Kathleen Bollard's research area is early modern European literature, in particular 16th-century Spanish prose. Her most recent publications have focused on ekphrasis, or the literary representation of works of art, and she is a founding member of the Early Moderrn Image and Text Society (EMIT). She is currently working on a book manuscript on the politics of humanist literature in 16th-century Spain.
Stone, Tammy, Kathleen Bollard, and Jon Harbor. “Launching Interdisciplinary Programs as College Signature Areas: an Example from the University of Colorado Denver.” Innovative Higher Education 34.5 (December 2009): 321-329.
Bollard, Kathleen. "Ekphrasis and History: The Charles V Paintings in Villalón's El Crótalon." Cahiers Parisiens I (2005): 149-160.
Bollard, Kathleen. "Ekphrasis and the Renaissance Student: Classical versus Biblical Authority in Villalón’s El Scholástico." In Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes. Ed. Fredrick A. de Armas. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2005. 59-77.
Bollard, Kathleen. "Rereading Heroism in the Abencerraje." Bulletin of Spanish Studies LXXX.3 (2003) 297-307.
Bollard de Broce, Kathleen. "Literature, Politics, and the Religious Career Ladder: The Case of Antonio de Guevara (1480? – 1545)." In European Literary Careers: Classical, Medieval, Renaissance. Eds. Frederick de Armas and Patrick Cheney. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002: 165-185.
Bollard de Broce, Kathleen. "Authorizing Literary Propaganda: Alfonso de Valdés' Diálogo de las cosas acaecidas en Roma (1527)." Hispanic Review 68.2 (Spring 2000): 131-145.
Bollard de Broce, Kathleen. "The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Two Spanish Sixteenth-Century Specula Principis." Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 53.2 (Summer 1999): 83-91.