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Dr. Hugo Achugar
Professor Emeritus
Contemporary Latin American literature and culture

A native of Uruguay, Professor Hugo Achugar has had a long anddistinguished career as a literary and cultural critic and a prize-winning essayist and poet. He studied literature and linguistics at the university level in Uruguay, Venezuela, and France before receiving his Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. He has held teaching posts in Latin America and the United States, including the Universidad de la República, Uruguay; Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela; and the Universidad Católica, Venezuela. He taught in the Comparative Literature Department and the Department of Hispanic Studies atNorthwestern University from 1983 to 1992 as Associate Professor and as Full Professor. He was invited to teach as a distinguished visiting professor at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain; the Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; University of California, Irvine; and Dartmouth University.
 
Dr. Achugar’s many publications range from his monograph of José Donoso, Ideologías y estructuras narrativas en José Donoso, 1950-1970 (1979), to various studies of Uruguayan literature, Poesía y sociedad- Uruguay, 1880-1911 (1986); La balsa de la medusa: ensayos sobre identidad, cultura y fin de siglo en Uruguay (1992); Como el Uruguay no hay (2000); and essays on cultural studies, such as La biblioteca en ruinas. Reflexiones culturales desde la periferia, Montevideo, 1994; and Planetas sin boca. Escritos efímeros sobre arte, cultura y literatura (2004). He has edited over fifteen anthologies on Latin American culture; most recently, he has finished a ground-breaking report on the cultural consumption of the Uruguayan middle class, based on his poll-taking team supported by the Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship (1999-2001, extended 2002-2003). This is the first of several studies that will focus on cultural taste, activities, and the consumption of cultural capital in various cities, including Miami.

A creative writer of distinction, Dr. Achugar has been awarded several prizes from Uruguay’s Ministry of Culture for both his poetry and essays. Among his eight collections of poems are Textos para decir María (1976); Las mariposas tropicales (1986); Todo lo que es sólido se disuelve en el aire (1989); Orfeo en el salon de la memoria (1992). He has served on numerous literary juries, including the prestigious Rómulo Gallegos Prize (Venezuela) and the Casa de las Américas (Cuba); and is on the board of numerous scholarly journals (Revista Iberoamericana, Venue, Triquarterly, Cuadernos de Marcha, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos).
 
Dr. Achugar is frequently invited to lecture at universities and foundations throughoutLatin America and Europe. He has been keynote speaker at conferences and symposia in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, France, Germany, Spain, and Sweden, as well as at many universities in the United States. At the University of Miami, Dr. Achugar organized the international conference “Latin American Agendas for the 21st Century,” which brought many international scholars to the campus.

Dr. Jane Connolly
Professor Emerita
Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature, Romance Philology

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Degrees

  • PhD Princeton University
  • BA University of California at Berkeley

Research Interests

  • Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture
  • Hagiography
  • Historiography
  • Poetry

Selected Publications

  • A Reading of the ‘Memorias’ by Leonor López de Córdoba, Papers of the Hispanic Research Seminar (London: Queen Mary College, University of London), forthcoming.
  • Leonor López de Córdoba and her Critics, Papers of the Hispanic Research Seminar 40 (London: Queen Mary College, University of London), forthcoming.
  • Los miraglos de Santiago: Estudio y edición.  Textos Recuperados, 5. Salamanca: Universidad de Salamanca, 1991.
  • With Alan Deyermond, Brian Dutton, eds.  Saints and their Authors: Studies in Medieval Hispanic Hagiography in Honor of John K. Walsh.  Madison: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1990
  • Jane E. Connolly, Translation and Poetization in the 'Quaderna Vía': 'Libro de miseria d'omne'. Madison: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1987.

Courses Taught  

  • Women in Medieval Literature
  • Medieval Poetry
  • Critical Approaches to the Middle Age

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Dr. Anne J. Cruz
Professor Emerita
Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture, Gender Studies

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Degrees

  • PhD, AM Stanford University 1982
  • AB Stanford University 1975

Research Interests  

  • Early Modern Literature and Culture
  • Gender and Women’s Studies  
  • Translation

Distinctions

  • 2012 Elected Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of History, Spain
  • 2012 Elected Honorary Lifetime Member, Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las  Américas (GEMELA)
  • May 2012 Visiting Professor, International Seminar, History Department Universidad Complutense, Madrid
  • 2010-13 Cooper Fellowship in the Humanities, University of Miami
  • Series Editor, New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies, Ashgate Press

Forthcoming Talks:  

  • Keynote:  “Cervantes’s Novelas ejemplares: Table of trucos, Tricks of the Trade.”
  • Cervantes Society of America, MLA, Boston, January 3, 2013.
  • Chair, “Caribbean Crosscurrents: Anglopone Caribbean Literature in a Multilingual Region”
  • MLA Publications Committee Program, MLA, Boston, January 3, 2013.

Selected Publications  

  • Books and Editions
    • The Habsburg Women of Early Modern Europe: Transnational Contexts, Dynastic Continuities, Cultural Politics (with Maria (with Maria Galli Stampino, co-editor). Ashgate, forthcoming.
    • Women’s Literacy in Early Modern Spain and the New World. (with Rosilie Hernández, coeditor) Ashgate 2011. (Received 2012 Collaborative Project Award from Society for the Study of Early Modern Women)  
    • Women’s Literacy in Early Modern Spain and the New World. (with  Rosilie Hernández, coeditor) Ashgate 2011. 
    • The Life and Times of Mother Andrea . Translator (with Enriqueta Zafra, editor).  Tamesis, 2011.
    • The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe  (With Mihoko Suzuki, coeditor). University of Illinois Press, 2009.
    • Approaches to Teaching  Lazarillo de Tormes and the Picaresque Tradition.  Modern Language Association, 2008.  
    • Symbolic and Material Circulation between Spain and England, 1554-1604. Ashgate, 2008. 
    • Discourses of Poverty: Social Reform and the Picaresque Novel in Early Modern Spain. University of Toronto Press.  1999.
  • Selected Articles
    • “The Walled-In Woman in Medieval and Early Modern Spain.” In Gender Matters: Discourses of Violence in Early Modern Literature and the Arts, ed. Mara R. Wade. Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft  Amsterdam: Rodopi, forthcoming.     
    • “Titian, Philip II, and Pagan Iconography.” In Signs of Power: The Habsburgs and Royal Iconography. Ed. Ignacio López Alemany and Jason McCloskey. Bucknell University Press, forthcoming. 
    • “Cervantes, Zayas, and the Seven Deadly Sins.” In Representing Women’s Authority in the Early     Modern World: Struggles, Strategies, and Morality. Ed. Eavan O’Brien. University of London, IRGS Books, forthcoming. 
    • Keynote, “Tirso de Molina, ¿feminista? – El caso de Marta la piadosa.” Actas del XVII Congreso de  la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Roma, 19-25 julio, 2010, forthcoming. 
    • “Una lectura reformista de la picaresca: El Lazarillo de Tormes y el Guzmán de Alfarache. Ínsula: Revista de Letras y Ciencias Humanas 778 (octubre 2011): 25-27. 
    • “Teresa Guerra, poeta entre el Barroco y la Ilustración.” Bulletin Hispanique 113.1 (Juin 2011): 297-312. 
    • “Introduction.” In Women’s Literacy in Early Modern Spain and the New World. ( Ed. Anne J. Cruz and Rosilie Hernández). Aldershot; UK; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2011. 1-16. 
    • “Reading over Men’s Shoulders:  Noblewomen’s Literary Practices in Early Modern Spain.” In Women’s Literacy in Early Modern Spain and  the New World. (Ed. Anne J. Cruz and Rosilie Hernández).  Aldershot, UK; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2011. 41-58. 
    • “Notes on Translation.” In The Life and Times of the Madre Andrea. (Enriqueta Zafra, editor; Anne J. Cruz, translator).  Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Tamesis, 2011. 25-33. 
    • “Three Literary Manifestos of Early Modern Spain” (with Elias L. Rivers). Introduction and translation of documents by Juan Boscán and Garcilaso de la Vega.  “Little-Known Documents.” PMLA, 126.1 (2011): 233-42. 
    • “Figuring Gender in the Picaresque Novel: From the Lazarillo to Zayas.” Romance Notes, 50.1 (2010; pub. 2011): 7-20.       
    • “American Hispanism(s).” Special Issue, “The Changing University and the Humanities.” Barbara Ladd, ed. South Atlantic Review, 73.4 (Fall 2008 – issued 2009):  86-106. 
    • “Words Made Flesh: Luisa de Carvajal’s Eucharistic Poetry.” In ‘ En desagravio de las damas’:  Studies of Women’s Poetry of the Golden Age. Ed. Julián Olivares. London: Tamesis, 2009. 255-69.

Courses taught

  • Don Quixote and the Theory of the Novel
  • La novela picaresca y el punto de vista
  • The Poetics of Petrarchism
  • El Barroco y el Neo-barroco
  • Amor en tiempos del Renacimiento 
  • Don Quixote in Translation

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Dr. David R. Ellison
Professor Emeritus
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century French Studies, Critical Theory, Philosophy, German Studies

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Degrees

  • Ph.D.  Yale University 1975
  • A.B. Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, 1971

Research Interests

  • French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Marcel Proust
  • Narrative theory
  • Franco-German literary relations

Selected Publications

  • Proust et la tradition littéraire européenne. Classiques Garnier, 2013.
  • A Reader’s Guide to Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time.’  Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Ethics and Aesthetics in European Modernist Literature:  From the Sublime to the Uncanny. Cambridge University Press (paperback 2006; hardback 2001).
  • Les Afriques de Rimbaud (With Ralph Heyndels, co-editor).  Schena Editore and Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2006.
  • Les Modernités de Victor Hugo (With Ralph Heyndels, co-editor).  Schena Editore and Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2004.
  • Of Words and the World:  Referential Anxiety in Contemporary French Fiction.  Princeton University Press, 1993.
  • Understanding Albert Camus. University of South Carolina Press, 1990.
  • The Reading of Proust.  The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984.

Courses Taught

  • Eighteenth-Century French Literature:  « Raison, déraisonnement, égarement:  le sujet pensant face à son monde au 18e siècle »
  • The Contemporary French Novel:  “Makine, Darrieussecq, Houellebecq, Angot, Echenoz, Sijie, Taïa, Le Clézio”
  • Contemporary French Thought:  “La question des origines:  Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Rousseau, Derrida”
  • Nineteenth-Century French Literature :  « Baudelaire et ses effets »
  • Twentieth-Century French Literature:  “L’héritage de Proust”

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Dr. Barbara Woshinsky
Professor Emerita

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