Magdalena Altamirano received her PhD from the Colegio de México. She is Associate Professor of Spanish at San Diego State University, Imperial Valley campus. Her primary area of expertise is the Spanish Middle Ages and Golden Age poetry, with emphasis on popular lyrics and ballads, and the interaction of popular culture and learned culture in the literary works of the period. She has also studied the presence of popular poetry, exported from the Iberian Peninsula, in religious chapbooks of colonial Mexico (pliegos de villancicos). Her secondary field is modern Mexican ballads (corridos). She has published many book chapters, articles in scholarly proceedings, and articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her current research project examines the role of ballads in Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote (1605, 1615) and Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda’s false Don Quixote (1614).
Lizandro Arbolay Alfonso received his PhD from McGill University. His professional interests include Reception History and Theory, Cervantes, and Transatlantic Studies. He is currently revising his doctoral dissertation, “Cervantes y la independencia cubana: Historia cisatlántica de una recepción,” for publication as a monograph. His published essays have appeared in Dieciocho, Chasqui, Romance Notes, and Letras Hispanas.
Carl Atlee holds a doctorate in Spanish literature from the University of Arizona. His scholarship focuses on the literature of medieval and early modern Spain. He teaches Spanish at the Hopkins School.
Katherine L. Brown is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University. Her dissertation examines the use of architecture as a narrative device in three of Cervantes’s late works, with particular attention to Renaissance architectural theory and practice as reflected in the narrative worlds constructed by Cervantes. She has previously published an article on the Libro de buen amor. [End Page 197]
Emily Colbert Cairns received her PhD in Spanish Language and Literature, with a specialization in Sephardic Studies, at the University of California, Irvine. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Salve Regina University. She has held research fellowships at the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, and in the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid. She has worked in the archives of the Archivo Histórico Nacional in Madrid and of the Museo de la Seo in Zaragoza, Spain and Newport, Rhode Island. She has published on converso and crypto-Jewish identity in the early modern period in eHumanista, Chasqui, and Hispanófila. Her monograph Sisters in the Law of Moses: Esther in Iberia and the Early Modern Sephardic Diaspora is forthcoming with Palgrave Press.
Antón García-Fernández received his PhD in Spanish from Vanderbilt University and is an Associate Professor of Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Tennessee at Martin. His research interests revolve around the development of the novel throughout the centuries, with a special concentration on Miguel de Cervantes and Spanish and British criminal fiction in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His research interests also include the genres of biography and autobiography and their adaptations into the cinematic medium. He is currently working on a project that considers the presence of jazz in twentieth-century Spanish prose and poetry.
A. Robert Lauer is the author of several monographs, editions, articles, and essays on Early Modern Spain. He has published extensively on Calderón and, more recently, on Cervantes, Mateo Alemán, and Leonor de la Cueva. His recent scholarly interests are on Sebastianism, the picaresque novel, the concept of honor, and rhetoric in general. His most recent works are a critical edition of Calderón’s auto sacramental El tesoro escondido (Reichenberger, 2012) and, in collaboration with Caterina Ruta, a special monograph issue on Cervantes, Un paseo entre los centenarios cervantinos (Cuadernos AISPI, 2015). A forthcoming work consists of a special monograph on Lo abyecto, lo grotesco y lo sublime en la literatura áurea hispánica, to be published by Hispania Felix in the spring of 2017. [End Page 198]
José Manuel Lucía Megías is Professor of Romance Philology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid; President of the Asociación de Cervantistas, where he served as a member of the board of directors from 2006 to 2014; and the Cervantes Chair at the Universidad Nacional...