Thomas Broden is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Purdue University. His essays on semiotics, the history of the language sciences, Marguerite Duras, and the cultural context of French fashion have appeared in Semiotica, the International Journal of Communication, the American Journal of Semiotics, the Yearbook in Comparative and General Literature, Lituanus, Cervantes, RSSI, Protée, Degrés, Tópicos del seminario, Texto!, Escritos, Semiotika, Colloquia, etc. He co-edited a volume of juvenilia by A. J. Greimas, La mode en 1830 (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2000), and is currently preparing an intellectual biography of Greimas and co-editing a special issue on Greimas and semiotics for Semiotica.
Susan Byrne is Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to joining UNLV in 2016, she held appointments at Fordham, Brooklyn College, SUNY Oneonta, and Yale. Byrne is the author of Ficino in Spain (2015), Law and History in Cervantes’ DON QUIXOTE (2012), and EL CORPUS HERMETICUM y tres poetas españoles (2007), as well as a number of articles in refereed journals, invited volumes, and conference proceedings. She is the RSA’s Discipline Representative for Hispanic Literature, a Vocal on AISO’s Junta Directiva, and a member of the CSA Executive Council. She received her BA from Hunter College, and her MPhil and PhD from the Graduate School, CUNY.
Ricardo Castells received his PhD from Duke University in 1991, and is presently Professor of Spanish at Florida International University. His research interests include Golden Age literature and modern Latin American literature and culture.
Clark Colahan is Professor of Spanish and Anderson Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, at Whitman College. He translated, with Celia Weller, Cervantes’s Persiles y Sigismunda. Other books published include Writing Knowledge and Power: The Visions of Sor María de Agreda; [End Page 195] Defying the Inquisition in Colonial New Mexico: Miguel de Quintana’s Life and Writings, with Francisco Lomelí; Díaz de Luco’s Guide for Bishops: Spanish Reform and the Lazarillo, with Roberto Masferrer; Spanish Humanism on the Verge of the Picaresque: Juan Maldonado’s LUDUS CHARTARUM, PASTOR BONUS, and BACCHANALIA, with Warren Smith; Juan Maldonado’s Hispaniola, ‘The Spanish Woman,’ with Smith; Cervantes on Don Quixote, a translation of Emilio Mata’s book Cervantes comenta el Quijote; and forthcoming at Harvard’s Houghton Library Whitchurch’s DON QUIXOTE: A COMEDY (c. 1775), with Martínez Mata.
Marsha S. Collins is a professor of Comparative Literature and Royster Distinguished Professor for Graduate Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Imagining Arcadia in Renaissance Romance (Routledge, 2016), books on Góngora’s Soledades and Baroja’s historical novels, as well as articles on Cervantes, Lope, Unamuno, and Galdós, among others. She is currently doing research for a book on friendship and community in Don Quijote. Her scholarship often focuses on romance, pastoral, court culture, the relationship between literature and the visual arts, and comparative studies of Early Modern Spanish literature and culture in a European context.
Manuel Fernández Nieto is Professor of Spanish Literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He studied philosophy and letters at the Universidad de Valencia and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he received his doctorate in Romance Philology and Spanish Literature. A specialist in Golden Age and 18th-century literature, he has taught at the universities of Toulouse, Coimbra, Bolonia, Cairo, and in programs affiliated with the University of Alabama, State University of New York (Madrid), the Centro de Estudios Cervantinos de Alcalá de Henares (among others). His publications include: En torno a un apócrifo cervantino: El buscapié; Biógrafos y vidas de Miguel de Cervantes; La gastronomía del QUIJOTE; La ruta de don Quijote: La primera y la segunda salida; EL QUIJOTE: Nuevo tema de los pintores del siglo XVIII; Cervantes y el teatro de Lope de Vega; and El enigma resuelto del QUIJOTE: Un debate sobre el lugar de la Mancha. [End Page 196]
Benito Gómez has been a professor of Spanish Literature at California State University, Domínguez Hills since 2003 after he graduated from UCLA...