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 50, no. 4, 2017, pp. 665-684.

“Blogging to Build Digital Literacy and Community Awareness.” The Language Educator, 2016, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 36-39.

“Idealizing Wounds: Reality and Fiction in the Depiction of Injuries in El Victorial.” Hispanic Journal, vol. 35, no. 2, 2014, pp. 13-24.

Please click here for the entire CV.

Last updated: 3/30/2022