Peter J. Mahoney

Biography

Peter Mahoney is an Assistant Professor of Spanish whose research focuses on literature of the Iberian Middle Ages.  In particular, his interests include the medieval Spanish epic tradition and its relationship with historiography, King Alfonso X’s cultural project, and the epic themes and characters that appear in the romancero viejo.  In Professor Mahoney's latest article, which was published in Cahiers d'etudes hispaniques médiévales, he studies key characters of the legend of the Siete infantes de Lara from a socio-legal perspective. He argues that the story was likely included in the Alphonsine Estoria de España due to its didactic valueProfessor Mahoney has recently finalized a book-length project on the Siete infantes de Lara that will be published in the near future. 

Education

  • M.A., Boston University
  • Ph.D., Boston University