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Dreams on the Early Modern Spanish Stage




Christian Andrès teaches Golden Age Spanish Literature at the Université de Picardie in Amiens, France.  He holds a Doctorat d’État from the University of Paris X, Nanterre and has published numerous articles on Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina and Calderón de la Barca. His recent editions include ten entremeses by Quiñones de Benavente (Cátedra) and La bella malmaridada o la cortesana by Lope de Vega (Castalia, Clásicos Madrileños).  He is currently working on a study of Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda by Cervantes.

Christine Aguilar-Adan teaches Spanish language and literature for Classes Préparatoires des Grandes Écoles in Versailles, France.  She participates in the research projects at the CRES-LECEMO or Centre de Recherches sur l'Éspagne du Siècle d'Or, at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III/CNRS.  Her research involves Spanish history and political philosophy of the seventeenth century.

Belén Atienza is an Assistant Professor at Clark University.  After her PhD from Princeton University she taught at Connecticut College.  She is currently preparing a monograph titled ¡Cata el loco! Locura, melancolía y teatro en la España de Lope de Vega to be published by the Editorial Rodopi.  She has published in the Anuario Lope de Vega, VI and VII, on Lope and the Duke of Lerma, on La Dorotea de Lope de Vega, and has an article about to appear in Criticón on madness and confinement in Lope.  She has an article on pedagogy and the Comedia and other publications on Cervantes, feminist theory, and the history of medicine.

Ezra S. Engling is professor of Spanish at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) in Laredo, Texas. He holds his BA, MA, and PhD from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.  He is author of a critical edition of Pedro Calderón’s La aurora en Copacabana and is preparing a second edition of this work.  His articles have appeared in the Bulletin of the Comediantes, Modern Language Journal, Afro-Hispanic Review, the Moroccan Cultural Studies Journal, and Hispanica Sacra.  A Senior Fulbright Research Fellow to Morocco, he continues research on Moorish characters in Golden Age Spanish literature.  He also studies Colombian writers Fernando Vallejo, Gustavo Alvarez Gardeazábal, and José Cardona López.

Ellen C. Frye completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina and her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.  She teaches at the William Paterson University of New Jersey.  Her field of specialization is Renaissance and Baroque literature of Spain.  She has published several articles, mainly on the comedia, and is currently editing her manuscript on the function of dramatic devices in early Peninsular drama.  Other areas of research include the early European novella, modern Hispanic drama, and mystic and hagiographic texts.

Nelson López, a native of Puerto Rico, holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.  A student of Dean Zayas, Victoria Espinosa, Gilda Navarra, and Idalia Pérez Garay, he has acted and performed in numerous plays in Puerto Rico, the United States, and Spain.  He co-wrote El hijo del Gitano with Dean Zayas and has written a series of one-act plays. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, and a PhD from the University of Florida.  He currently teaches at the Fairfield University.

Rogelio Miñana is an Assistant Professor of Early-Modern Hispanic Literature at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He holds his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of La verosimilitud en el Siglo de Oro: Cervantes y la novela corta (Juan de la Cuesta, 2002).  He has some twenty articles and essays on Early-Modern Hispanic prose and theater.

Charo Moreno Jiménez, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid, holds a degree in Hispanic Philology from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid.  She is completing a doctoral dissertation on La familia como estructura conflictiva: edición y estudio del romance ‘La infanta seducida’ y temas afines.  Her most recent publication on the theater of Guillén de Castro appears in the Homenaje a Stefano Arata, published by Criticón (2003).

Ricardo Saez is Professor of Spanish Literature at the Université de Rennes, France.  He is the author of a magnificent and fundamental Thèse d’État sur Le Clergé de l’Église de Tolède à l’Époque Moderne.  He is a former Scientific Member of the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid (Spain).  He is editor of Lectures de Calderón. Le grand théâtre du monde et La vie est un songe, Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2000.  His many articles appear in both French and Spanish. He is co-editor of this volume.

Sharon D. Voros, Professor of Spanish and French at the United States Naval Academy, holds a PhD from Columbia University in New York City.  She is author of Petrarch and Garcilaso: A Linguistic Approach to Style (under the name Ghertman) and Looking at the Comedia in the Quincentennial with Bárbara Mújica.  She is currently conducting research on Leonor de la Cueva y Silva and her family in Medina del Campo and has written on Calderón, Lope de Vega, and Ana Caro’s relaciones de fiestas.  She is treasurer of the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater and book review editor for Comedia Performance.


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