Dr. Dunn's Recommendations

Dr. Maryjane Dunn’s academic path has taken a variety of twists and turns, beginning with her initial 600-mile pilgrimage on foot from St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. This transformative event led to her initial interest in medieval Spanish literature, and more specifically, the use of allegorical pilgrimage as a literary device. She continued her research into the history of the Compostela pilgrimage, and has published 4 books on the topic, including an edition of the 12 Miracles of St. James. Mid-career her path turned to the linguistic field of teaching language for special purposes while teaching Spanish to law enforcement officers, teachers, health professionals, and public safety workers across the United States.

She is currently back on the “Camino” both literally (having led 10 Henderson students on a 150-mile walk on the Camino during the summer of 2016), and figuratively (trying to a thematic path for Spanish learning in her classes).