Brenda Cappuccio


Office: 333 Diffenbaugh

Phone: 850-644-3827

Fax: 850-644-0524


Professor Cappuccio is Assistant Professor of Spanish, specializing in Hispanic poetry and contemporary Hispanic narrative. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Elementary and Secondary Education from Indiana-Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Kentucky.

Research interests:

  • Contemporary Spanish women writers
  • Contemporary Uruguayan writers
  • The postwar Spanish novel
  • Feminist criticism

Selected Publications:

  • "Fictional Afterlife: Narrative Ending in Selected Contemporary Spanish Writers" to be published in in The Journal of the Humanities; chapter "Gloria et al." (40-51) in In Her Words: Critical Studies on Gloria Fuertes, Margaret H. Persin, ed. (Bucknell UP: Lewisburg, 2011)
  • Translations of poems in the Apalachee Review 48 (Spring 2000) and the Mississippi Review 28:3 (2000); "Black Birds at the Windows," translation of Margarita Merino's poem "Pájaros negros junto a los ventanales." ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 10:3 (Summer 1997), 6-11
  • "The Concept of Time in Victoria Urbano's Los nueve círculos" in an homenaje to Urbano edited by Adelaida Martínez, summer 1992
  • "Hambre y poesía: una breve biografía de Gloria Fuertes." Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea 18:2 (1993), 323-44 "Twisted Systems and Sisters: A Structuralist Analysis of La casa de Bernarda Alba." Hispanic Journal XIII:2 (1991-92, 37-46
  • "Baroja's Andrés Hurtado and the Search for Self." Crítica Hispánica 14:1-2 (1992), 59-68

Courses most often taught at FSU:

  • Approximations to Hispanic Literature
  • Contemporary Spanish Women Writers
  • Readings in Modern Spanish Literature
  • The Spanish Detective Novel
  • Spanish for Business