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Antonio Barbagallo received his Doctor of Modern Languages and Literatures degree from Middlebury College (Summa Cum Laude). He also studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, at the Curso OFINES, and at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid). He is Director of the Spanish Program at Stonehill College and has been Member of the Board of the Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades, of ALDEEU, and member of the “Consejo Académico” of the Centro Internacional Lugar de la Mancha de Estudios sobre El Quijote (Spain). He is the author of España, el paisaje, el tiempo y otros temas en la poesía de Antonio Machado (2012) and of over thirty articles published in journals such as Anales Cervantinos, Cervantes, Alba de América, Artifara, Italica, and others. He is currently working on a book on Don Quijote, writing poetry in Spanish, and a novel in Italian.

Michael Behrens is Assistant Professor of English at Emporia State University, where he teaches courses in early modern literature and literary studies.

Ted L. L. Bergman has published widely on early-modern Spanish theater, mainly focusing on humor or criminality and is currently expanding his research area into popular medicine, charlatans, and performance. His book The Art of Humour in the Teatro Breve and Comedias of Calderón de la Barca (Támesis, 2003) looks at the mixing of high and low forms of theater. He is currently working on a book about lawbreaking, peacekeeping, and theatricality. Articles on humor cover such themes metadiscourse and language games, voyeurism and the pecado nefando, and self-censorship. Articles on criminality have focused on such themes as gypsies and transverality, jácaras—17th-century gangster ballads, including their connection to modern narcocorridos—and graphic criminal violence in Celestina (1499).

Jesús Botello is Associate Professor at the University of Delaware. He specializes in Spanish Golden Age literature and culture. Specifically, his research focuses on the intersections between literature and politics and between literature and discourse in the visual arts, technology, chivalry, and medicine. He teaches courses on Cervantes’s Don Quijote and the Novelas ejemplares, Golden Age Theater, as well as introductions to Medieval and Golden Age literature. His monograph, Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de Oro, examines how Philip II’s strategic priorities and his decision-making style influenced Cervantes’s Don Quijote in concrete and meaningful ways. The monarch’s emphasis on written communication, the messianic character of his kingship, and his obsession with collecting serve to critically reevaluate Cervantes’s masterpiece.

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 has authored 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 refereed journals, invited volumes, and conference proceedings. 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; the philosophy in, and of, literature. (

Clark Colahan is Professor of Spanish and Anderson Professor of Humanities, both positions now emeritus, at Whitman College in Washington State. He has just published in Germany with Olms Verlag El Colloquium elegans de Bernal Díaz de Luco: Tradición senequista, eclesiástica y picaresca. His co-authors are classicists, Pedro Manuel Suárez-Martínez and Jagoda Marszalek; Juan Gil, of the Real Academia de la Lengua, wrote the prologue. Forthcoming very shortly in the Bulletin of the Houghton Library at Harvard University is Don Quixote, A Comedy, a previously unknown play from ca. 1775 by James Wadham Whitchurch. Colahan is the co-author with Emilio Martínez Mata of this first edition, which includes an introduction and notes, and the guest editor is Mary Gaylord.

Manuel Fernández Nieto is Professor of Spanish Literature (“Cervantes and Don Quixote”) at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he specializes in the Golden Age and teaches courses...


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