Carole Slade

Positions held at Columbia University   (now retired)

Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, 1980-89

Director, Teaching Apprentice Program [ENCL], Composition and Survey Courses, 1980-86

Adjunct Associate Professor ENCL, 1990-96

Director/Dean of the Summer Session, 1997-2006

Core lecturer (adjunct ENCL), 2000-13


Volunteer—Community Impact TASC programs

            Coach, writing workshops, 2015 

            Co/director, Core&Community, 2017-



St. Teresa of Avila: Author of a Heroic Life. Centennial Book. University of California Press, 1995.


Ahlgren, Gillian. Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 21.1 (1996): 21-22.

Ashley, Kathleen. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 11.2 (1996): 163-65.

Carrión, María. The Medieval Review (TMR) 1997.

Egan, Keith J. Church History 65.4 (1996): 707-08.

Frese, Dolores Warwick. Religion & Literature 29.2 (1997): 79-85.

Lachance, Paul. Church History 66.4 (1997): 820-21.

Mack, Phyllis. “Tales of Transformation,” The Women’s Review of Books 13.9 (1996):   1113-14.

Miles, Margaret R. America December 9, 1995: 26.

O’Malley, John W. Common Knowledge 6.1 (1997): 147. 

Peraita, Carmen. Renaissance Quarterly 50.1 (1997): 344-45

Taggard, Mindy Nancarrow. Sixteenth Century Journal 27.3 (1996): 934-35

Velasco, Sherry M. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 30.2 (1996): 348-50.


Articles and Chapters of Books

“St. Teresa of Ávila: The Expression of Spanish Spirituality,” in A Companion to World Literature, ed. Ken Seigneurie, vol. 3 of 5, 1451-1770-- Religious Belief and Dissent. (Wiley: online, 2019; print, forthcoming 2020).

“The Meaning of St. Teresa’s Work for Four Victorian Women,” in Santa Teresa: Critical Insights, Filiations, Responses, eds. Martina Bengert and Iris Roebling-Grau (Orbis Romanicus: Narr Francke [Tübingen], 2019): 149-76.

“The Augustinian ‘Ages of Man’ in the Life of St. Teresa,” in Teresa de Jesús: Patrimonio de la HumanidadActas del Congreso Mundial Teresiano 21-27 September 2015 (Universidad Mística [Ávila], 2016).

“St. Teresa of Ávila,” in Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide, eds. Marion Ann Taylor and Agnes Choi (Baker, 2012): 493-98.

 “Teaching St. Teresa’s Book of Her Life in the Western Tradition of Spiritual Autobiography,” in Approaches to Teaching St. Teresa of Ávila and Other Spanish Mystics, ed. Alison P. Weber (Modern Language Association, 2009): 122-33.

 “The Relationship between Teresa of Ávila and Philip II: A Reading of the Extant Textual Evidence,” Archiv für Reformationgeschichte/Archive for Reformation History 94 (2003): 223-42.

“Teresa of Avila’s Performances of the Novels of Chivalry,” in The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature, eds. Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Duncan Thompson and Nancy Warner (Palgrave-St. Martins, 2002): 297-316.

"St. Teresa as a Social Reformer," in Mysticism and Social Activism, ed. Janet Ruffing (Syracuse University Press, 2001): 91-103.

"Introduction: Autobiography and Mysticism," a/b:Auto/Biography 6.2 (Fall 1991): 153-56. (guest editor of this issue)

"A Definition of Mystical Autobiography," a/b:Auto/Biography 6.2 (Fall 1991): 226-39.

"Saint Teresa's Meditaciones sobre los Cantares:  The Hermeneutics of Humility and Enjoyment," Religion and Literature18.1 (Spring 1986): 27-44; Spanish translation in Revista de filosofía [Seville], May 1987: 29-46.


Edited Books

Introduction, annotations, and revised translation, Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, trans. Tobias Smollett, 1755. Barnes and Noble, 2004.

Approaches to Teaching Dante's Divine Comedy. Modern Language Association, 1982. (editor)


Book Reviews

Review of The Heirs of St. Teresa of Ávila: Defenders and Disseminators of the Founding

Mother’s Legacy, ed. Christopher C. Wilson, Journal of Catholic History (April 2009): 360-62.

Review of Related Lives: Confessors and Their Female Penitents, 1450-1750, by Jodi Bilinkoff, Christianity and Literature 56.3 (2007): 516-20.

Review of Writing Religious Women: Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England, eds. Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead, Christianity and Literature 51.2 (2002): 277-79.

Review of Cecilia Ferrazzi: Autobiography of An Aspiring Saint, trans. and ed. Anne Jacobson Schutte, Biography 21.2 (1998): 208-210.

Review of From Madrid to Purgatory: The Art and Craft of Dying in Sixteenth-Century Spain, by Carlos M. N. Eire, Journal of Religion 77.3 (July 1997): 466-67.

Review of Sisters in Arms: Roman Catholic Nuns through Two Millennia, by JoAnn Kay McNamara, Women's Review of Books 24.7 (April 1997): 21-22.

Review of Teresa of Ávila and the Politics of Sanctity, by Gillian T. W. Ahlgren, Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 22.1 (Winter 1997): 20-21.

Review of Julian of Norwich's "Showings": From Vision to Book, by Denise Nowakowski Baker; Margery Kempe's Dissenting Fictions, by Lynn Staley; and Body and Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism, by Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff, Religion and Literature 27.2 (Summer 1995): 97-101.



Form and Style: Theses, Reports, Term Papers. (Houghton Mifflin, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003).

Writing the Research Paper: A Guide and Sourcebook.  (Houghton Mifflin, 1979).  (coauthor with Marsha Hirsch Cummins)


Courses Taught


Basic writing


Composition and literature

Advanced exposition and argumentation

Scholarly writing (research-based writing for graduate students)



Literary Criticism and Theory

Theory of Autobiography

Women's Autobiography

Twentieth-century Fiction (continental, English, Latin American)

Modern European Drama (Georg Büchner to Tom Stoppard)

Visionary Literature (medieval, comparative)

Mystics of Medieval Europe

Early Modern Women Writers

Feminist Theory

The Novels of Virginia Woolf

Literature Humanities (core curriculum)

Contemporary Civilization (core curriculum)

Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition

M.A. Pro-seminars on literary theory


Last Updated May 8, 2020