Magdalena Altamirano (Ph.D. El Colegio de México) is Associate Professor of Spanish at San Diego State University, Imperial Valley. Her primary area of expertise is the poetry of the Middle Ages and Golden Age, with an emphasis on popular lyrics, ballads, and the interaction between popular and learned culture. She has studied the presence of popular poetry, exported from the Iberian Peninsula, in religious chapbooks of colonial Mexico (pliegos de villancicos). Her secondary field of research is modern Mexican ballads (corridos). Her current book 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).
Matthew Ancell received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine, and is now Associate Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature at Brigham Young University. His research interests include the Baroque in Spain and Italy, early-modern skepticism, and deconstruction. He has published articles on Luis de Góngora, Calderón de la Barca, Diego Velázquez, and Jacques Derrida in venues such as Oxford Art Journal, Hispanic Review, Renaissance Drama, The Comparatist, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. For the past three years, he has co-directed BYU?s International Cinema Program.
David Galicia is a Ph.D. student in Spanish literature at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), from where he holds a master's degree also in Spanish literature. His research interests center around the literature of the Spanish Golden Age, including the semiotics of Sor Juana's autos, personification in the poetry of Luis de Góngora, poetry as a social construction in Spain and New Spain, material bibliography, and textual criticism. He is a contributor to Primero sueño y otros poemas, an anthology of Sor Juana's poetry. David Galicia has taught Spanish and literature in secondary school and in college, and belongs to the Seminario de Estudios Áureos of the UNAM. [End Page 246]
Jorge Gutiérrez Reyna holds a master's degree in Mexican Literature from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), where he teaches the literature of New Spain. He also teaches poetry in the creative writing program of the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana. Jorge Gutiérrez Reyna is coordinating the volume devoted to the eighteenth century of the History of Mexican Literature currently being written at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas (UNAM). He also coordinates the literature section of the Corpus Diacrónico y Diatópico del Español de América for of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua. He is the editor of Primero sueño y otros poemas, currently underway, an anthology of Sor Juana's poetry.
Ignacio García Aguilar is Associate Professor of Spanish Literature at the Universidad de Córdoba. He has been a teaching assistant at Wheaton College and "Juan de la Cierva" Fellow at the Universidad de Huelva. He has published five monographs, ten critical editions, and over sixty articles, book chapters, and reviews on Spanish Golden Age literature. His research has appeared in journals such as Edad de Oro, Bulletin Hispanique, Criticón, Versants, Iberorromania, Studi Ispanici, eHumanista, and Romance Notes, among others.
Ana M. Gómez-Bravo is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her main research areas are textual studies, theories of ethnic and gender difference, and food studies. Her most recent books are Comida y cultura en el mundo hispánico (Equinox, 2017) and Textual Agency: Writing Culture and Social Networks in Fifteenth-Century Spain (U of Toronto P, 2013). She is also the author of a metrical repertory of fifteenth-century Spanish poetry, now available in electronic format, Repertorio métrico de la poesía cancioneril castellana del siglo XV (1998); Repertorio métrico digital de la poesía cancioneril del siglo XV: http://poemetca.linhd.es. Her work has appeared in the journals Rhetorica, Hispanic Review, Romance Philology, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Hispania, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, and La Corónica, among others. Currently, Gómez-Bravo is working on a book-length project on the relation between food and ethnic identity, and...