Javier Álvarez teaches Spanish Language and Literature at the I. E. S. La Fuensanta, in Córdoba, Spain. He belongs to the research group P.A.S.O. (Poesía Andaluza del Siglo de Oro), and has published extensively on sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth-century poetry. He has also contributed to several collective volumes including Diccionario filológico de literatura española. Siglo XVI (2009), Gran enciclopedia cervantina (vol. 6, 2009) and Dizionario Storico dell'Inquisizione (2010).
Etna Ávalos is a Ph.D. candidate of Spanish in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in Mexican and Latin American literature. She holds a master's degree in Spanish from North Carolina State University as well as a master's degree in British Studies from Humboldt University in Berlin. She graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México with a degree in Communication and Media Studies. She also holds a certificate in Literary Journalism from the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana in Mexico City.
Susan Byrne is Professor of Hispanic Studies and Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the author of three books: Ficino in Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2015), Law and History in Cervantes' Don Quixote (University of Toronto Press, 2012), and El Corpus Hermeticum y tres poetas españoles (Juan de la Cuesta, 2007), as well as a number of articles in various venues. Her research interests include the history of ideas as expressed in, and altered by, creative letters; Italo-Hispanic exchanges in the Early Modern period; law and literature; philosophy in, and of, literature.
Rafael Castillo Bejarano is Visiting Assistant Professor at Saint Lawrence University, after having received his PhD from Brown University. His research explores literary and social shelf-fashioning from the work and life of the nobleman and courtly poet Juan de Tassis, Count of Villamediana, and his interaction with major Spanish Golden Age writers, such as Miguel [End Page 153] de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, or Luis de Góngora. The project focuses on topics such as literary and courtly careers, the nascent figure of the author, or amateurism vs. professionalism, to trace the emergence of the modern subjectivity. Rafael´s other fields of interest include aristocracy and court culture in Early Modern Iberia, especially the relationship between fictional works and etiquette treatises.
Charles Victor Ganelin is Professor Emeritus of Spanish, Miami University (Ohio). His book-length studies include an edition of Andrés de Claramonte's La infelice Dorotea (Tamesis, 1988), Rewriting Theatre: The Refundición and the Nineteenth-century Theatre (Bucknell UP, 1994), and a co-edited collection of essay, The Golden Age Comedia: Text Theory and Performance (Purdue UP, 1994). He has also published numerous essays on the comedia, Cervantes, and a recent foray into poetry. His research focus concerns the five senses in literary texts. During the academic year 2015-16 he was chosen as an Altman Fellow in the Humanities at Miami University.
Ricardo Javier Huamán is Assistant Professor of Spanish, General Faculty, at the University of Virginia. He received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2016). His research interests revolve around how theology, both formal and popular, informs much of the literature from the medieval and early modern periods of Spanish literature. He has studied works that affirm and others that question mainstream religion, being especially intrigued by the many texts that appear to do both simultaneously.
Mary Jane Kelley is Professor of Spanish at Ohio University. Kelley's research has focused on the interwoven strands of medieval intellectual traditions in Gonzalo de Berceo's narrative poetry. She has also published on other mester de clerecía poems, the Libro de buen amor, and the kharjas. A graduate seminar on early modern Spanish parody and satire led her to the Golden Age and her current project on Luis de Góngora's satirical attack poetry.
Clara Marías obtained a PhD in Spanish Literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with honorific mentions. She was awarded a pre-doctoral scholarship from the Ministry of Education of Spain and had research stays in...