B-16254-2011 · ISSN 2013-6986

Scientific commitee

José Luis Alonso de Santos

Degree in Science of Information (Image), philosophy and literature (psychology), and he made theatre studies in the Estudio Theatre in Madrid. His theatre career began in 1964 in the independent theatre groups: TEM, TÁBANO, TEI and TEATRO LIBRE of Madrid. He has been the director of the Royal High School of Dramatic Arts in Madrid, (R.E.S.A.D), professor of Dramatic Writing, and director of the National Company of Clasic Theatre of Spain.

He is the author of more than thirty plays, all performed and obtaining excellent critics, among them: Going Down to Marrakesh, Hostages in the Barrio and Salvajes (the three of them have been turned into films), ¡Viva el duque, nuestro dueño!, El álbum familiar, Pares y Nines, Trampa para pájaros, Dígaselo con valium, La sombra del Tenorio, Yonquis y yanquis, Un hombre de suerte, Yo, Claudio…

He has directed plays of authors such as B.Brecht, Aristófanes, Synge, Pío Baroja, Valle Inclán, Plauto, Shakespeare, Arniches, Calderón, Lope de Vega…, and he has also directed some of his own tittles. He has won the following theatre awards: the national theatre, the Tirso de Molina, the Mayte, the Rojas Zorrilla, the Aguilar, the Baco de Andalucía, the Ciudad de Valladolid, the Golden Medal of theatre of Valladolid, the Asociación Espectadores de Alicante, the City of Cazorla, the Muestra de Autores Contemporáneos of Alicante, the Max prize…

Premiere of “The dinner of the generals” (2008) directed by Miguel Narros.

Elba Andrade (The Citadel)

Graduated in Social and Historical Sciences from the Faculty of Philosophy and Education of the University of Chile, Santiago, and PhD from the University of California, Irvine, in Hispanic American Literature with an emphasis in Latin American theater. She taught at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, California and is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Literature and Culture at The Citadel, South Carolina (USA).
In her critical articles and lectures she emphasizes the relationship between theater and society whose dialectic articulates the theatrical work in its vast relations with politics, ideology, aesthetics, culture and Latin American history. In her research she devotes attention to the relationship between women and theater both in the process of deconstructing the symbolic system of representation of women and in the collection of texts written by women.
She is co-author of Dramaturgas latinoamericanas contemporáneas. Antología crítica (1991, 2002) (Madrid: Editorial Verbum).This work is one of the first anthologies of theater in Latin America in which theoretical expositions and interviews are included. She is also co-author of Teatro y dictadura en Chile (1973−1990) (Santiago: Editorial Documentas). In the last five years she has published Iglesias, imágenes y devotos. Rito y teatralidad en la fiesta patronal de Chile (2012) and Mito, juego y magia: teatralidades culturales de Chile (2016) (Irvine: Ediciones de GESTOS, CA ). Currently her work entitled Detrás de la alambrada: poder, violencia y drama socio-espectacular (Chile 1973–1978) is being considered.

Ignacio Arellano Ayuso (Universidad de Navarra)

Professor of the University of Navarra, he has been Head of University of Leon and Professor of University of Extremadura, also visiting professor at many universities around the world (Buenos Aires, Duke University, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dartmouth College, University of Delhi, Pisa, Munster, Toulouse). Editorial Board Member magazine Ínsula, Edad de Oro, Criticón…, and Director of the Research Group Siglo de Oro (GRISO) of the University of Navarra, where he directs a large research program on the Golden Age, which contains the proposed critical edition of the complete autos of Calderon, or the publication of La Perinola. Revista de Investigación Quevediana. He is author, editor or compiler of some 150 books on Spanish literature, especially the Golden Age, and over three hundred articles in scientific journals. Rivadeneira Prize of the Royal Spanish Academy. President of the International Association Siglo de Oro (AISO) from 1996 to 1999 and current Honorary President of the Association. Member of the Chilean Academy of Language and the Center for Spanish classics edition.

Urszula Aszyk (Uniwersytet Warszawski)

Literature professor in the University of Warsaw and its Iberian and Iberoamerican Studies Institue. Between 1996–2003 she collaborated on the Hispanic Studies Department of the University of Bristol; from 1998 to 2000 she was professor of the University of Silesia (Katowice). As visiting professor, she teached courses and seminaries about Spanish theater in the Universities of: Stony Brook (USA, 1987–1988), San Sebastián (Spain, 1989), Mainz (Germany, 1991–1992), São Paulo (Brazil, 1993), Stockholm (Sweden, 1996) and Leipzig (Germany, 2015). Author of many studies and articles about Spanish and Polish theater, published in Spain, United States, Germany, England, Poland, etc. She is also author of several books, among others: Wspólczesny teatr hiszpanski w walce o… teatr (El teatro español contemporáneo en lucha por… el teatro, 1988), Entre la crisis y la vanguardia. Estudios sobre el teatro español del siglo XX (1995), Federico García Lorca w teatrze swoich czasów (Federico García Lorca en el teatro de su tiempo, 1997), Corrales de comedias. Publiczne i stale teatry w Hiszpanii, koniec XVI w. – pocz. XVIII w. (Corrales de comedias. Teatros fijos y públicos en España: del fin del siglo XVI hasta los comienzos del XVIII, 2005), Drama-Teatro-Arte. Metateatralidad, intertextualidad y teatralidad del drama español del Siglo de Oro y del siglo XX (2014). She traduced and edited: Teatr nie dokonczony — teatr otwarty (Teatro inconcluso — teatro abierto) de Federico García Lorca (1998) y Nowa sztuka pisania komedii w dzisiejszych czasach (Arte nuevo de hacer comedias en este tiempo) de Lope de Vega (2008). She coordinated studies editions: Teatr Calderóna: tradycja i wspólczesnosc (Teatro de Calderón: tradición y contemporaneidad, 2002); Espacio dramático frente al espacio escénico (2003); Reescritura e intertextualidad. Literatura-Historia-Cultura (2007); Nowa sztuka pisania komedii w dzisiejszych czasach Lopego de Vega w czterechsetlecie wydania (Arte nuevo de hacer comedias en este tiempo de Lope de Vega en su cuarto centenario, 2009); Especificidad del texto dramático y la puesta en escena: dependencia o autonomía (2011), El teatro español como objeto de estudios a comienzos del siglo XXI, with Karolina Kumor and Marta Pilat-Zuzankiewicz (2015).

Piedad Bolaños Donoso (Universidad de Sevilla)

Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Seville, where she graduated in Philosophy and Letters and Ph.D. in Philology. She is part of various research projects such as «Teatro provincia de Sevilla», «Géneros Dramáticos en la comedia española: Luis Vélez de Guevara» and «Edición de la obra dramática de Rojas Zorrilla: IV. Comedias en colaboración con Vélez y otros autores», among others. She has also participated in actions integrated with various European universities, in the case of «Representaciones teatrales castellanas en Portugal durante el Siglo de Oro» (Universities of Seville and Lisbon), «Relaciones hispano-austriacas del siglo XVI al XX. Fiestas y representaciones teatrales españolas en la Corte de Viena» (Universities of Seville and Vienna) and «Teatro español en Viena en el siglo XVII: historia de la recepción y público» (University of Seville and the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna).
Shee has published numerous articles and books devoted to research theater, which should be highlighted: Felipe Godínez dramatic work (Trayectoria de un dramaturgo marginado) and its various editions of works by the same author. It also counts among its publications the edition of La serrana de la Vera, by Vélez de Guevara. She has also participated in the issue of Cuaderno de Teatro Andaluz del siglo XV and Cuaderno del Teatro Andaluz del siglo XVII, Sevilla, Consejería de Cultura/Centro Andaluz de Teatro. Centro de Documentación de las Artes Escénicas de Andalucía, 2004 y 2006, respectively.
She has participated in numerous congresses about the Baroque theater.

Gabriela Cordone (Université de Lausanne)

She develops her research and teaching in the Spanish section of the Université de Lausanne (Switzerland). She graduated and obtained her PhD by the University of Fribourg, where she also taught courses in Spanish theater, also in the Universität Bern and the Université de Toulouse.
Her research focuses primarily on contemporary theater, its protagonists, the phenomenon of intermediality and interdisciplinary topics. Among her publications highlights El cuerpo presente. Cuerpo y texto en el último teatro español (1980−2004) , as well as a number of important edition works of dramatic female literature, Juan Mayorga and Itziar Pascual, Manifestaciones intermediales de la literatura hispánica en el siglo XXI, Ficciones animales / animales de ficción en la literatura hispánica, etc.
She participates in the “Théâtre et crise” project from the ReCHERches group (Université de Strasbourg) with the preparation and publication of an anthology of Argentine theater (bilingual edition in collaboration with the Université de Strasbourg).

Laura Dolfi (Università degli Studi di Parma)

Professor of Spanish Literature at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Parma, where she directs the Departament of foreign languages and literatures. From 1995 to 1998, she was president of the Associazione Ispanisti Italiani (A.ISP.I) and vice president from 1992 to 1995.

Her historical and philological research and criticism focuses mainly on the study of seventeenth-century drama, and poetry and epistolary twentieth century. Among her publications on Góngora must at least mention the study on Las firmezas de Isabela (Pisa, 1983) the annotated edition of the Teatro completo (Madrid, Cátedra, 1993) and the monograph Luis de Gongora: cómo escribir teatro (in press) ; on the theater of Tirso de Molina a book Por el sótano y el torno (Firenze, 1973), and the latest Tirso and Don Giovanni, Scambi di ruoli tra di dame e cavalieri (Rome, Bulzoni, 2008) and Don Juan llega a Italia: de Tirso a Cicognini (Madrid, Ediciones del Orto, 2009). She has translated into Italian La revolución y la crítica de la cultura de Alfonso Sastre (Bologna, Cappelli, 1978) and El burlador de Sevilla y el convidado de piedra (Turin, Einaudi, 1998). Recall also the monograph Il caso Federico García Lorca. Dalla Spagna all’Italia (Rome, Bulzoni, 2006), the unpublished correspondence of Jorge Guillen and Oreste Macri (Valencia, Pretextos, 2004), and numerous unpublished letters of Larrea, Diego Cano, Zambrano, Crespo, and José A. Goytisolo miscellaneous printed volumes. She has organized and published the proceedings of international symposia: Tirso de Molina: immagine e rappresentazione (1991), Tirso de Molina: textos and intertextos (2001), Culteranismo e teatro nella Spagna del Seicento (2006, in collaboration with the University of Navarra ), L’”impossible/possible” di Federico García Lorca (1989) and Federico García Lorca e il suo tempo (1999).

She has read papers at international conferences: Theory and reality in the seventeenth century Spanish theater (Rome 1978), Calderón and Spanish theater of the Golden Age (Madrid 1981), Symposium on Tirso de Molina (Copenaghen 1984), Classical Spanish Theater Days (Almagro 1986, 2003 and 2008), The Spanish theater in the late seventeenth century (Amsterdam 1988), Tirso de Molina: the golden age to the twentieth century (Madrid-Pamplona 1994), the annual forum of debate, Gongora today. I (Cordoba 1997), Tirso de Molina and the Seducer (Madrid 1999), XXVIII Colloquium A.ISP.I. (Salamanca 2002), Conferences on classical theater (Olmedo 2008), The Duke of Lerma, Patronage and Literature in the Golden Age (2010), etc.

She belongs to the Advisory Council of the “Instituto de Estdudios Tirsianos” and the external advisory board of the Anuario de Estudios Filológicos (University of Extremadura). She directs a bilingual annotated collection of Spanish classics, “Barataria” (Naples, Liguori), and a collection of Hispanic studies and comparative literature, “Euroispanica” (Bulzoni and Rome). At the University of Parma, she directs the magazine Torre di Babele and two collections: of studies, “L’eredità di Babele”, and of translations,“Le lingue di Babele.”

Sofía Eiroa (Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Murcia)

She is a professor of dramatic theory in the School of Dramatic Art in Murcia.

Presently, she teaches the subjects “Dramatic Literature”, “Dramaturgy”, “History of the Theater”, “History of the Performing Arts” and “Theatrical semiology and sociology.

Erasmus scholarship holder (Staffordshire University); Intercampus scholarship holder (University of Posadas, Argentina). Research scholarship holder (Subproject training university professor by the MEC) 1999–2001 Postdoctoral scholarship holder of Fundación Caja Murcia 2001–2004.

Degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Murcia, she holds a European PhD in Spanish Literature (Special Award).

Specialized in Spanish theater of the Golden Age, she has published the book Técnicas dramáticas de Tirso de Molina with the University of Murcia; the critical edition of La villana de Vallecas y Mari Hernández la gallega by Tirso de Molina in the Instituto de estudios tirsianos and the edition of El vaquero de Moraña with the Prolope project. In addition to numerous articles on Spanish and Hispanic theater.

MEC Research Projects:

  • Catálogo de argumentos, temas y motivos de la comedia española, IV, Tirso de Molina”. Duration 1996 / 1999. PB 95 0516 C03 03
  • Técnicas dramáticas de la comedia española 1.3. Tirso de Molina”. Universidad de Murcia. Duration 2000 / 2002. PB 98 0314 C04 03
  • Géneros dramáticos de la comedia española. 3. Tirso de Molina” (BFF 2002–04092-C04-01)
  • Edición de la obra dramática de Rojas Zorrilla III. Comedias palatinas sueltas” (HUM2005-07408-C04-03/FILO).

Stays as a researcher at the University of Costa Rica, at the Università degli Studi di Milano, at the Instituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, at the University of Lisbon and the University of Santiago de Compostela, under the direction of Professor Alfonso Rey, collaboration with the research group led by Professor Rey in the project “Edición en prosa de la obra de Quevedo”.

She has participated in over 30 International Congresses.

Rocío Galicia (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

PhD in Modern Letters by The Iberoamerican University, she is a teacher in the same specialty and licensed in Dramatic Literature and Theater by the UNAM. Principal researcher of the Rodolfo Usigli National Theater Research Center (CITRU). Her research lines include creative processes for theater, border dramaturgy and the writings of violence.
As a result of her research, she is the author of the books: Dramaturgia en contexto 2 (Conaculta-INBA-CITRU / UJED / Libros de Godot, 2015); compilation and introductory study of the book Casi muerte, casi vida. Manifestaciones teatrales en la frontera norte de México (Conaculta-INBA-CITRU / Libros de Godot, 2011); compilation and introductory study of the book by Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, ¡Viva el teatro! (Libros de Godot, 2010); introductory study of Hotel Juárez. Dramaturgia de feminicidios (UJED, 2008); Ánimas y santones. Vida y milagros del Niño Fidencio, El Tiradito y Malverde (Conaculta / INBA / Libros de Godot, 2008); Dramaturgia en contexto I (Conaculta-Fondo Regional para la Cultura y las Artes del Noreste / INBA-CITRU, 2007); Una comedia a la antigua. Bitácora del montaje (Conaculta-INBA-CITRU / Escenología, 2003, en coautoría con Emma Dib); she was also the director of the documentaryDe oficio alquimistas. Los técnicos en el teatro (Conaculta-INBA-Cenidiap, 2005).
Her essays and articles are compiled in a hundred collective books and specialized magazines from Mexico and abroad. She has prefaced the work of the dramatists: Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, Enrique Mijares, Antonio Zúñiga, Alejandro Román and Roberto Corella. In the teaching area, she has been a graduate professor at the Juarez University of the State of Durango and the Autonomous University of Chihuahua. She has advised thesis of undergraduate and master students at the National School of Theater Arts, the BA in Dramatic Literature and Theater of the UNAM and the Master of Science and Humanities of the Juarez University of the State of Durango. She has been a speaker and lecturer at various conferences and specialized meetings in contemporary theater.
She is the academic coordinator of the editorial collection Biblioteca de Estudios Teatrales of the Editorial Libros de Godot; she also coordinates the research group Teatro de Fronteras of the Mexican Association of Theater Research (AMIT). She is currently a consultant in the theater area of the International Institute of Quality Assurance.

José Luis García Barrientos (CSIC)

PhD in Philology from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Professor of Research at the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), director of Revista de Literatura, postgraduate professor at the UCM and Carlos University III de Madrid and Principal Investigator of the project “Análisis de la dramaturgia actual en español”. Specialist in theater theory, he is the author of more than three hundred publications, including books, translated into Arabic and French, as Drama y tiempo, Cómo se analiza una obra de teatro, Teatro y ficción or La razón pertinaz.
More information in www.joseluisgarciabarrientos.com

Rafael González Cañal (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)

He holds a PhD in Hispanic Philology, Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and co-director of the Classical Theater Workshop held annually at the Festival de Teatro Clásico de Almagro. It is one of the editors of this conference Proceedings.

He specializes in poetry and drama of the Golden Age. He has edited several works by authors from this era as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Mira de Amescua or el conde de Rebolledo, as well as publishing numerous articles on the theater of Lope, Tirso, Calderón and Rojas Zorrilla.

With Ubaldo Cerezo Rubio, he published Catálogo de comedias sueltas del Museo Nacional del Teatro de Almagro, (Almagro, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha-Centro de Documentación Teatral, 1994), Catálogo de comedias sueltas del fondo Entrambasaguas, (Kassel, Edition Reichenberger, 1998) y el Catálogo de Teatro de la Biblioteca Histórica de Madrid. Fondo Mesonero Romanos (Madrid, Ayuntamiento de Madrid, 2009).

He is author of a personal bibliography of Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, conducted in collaboration with Ubaldo Cerezo and Germán Vega García-Luengos (Kassel, Reichenberger, 2007) and, currently, he directs, with Felipe B. Pedraza, a critical edition of the complete works of this playwright, which have been published the first two volumes: Obras completas I, Primera parte de comedias: No hay amigo para amigo, No hay ser padre siendo rey, Donde hay agravios, no hay celos y Casarse por vengarse, (Cuenca, Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 2007) y Obras completas II, Primera parte de comedias: Obligados y ofendidos. Persiles y Sigismunda. Peligrar en los remedios. Los celos de Rodamonte (Cuenca, Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 2009).

Since 2006 he is Vice President of the Spanish Association of Bibliography (AEB) and since 2009 he is President of the Asociación Internacional de Teatro Español y Novohispano de los Siglos de Oro (AITENSO).

Margaret R. Greer (Duke University)

She teaches Spanish literature and culture in the Department of «Romance Studies» and director of the Center for Medieval Studies and First Modernity at Duke University. Her publications include: Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Race and Religion in the Renaissance Empires. (Ed. Quillian Maureen and Walter Mignolo, 2007), Approaches to Teaching Early Modern Spanish Drama (ed. with Laura Bass, 2006), Maria de Zayas Tells Baroque Tales of Love and the Cruelty of Men (2000), an anthology of stories of Maria de Zayas in English, Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion (trans. and ed. to Elizabeth Rhodes, 2008), The Play of Power: Mythological Court Dramas of Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1992) and editions of works Calderon, La estatua de Prometeo y Basta callar. Current projects include a study of the tragedy of the first Spanish modernity and «Manos Theater: Cyber-paleography and a virtual world of the theater of the Golden Age», a collaborative project focused on a database of theatrical manuscripts of the late sixteenth to early eighteenth centuries.

Francisco Gutiérrez Carbajo (UNED)

PhD in Hispanic Philology and Spanish Literature Chair in UNED, he published numerous books and papers among which: La copla flamenca y la lírica de tipo popular, 2 vols; La hermenéutica del Quijote en María Zambrano; La crítica teatral de José Yxart;  La nueva novela española; Elementos teatrales de “Ayer 27 de octubre”, de Lauro Olmo; Adaptaciones fílmicas de teatro histórico; Las bicicletas son para el verano (adaptación cinematográfica); Teatro contemporáneo: Alfonso Vallejo, Seis manifestaciones artísticas. Seis creadoras actuales, Tragedia y comedia en el teatro español actual, etc.

He edited, among other books, , La Celestina; Relatos de Madrid (s. XVII-XIX); Peribáñez y el Comendador de Ocaña byLope de Vega; Declaración de un vencido and Criadero de Curas by Alejandro Sawa; Panic, and Salvajes by Alfonso Vallejo;  Un cierto sabor a angulas by Lauro Olmo; Miserere para medio fraile and Un solo de saxofón by Carlos Muñiz; Testa de copo by Alfonso Grosso; Cuentos de amor y humor al fresco by Alonso de Santos; Las bicicletas son para el verano by F. Fernán-Gómez; Cúpula Fortuna byJerónimo López Mozo; etc. He also coedited works like Bajtín y la literatura; La novela histórica a finales del siglo XX; Biografías literarias; Teatro histórico (1975−1998). Textos y representaciones, etc.

He directed four research projects and collaborated in six others. He is Director of the Editorial Board of the Ediciones Demófilo and member of several international journals.

Javier Huerta Calvo (Universidad Complutense)

He received his degree and PhD from the University Complutense. Between 1985 and 1990 he was Professor of Spanish Literature in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and today it is in Spanish Philology Department II of the UCM. He is director of the Instituto del Teatro de Madrid. Coordinates also Research Group Seminar Theater Studies, and directs the course Introduction to the Study of Drama, in the Complutense Summer School.

He majored in brief theater and festive literature from the golden age, an issue which has published several books: Teatro breve de los siglos XVI y XVII, Antología del teatro breve del siglo XVII, El nuevo mundo de la risa, Una fiesta burlesca del siglo de oro, El teatro breve en la Edad de Oro…), also numerous articles on the subject.

He has lectured in various Spanish and foreign universities, and organized several international seminars and symposia, as El humor en España, El teatro español a fines del siglo XVII, held in Amsterdam, Tiempo de burlas, Calderón en Europa

He is editor of books onFormas carnavalescas en el arte y la literatura, Al margen de la Ilustración. Cultura popular, arte y literatura en el siglo XVIII, Diccionario de personajes de Calderón y Diccionario de personajes de Tirso de Molina, monographs magazines, such as Teatro y Carnaval, Clásicos entre siglos y Clásicos sin fronteras. He has also edited the Entremeses de Cervantes, Teatro fantástico of Benavente, and the Obra dramática completa of Juan Gutiérrez Gili (the latter two in collaboration with Emilio Peral), and El público of Lorca.

Other publications are El teatro medieval y renacentista, De Poética y política. Nueva lectura del Canto personal, de Leopoldo Panero, Historia de mil y un juanes. Onomástica y Folklore (with José Luis Alonso Hernández), and Teatro español (de la A a la Z).

He is director of the Historia del teatro español(Editorial Gredos), and Historia del teatro breve en España (Editorial Iberoamericana / Vervuert) also the CD-ROM El viaje entretenido. Historia virtual del teatro español, in collaboration with Andres Pelaez. Recently, he addressed the critical edition of the Obra completa of Leopoldo Panero, issued by the Diputación de León and the city hall of Astorga.

Teresa Julio (Universitat de Vic)

Full Professor of the Department of Translation, Interpretation and Applied Languages ??of the Faculty of Education, Translation and Human Sciences of the University of Vic. Degree in Spanish Philology (specialties of Spanish Language and Spanish Literature) and in Catalan Philology by the University of Valencia, and PhD in Hispanic Philology from the University of Barcelona. Specialist in the theater of the Spanish Golden Age, specifically in the dramaturgy of Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla and Antonio Enríquez Gómez, of whom she has edited several comedies and has written numerous articles, and in gender studies. she has intervened in research projects of the University of Castilla-La Mancha and the University of Vic, and is a member of the Institute of Classical Theater of Almagro and the GETLIHC (Grup d’Estudis de gènere: translation, literature, history and communication) of the UVic.
Currently working on the project of the “Edición y estudios de las comedias a nombre de Antonio Enríquez Gómez” and in the “Traducción y censura: género e ideología (1939−2000).“
She is coordinator of the Degree in Translation Studies, member of the Doctorate School Committee, director of the Capsa de Pandora Collection of Eumo Editorial and coordinator of the Doctorate Program in Translation, Gender and Cultural Studies.

A. Robert Lauer (University of Oklahoma)

He is professor of Spanish literature at the University of Oklahoma (USA). He specializes in theater and literature of the Golden Age, contemporary Hispanic theater and cinema. He is chief editor of the monographic series Iberian (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.), which has published 40 books. He is part of the editorial board of the Bulletin of the Comediantes and the advisory board of the Anuario calderoniano. He is also member of the board of the Association of Cervantes. He has published five books: Cervantes and His Legacy in Contemporary Fiction (Hyderabad, India, 2006), co-edited with Sonya S. Gupta, Cervantes y su mundo III (Kassel: Reichenberger, 2005), co-edited with Kurt Reichenberger, The Restoration of Monarchy: «Fates and sides are happy and unhappy» (Kassel: Reichenberger, 1997); Hispanic Essays in Honor of Frank P. Casa (New York: Peter Lang, 1997), co-edited with Henry W. Sullivan and Tyrannicide and Drama. Part I. The Tradition of Tyrannicide from Polybius to Suarez. Part II. The Tyrannicide Drama in Spain from 1579 to 1698 (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1987). He has written nearly a hundred articles and essays in books and professional magazines as Anthropos, Archivum Calderonianum, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (Glasgow), Bulletin of the Comediantes, Chasqui, Comedia Performance, Comparative Literature and Culture, Didascalia, Entorno, Estudios, The European Legacy, Gestos, Hispanic Horizon, Hispanic Review, Hispanista, Noesis, Pacific Coast Philology, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Romanistisches Jahrbuch and Simile.

Abraham Madroñal Durán (CSIC)

He is a research scientist at the Institute of Language, Literature and Anthropology of the CSIC. He has been deputy director of CORDE (Corpus Diacrónico del Español) of the Real Academia Española.

Researcher specialized in Spanish Literature of Golden Age, he has published several books like on Nuevos entremeses atribuidos a Luis Quiñones de Benavente (Kassel, Reichenberger, 1996), or Baltasar Elisio de Medinilla y la poesía toledana de principios de siglo XVII (Madrid, Iberoamericana, 1999), De grado y de gracias. Vejámenes universitarios de los Siglos de Oro (2005), or Humanismo y filología en el siglo de Oro (En torno a la obra de Bartolomé Jiménez Patón) (Madrid, Iberoamericana, 2009).

In collaboration with various specialists he has prepared the edition of Baltasar Gracián: El héroe (Palma de Mallorca, Olañeta, 2001), and el Héroe y el Oráculo (Madrid, Castalia, 2003), L. Quiñones de Benavente: La Jocoseria (Madrid, Iberoamericana, 2001) and the Diccionario fraseológico del Siglo de Oro (Barcelona, Serbal, 2008).

For his research he has won the award Rivadeneira of the Royal Spanish Academy.

He is editor and scholar of classical authors such as Bartolomé Jiménez Patón, Antonio Martínez de Meneses, and others; he has published articles in specialized magazines devoted to cases such as harassment, academies, literary fair, the bibliography of various topics or the registry of printed documentd and manuscripts.

He is also director of the Clásicos hispánicos collection and secretary of the magazine Anales Cervantinos, in the CSIC.

Rosa Navarro Durán (Universidad de Barcelona)

She is Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Barcelona, where he has been teaching since 1969. She specializes in Spanish literature from the Golden Age.

Among its highlights text editions of the anonymous Libro de las suertes (CSIC, 1986), the Obras of Luis Carrillo y Sotomayor (Castalia, 1990), the Poesía of Francisco de Aldana (Planeta, 1994), the Diálogo de las cosas acaecidas en Roma (Cátedra, 1992) and the Diálogo de Mercurio y Carón (Cátedra, 1999) of Alfonso de Valdés, the Novelas ejemplares of Miguel de Cervantes (Alianza Editorial, 1995 and 2005), La dama boba and El perro del hortelano (Hermes , 2001) and La famosa tragicomedia de Peribáñez of Lope de Vega (Biblioteca Nueva, 2002), La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes of Alfonso de Valdés (Alfonsípolis, 2003 and 2006, and Biblioteca Castro, 2004); Tragicomedia de Lisandro y Rosalia of Sancho de Muñón (Cátedra, 2009) and she is editor of five volumes of Novela picaresca (Biblioteca Castro, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010). She is the author Poemas inéditos de Félix Persio, Bertiso (Seville, 1983), Comentar textos literarios (Alhambra, 1990), La mirada al texto (Ariel, 1995), ¿Por qué hay que leer a los clásicos? (Ariel, 1996), Cómo leer un poema (Ariel, 1998), «Lazarillo de Tormes» de Alfonso de Valdés (SEMYR, 2002), Alfonso de Valdés, autor del «Lazarillo de Tormes» (Gredos, 2003; 2ª ampliada, 2004), «Lazarillo de Tormes» y las lecturas de Alfonso de Valdés (Cuenca, 2003), Cervantes (Síntesis, 2003), Escenas cervantinas (Alianza Editorial, 2005) y «Suplico a vuestra merced…». Invitación a la lectura del «Lazarillo de Tormes» (Editorial Academia del Hispanismo, 2008).. And adaptations of classic books for children and students: El «Quijote» contado a los niños (Edebé, 2005), Tirante el Blanco contado a los niños (Edebé, 2005); Cantar de Mio Cid (Edebé, 2007), La Celestina (Edebé, 2008), etc.

Mariano de Paco (Universidad de Murcia)

Professor of Spanish Literature (20th century) of the University of Murcia, where he studied Romance and Hispanic Philology and Philosophy at the University of Valencia. He received several prizes as the National End Degree Prize, the Extraordinary Degree and PhD Prizes and the Ramón Sijé essay Priza. He gets, thanks to his academic merits, the Víctor de Plata Prize and the Alfonso X el Sabio Cross. He is founder member of the Fine Arts Academy of Santa María de la Arrixaca of Murcia. Mainly theater specialist, he published and edited about Antonio Buero Vallejo (which he edited, with Luis Iglesias Feijoo, his Obra Completa), the Álvarez Quintero brothers, Vicente Medina, Jacinto Benavente, Azorín, Carlos Arniches, García Lorca, Rafael Alberti, Jardiel Poncela, Carmen Conde, Miguel Hernández, José María Pemán, Alejandro Casona, José Ricardo Morales, José María Camps, Alfonso Paso, Alfonso Sastre, Lauro Olmo, José Martín Recuerda, Fernando Martín Iniesta, Carmen Resino, Concha Romero, Paloma Pedrero, Eduardo Galán, Jesús Carazo, Ernesto Caballero, Juan Mayorga y Ana Zamora.

Emilio Peral Vega (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

He holds PhD in Hispanic Philology and Honors Degree and PhD from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in which Department of Spanish II (Spanish Literature) is Associate Professor. Specialist in contemporary Spanish theater is also a member of the Instituto del Teatro de Madrid, Coordinator of the Master in Theatre Arts from the UCM, and member of the Editorial Committee of important publications in the world of theater, such as Acotaciones and Pygmalion.

He has published several editions and books, among them Formas del teatro breve español en el siglo XX (1892−1939) (Fundación Universitaria Española), the Diccionario de teatro. Teatro español [de la A a la Z] (Espasa), La vuelta de Pierrot. Poética moderna para una máscara antigua (Edinexus) and De un teatro en silencio: la pantomima en España de 1890 a 1939 (Anthropos). He coordinated –in collaboration with Fernando Doménech– Volume II of Historia del teatro español (Gredos), in collaboration with J. Huerta and Jesús Ponce, the volume entitled Tiempo de burlas. En torno a la literatura burlesca del Siglo de Oro (Verbum), in collaboration with J. Huerta and Héctor Urzaiz, the book Calderón en Europa, published by Vervuert, and in collaboration with J. Huerta and Emilio Miró the volume Perfil de Cernuda (Verbum), among many other publications.

Also, he is the author of over fifty research papers about various aspects of the theatrical work of authors such as Jacinto Benavente, Federico García Lorca, Eduardo Blanco-Amor and Luis Cernuda, as well as various issues around the survival of the Golden Age dramatic tradition and the current drama in Spain. He alternates teaching and research with literary criticism, work that he develops from the pages of the prestigious Revista de libros.

Eduardo Pérez-Rasilla (Universidad Carlos III)

PhD in Hispanic Philology and degree in Romance Philology and Professor of Spanish Literature at the University
Carlos III of Madrid. Previously he has taught at the Real Escuela de Arte Dramático (RESAD) in Madrid and high chair professor of Secondary Education.
He is invited professor of the Master in Performing Arts of University of Vigo and is professor and coordinator of the module of Performing Arts from the Master in Cultural Management at the University Carlos III of Madrid.
His preferred lines of research are related to the theater, singularly with contemporary theater. He is or has been part of the editorial boards of magazines like Estreno (USA), Acotaciones, Don Galán, Revista Galega de Teatro, ADE-Teatro, etc. He has published articles in Spanish and international journals and numerous book chapters in collective works. He has commented and annotated several editions of numerous contemporary playwrights or authors from the Golden Age, 19th and 10th century.
Among his books, El premio Lope de Vega. Historia y desarrollo (written together with Julio Checa), which won the Leandro Fernandez Moratinos of stage essays Prize. He also won the theater prize Palma de Alicante.

Andrés Pérez-Simón (University of Cincinnati)

Assistant Professor of Spanish at the department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati. He previously taught Spanish literature at Indiana University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, with a doctoral dissertation titled «The Theatrical Pendulum: Theatricality and Audience in Modern European Theatre.» His study analyzes the renovation of the modernist stage by means of the rediscovery of the traditions of the com media dell’arte, marionette and puppet theatre, and liturgical drama.

He authored Drama, literatura, filosofía: Itinerarios del modernismo español y europeo (Madrid: Fundamentos, 2015), and he is currently working on a manuscript on the baroque sources of Federico García Lorca’s theatre. He is the editor of the digital repository New Drama in Spanish, the outcome of a joint educational and research project with Ignacio García May (RESAD).

With interest in the theatrical theory of the Prague Circle, he has coedited the volume Structuralism(s) Today: Paris, Prague, Tartu (Ottawa: Legas Press, 2009), and he has been responsible (with Emil Volek) for the first Spanish translation of the essay «The Prague School Theory of Theater», first published by Jirí Veltruský in 1981 and now published in the theatre journal Gestos  (51.1). He also reviewed the anthology Teoría teatral de la Escuela de Praga: de la fenomenología a la semiótica performative, edited by Jarmila Jandová and Emil Volek, in Anagnórisis 10 (Dic. 2014).

He was the chief editor of the journal Transverse from 2006 to 2008, and editor of the Spanish section of the Cincinnati Romance Review. Before studying in Canada, he earned the degrees of Journalism and Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is also Doctor Europeus, Universidad de Jaén, with a dissertation on the influence of expressionism on chapter «Circe» of James Joyce’s Ulysses. He was granted two fellowships to conduct research in the Zürich James Joyce Foundation under the supervision of Fritz Senn.

Most of his publications are available under the “Research” tag in his personal website www.andresperezsimon.com.

Lola Proaño Gómez (Pasadena City College)

Lola Proaño Gómez is a PhD. in theater and Latin American poetry at the University of California Irvine. Master of Philosophy at the California State University, Los Angeles and PhD in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Quito. Currently, she is Professor Emeritus of Pasadena City College. As a guest lecturer, she has given seminars in postgraduate courses at the University of the Republic, Montevideo, the Catholic University of Quito, the National University of Buenos Aires and the National University of La Plata.
She has published Poética, política y Ruptura: Argentina 1966–73 (Atuel, Buenos Aires, 2002); Poéticas de la globalización en el teatro latinoamericano: 1950–2007 (Gestos, Irvine, 2007); Feminismo y teatro en Latinoamérica (Editorial Académica española, 2012); Estética comunitaria. Miradas desde la filosofía y la política (Biblos, Buenos Aires, 2013); Antología de teatro latinoamericano: 1950–2007(Instituto Nacional de Teatro Argentina, 2010 –3vs.); Todo a pulmón. Entrevistas a diez teatristas argentinos (co-edition and Prologue Proaño, Lola & Gustavo Geirola) Argus-a. Buenos Aires-Los Angeles, 2014. Proaño Gómez has also publications in professional journals in the US, Spain, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina.
She is currently a Guest Researcher of the Gino Germanni Institute of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires and is part of the “Teatro, Política y Sociedad en América Latina” group ” and she is working on her next project that investigates the relationship between feminist theory and the Latin American scene.

Octavio Rivera Krakowska (Universidad Veracruzana)

PhD in Hispanic Literature by El Colegio de México.
He has been Coordinator of the Postgraduate in Performing Arts of the Universidad Veracruzana and member of the Executive Committee of the Mexican Association of Theater Research (AMIT).
He is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI), of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Spanish and New Spanish Theater of the Golden Age (AITENSO), of the Center for Studies, Creation and Documentation of Arts (CECDA) of the University Veracruzana and the Organizing Committee of the Puppet and Performing Arts Colloquium that takes place annually, since 2013, in Xalapa (Mexico), organized by the Universidad Veracruzana, the puppet theater company Merequetengue Artes Vivas, the Universidad Iberoamericana (CDMX), the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the National Research, Documentation and Information Center “Rodolfo Usigli” (CITRU-INBA).
He is currently a Full Time Professor at the Faculty of Theater of the Universidad Veracruzana.
His teaching, research work and publications are focused, in particular, on twentieth-century New Mexico theater and theater and drama.

José Romera Castillo (UNED)

Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Córdoba and the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Madrid). Academic Member of the Royal Academy of Letters in Barcelona, the American Academy of Spanish Language and the Philippine Academy of Spanish Language and the Academy of Letters of Granada. Honorary member of the Andalusian Association of Semiotics and Honorary President of the Spanish Association of Semiotics. He is Director of the Department of Spanish Literature and Literary Theory, UNED. He is Director and founder of the Research Center of Literary Semiotics, Theater and New Technologies (UNED), whose activities can be seen in http://www.uned.es/centro-investigacion-SELITEN@T.

Specialist in Spanish Literature and Theater of the Golden Age and of the twentieth century autobiographical writing; as well as in Semiotics Literary, Theater and New Technologies.

He has published over twenty books and over one hundred articles, in relation to lines of research practice: Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature, Contemporary Literature, Literary Theory (field of semiotics); Autobiography; Literature and New Technologies, Teaching language and literature, the theatrical. Only the latter are: Con Antonio Gala (Estudios sobre su obra) (Madrid: UNED, 1996). He has been editor and a foreword by works of Antonio Gala, José M ª Rodríguez Méndez, Jerónimo López Mozo, José Luis Alonso de Santos, Iñigo Ramírez de Haro, etc.; as well as Teatro histórico (1975−1998); Del teatro al cine y la televisión en la segunda mitad del siglo XX (Madrid: Visor Libros, 2002); Teatro y memoria en la segunda mitad del siglo XX (Madrid: Visor Libros, 2003); Teatro, prensa y nuevas tecnologías (1990−2003) (Madrid: Visor Libros, 2004); Dramaturgias femeninas en la segunda mitad del siglo XX (Madrid: Visor Libros, 2005); Tendencias escénicas al inicio del siglo XXI (Madrid: Visor Libros, 2006); Análisis de espectáculos teatrales(2000–2006) (Madrid: Visor Libros, 2007).

Javier Rubiera (Université de Montréal)

Javier Rubiera is “professeur titulaire” of the University of Montreal. PhD in Hispanic Philology from the University of Oviedo (1993), he carried out postdoctoral research in Japan with a scholarship from The Japan Foundation (1995−1996), being a guest researcher at The Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. Since 1998 he has been a professor in the Department of Literatures and Modern Languages of the University of Montreal, where he has been director of the Hispanic studies section (2001−2004) and director of higher studies (2006−2011). After his studies and publications on Japanese theater, since 1998 his research work has focused on the Spanish theater of the Golden Age with a special dedication to these five areas: a) theory of the theatrical space applied to the study of Spanish comedy, which led to the publication of the book La construcción del espacio en la comedia española del siglo de oro (Arco/Libros, 2005); b) reflection on the operation of «reading the theater» and its origin in the western tradition, rescuing an important text of the Spanish humanist Simón Abril, not reissued since 1577 and almost unknown (Para entender el cómico artificio. Terencio, Donato-Evancio y la traducción de Pedro Simón Abril, Academia del Hispanismo, 2009); c) the edition of classical theater texts, actively collaborating in the coordination of different editions within the Research Group Proteo, linked to the University of Burgos, being currently a member of the Group Prolope lined to the Autonomous University of Barcelona ; d) the study of the character of the devil in the Spanish comedy, about which he has published numerous articles and on which he prepares a monograph; e) he Iberian missionary theater in Japan during the Spanish-Portuguese presence in Japanese lands in the sixteenth century, currently financed and until 2020 by the Human Sciences Research Council of Canada. Since 2007 he collaborated in the creation and start-up of Teatro de palabras. Revista de teatro áureo, the first digital theater journal of the 16th and 17th centuries, along with professors Alfredo Hermenegildo and Ricardo Serrano, co-editor of seven issues.

Adrián J. Sáez (Université de Neuchâtel)

PhD from the University of Navarra, he has worked at the Universität Münster (Germany) thanks to the Horstmann Prize and is currently a professor of Hispanic Literature at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). He has dealt with Calderón, Cervantes, Lope, Quevedo, the relationship between literature and art, geography and diplomacy, among other things. Some of his publications are El ingenio del arte: la pintura en la poesía de Quevedo (Visor Libros, 2015) and the editions of La devoción de la cruz de Calderón (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2014), Pedro de Urdemalas (RAE, 2016) and the Poesías cervantinas (Cátedra, 2016). He has in press the monograph Godos de papel: identidad nacional y reescritura en el Siglo de Oro and two editions of La tía fingida and the Información de Argel de Cervantes (Cátedra). More information: www.ajsaez.com and unine.academia.edu/AdriánJSáez

Marta Segarra (Universidad de Barcelona)

She is a professor of feminist theory and gender studies and literature and French and Francophone cinema at the University of Barcelona and director of the Center Dona i Literatura and of the UNESCO Chair Women, Development and cultures from the same university. She is a research associate at the Centre de Recherche en Études féminines et en Études de genre of the University of Paris 8, where she has been a guest lecturer on several occasions and at the Collège International de Philosophie (Paris). She has taught graduate classes at Harvard University, Université de la Sorbonne-Paris IV, Dartmouth College and The State University of New York at Albany, among others.

She has published numerous magazine articles and book chapters in the field of women’s literature, literary criticism and feminist theory and contemporary French literature, in English, French, Spanish and Catalan, and the following books: Una topografía del ser: Una topografía del ser: Espacio y temporalidad en Henri Michaux (Sevilla, 1992), Leur pesant de poudre: romancières francophones du Maghreb (París, 1997), Mujeres magrebíes: la voz y la mirada en la literatura norteafricana (Barcelona, 1998), Historia de las literaturas francófonas (con A. González Salvador y R. de Diego, Madrid, 2002), Traces du désir (París, 2008) y Nouvelles romancières du Maghreb (París, 2010).

She has directed several collective volumes, among the latter include: Le désir et ses interprétations (2008), L’événement comme écriture: Lire Cixous et Derrida (2007), Políticas del deseo: Literatura y cine (2007), Ver con Hélène Cixous (2006) y Joyful Babel. Translating Hélène Cixous (con Myriam Diocaretz, 2004). She has edited The Portable Cixous (2010), Praxis de la diferencia. Liberación y libertad de Françoise Collin (2006), Lengua por venir/Langue à venir. Seminario de Barcelona, de Hélène Cixous y Jacques Derrida (2004), among others.

She directs the collection “Mujeres y culturas” of Icaria Editorial, she is a member of the redaction committee of Lectora. Revista de dones i textualitat and of the Editorial Board of “Critical Studies” (Rodopi), and director of the international magazine Expressions maghrébines (rated A in the ERIH lists of the European Science Foundation).

Antonio Serrano Agulló (I.E.S. Sol de Portocarrero)

Degree on Philosophy and Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Ph.D. from the University of Seville with a thesis on the theater of Antonio Mira de Amescua.

His professional activity always develops as a secondary school teacher centers Cheste (Valencia), Malaga and Almería.

He has been part of the “Seminario de Métodos de la Enseñanza de la Poesía”, organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Andalusian Government and chaired by Professor Jorge Urrutia; he belonged several years to the Reading Commission of the Azorin Novel Prize, awarded Alicante City Council; he is a member and has been assistant manager of “Aula-Biblioteca Mira de Amescua” at the University of Granada; he was part of the Scientific Committee of the Second International Congress on Language Education and Literature held in Almeria (1999); he has been a member of the “Seminario de Investigación de Clásicos Andaluces”, sponsored by the Centro Andaluz de Teatro; he has been a judge on several occasions the National Competition of Amateur Theater of the Mediterranean, held in Roquetas de Mar (Almería); for several years he worked in the Comisión Asesora del Patio de Comedias de Torralba de Calatrava (Ciudad Real); he has been a member of the Academic and Artistic Commission of the International Congress to mark the fourth centenary of Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla (Toledo, 2007).

He has advised several theater productions of works by the seventeenth century and given lectures and participated in panel discussions of various conferences.

He has published articles, forewords and reviews playwrights and novelists of the Golden Age, of contemporary theater, as well as magazines about war.

He was coeditor of 10 volumes of proceedings of the Days of the Golden Age Theater, which were held in Almería since 1984. He is the author of Teatro e Historia en Mira de Amescua. La próspera y adversa fortuna de don Bernardo de Cabrera, (Kassel, Reichenberger, 2007) and coauthor of the Cuaderno de Teatro Andaluz del siglo XVI y Cuaderno del Teatro Andaluz del siglo XVII, (Sevilla, Consejería de Cultura, Centro Andaluz de Teatro, 2004 and 2006, respectively).

From 2005 to 2007 he was director of the “Aula de Teatro” at the University of Almería, codirector of the Summer Course at the same university “El teatro Universitario en la Segunda mitad del siglo XX” (2007).

Since 1984, he directs the Days of Golden Age Theater (Jornadas de Teatro de Siglo de Oro) held annually in Almería.

Marisa Sotelo Vázquez (Universidad de Barcelona)

Professor of Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature at the Faculty of Philology at the University of Barcelona. Since 2005, She is vice president of the Society XIX CENTURY SPANISH LITERATURE. Specialist in literature of the second half of the nineteenth century, during which fits his doctoral thesis, Las ideas literarias y estéticas de Emilia Pardo Bazán (1876−1921), Ph.D. award in 1989. She is part of the Research Project Historia de la crítica literaria española (1788−1975). Author of numerous articles on Pérez Galdós, Pereda, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Leopoldo Alas, Palacio Valdés, Rafael Altamira, as well as of works devoted to the study of nineteenth-century press and the reception of naturalism in Spain, both in criticism and the novel . Editor of La Quimera, La Tribuna and Un viaje de novios of Emilia Pardo Bazán, Fortunata y Jacinta of Pérez Galdós, and Pepita Jiménez of Valera. In the twentieth century literature, she has edited El camino of Miguel Delibes and she has devoted several studies to Pío Baroja, Antonio Machado, Pedro Salinas, Jorge Luis Borges, Ana María Matute, Carmen Laforet, Miguel Delibes and Gonzalo Torrente Ballester.

Among her latest works is the book Un poco de crítica. Artículos de Emilia Pardo Bazán en el ABC de Madrid (1918−1921), which falls within one of the last lines of work, relations between literature and periodicals. She has also participated in various collective volumes as La Biblia en la literatura Española moderna. III with the chapter “La Biblia en el realismo al final del siglo XIX: Emilia Pardo Bazán” and “Las utopías femeninas en la vida y la pluma de Emilia Pardo Bazán” in Le temps des possibles. Regards sur l’utopie en Espagne au XIXe siècle. She has recently published part of the unpublished correspondence between the Catalan editor Santiago Valentí Camps and some Spanish writers of his time and she has worked in the Diccionario histórico de la traducción Española (Gredos, 2010).

Héctor Urzáiz Tortajada (Universidad de Valladolid)

PhD in Hispanic Philology from the Complutense University and Master in Spanish Literature from the University of Ottawa, he has been a professor at both centers. Since 2005 he belongs to the University of Valladolid, where he has been a Ramón y Cajal researcher; in 2008 it received the Scientific Excellence accreditation of the “I3 Program” of the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Since 2010 he has been a Full Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Valladolid.
Specialized in Golden Age theater, he has published a Catálogo de autores teatrales del siglo XVII, the Diccionarios de personajes of Calderón and Tirso de Molina (with Javier Huerta Calvo), y the Espasa-Calpe Dictionnary Teatro Español de la A a la Z (with Huerta and Emilio Peral), as well as more than forty articles in monographs, conference proceedings and journals such as Rilce, Criticón, Anales Cervantinos, Ínsula, Revista de Literatura, Acotaciones, Teatro, Cuadernos de Teatro Clásico, eHumanista or Cincinnati Romance Review. He has also edited several monographs and conference proceedings, and coordinated the first volume of the History of the Spanish Theater of Gredos directed by Javier Huerta. He has also published works by playwrights such as Vélez de Guevara (Teatro breve completo), Lope de Vega (El caballero de Olmedo) and Agustín Moreto (Antioco y Seleuco).
Since several years he is directing the CLEMIT research project («Censuras y licencias en manuscritos e impresos teatrales»), financed by the National I+D Plan. The CLEMIT project has received recently grant for its third phase, and its first results of research on theater censorship in the Golden Age and the 18th century can already be consulted in the database available on the Internet in an open manner.
He is co-director of the journal Castilla. Estudios de Literatura (from the Universidad de Valladolid), and academic coordinator of the Classic Theater Festival of Olmedo.

Germán Vega García-Luengos (Universidad de Valladolid)

He is Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Valladolid. Specialist in Spanish classical drama, he has published over one hundred works on various authors (Lope, Calderón, Godínez, Rojas, Alarcón, Vélez) and respects (location, authorship, reception, literary and historical implications). He has taught courses and lectures in European and American universities, and participated in many international meetings. He has also directed more than a dozen conferences, doctoral programs and research projects. He is honorary president of the Asociación Internacional de Teatro Español y Novohispano de los Siglos de Oro, director of the Festival de Teatro Olmedo Clásico and coordinator of the Symposium on the Theater of the Golden Age. He directs two collections devoted to the Golden Age and the classical theater, «Fastiginia. Estudios de Siglo de Oro» and «Olmedo Clásico». He is on the editorial boards of various publishers and magazines.

Lorena Verzero (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

She is a attached researcher of the CONICET (National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, Argentina), based in the IIGG (Gino Germani Research Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Buenos Aires — UBA). Doctor in History and Theory of Arts, UBA; Master in Humanities, Carlos III University of Madrid; Bachelor and Professor of Letters, UBA.
She is a Full Professor of the Semiology subject at UBA XXI and Professor in charge of the Thesis Development Seminar of the Masters in Theater (Faculty of Art, National University of the Center of the Province of Buenos Aires — UNICEN).
As a guest professor, she has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at various universities, including the University of the Republic (Montevideo), the National University of the Northeast (UNNE), the UNA (National University of the Arts), the UBA.
She specializes in the relationships between performing practices, politics and society in the recent history of Latin America, and in studies on theatrical memories.
She coordinates the Studies Group on Contemporary Theater, Politics and Society in Latin America (IIGG-UBA), and participates in research projects in that house of studies, at the National University of Lanús (UNLa) and in the IDES (Economic and Social Development Institute).
She is the director of the journal Afuera. Estudios de Crítica Cultural (www.revistaafuera.com) and she was artistic director of Proteatro (2011−2013). She integrates various national and international associations and networks.
She is the author of Teatro militante: Radicalización artística y política en los años ’70 (Biblos, 2013). Recently she has edited together with Lola Proaño Gómez Perspectivas políticas de la escena latinoamericana. Diálogos en tiempo presente (Argus-a, 2017): http://www.argus-a.com.ar/archivos-ebooks/698–1.pdf

María Francisca Vilches de Frutos (CSIC)

Research Professor of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, from 1986 she directs the Research team of “Historia, Crítica y Teoría del Teatro Español del Siglo XX-XXI” in the CSIC. Editor since 1993 of the magazine Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea/Annals of Contemporary Spanish Literature (Philadelphia, USA), she belongs to the Advisory Committees of the magazines Estreno (Austin, USA), Hispanística (Bourgogne, France), Clepsydra (Santa Cruz de Tenerife).

At the study of literature and drama in Spain she has spent hundreds of articles, several critical panorama (Routledge, Espasa Calpe, Crítica) and 14 monographs, among which could be highlighted: El teatro de Federico García Lorca en la construcción de la identidad colectiva española (Philadelphia, Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, 2008); Mitos e identidades en el teatro español contemporáneo (Ámsterdam/New York, Rodopi, 2005); the edition of La casa de Bernarda Alba, de Federico García Lorca (Madrid, Cátedra, 2005); Teatro y Sociedad en la España actual (Frankfurt am Main, Vervuert, 2003) –with Wilfried Floeck-; Teatro y cine: la búsqueda de nuevos lenguajes expresivos (Boulder, Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, 2001–2002); La escena madrileña entre 1926 y 1931: un lustro de transición (Madrid, Fundamentos, 1997); El teatro en España entre la tradición y la vanguardia [1918–1939] (Madrid, Fundación Federico García Lorca/CSIC, 1992) and La escena madrileña entre 1918–1926: análisis y documentación (Madrid, Fundamentos, 1990) –the last three with Dru Dougherty-.

She has given more than fifty conferences and courses in Spanish and foreign institutions. Since 1992 she remains very active as an organizer of international conferences and seminars, among which should be mentioned: El teatro en España entre la tradición y la vanguardia [1918–1939] (CSIC, Madrid, 1992); Teatro, Sociedad y Política en la España del Siglo XX (CSIC, Madrid, 1996); Teatro y cine: la búsqueda de nuevos lenguajes expresivos (Diputación de Jaén, 2000); Teatro y Sociedad en la España actual (U. Justus Liebig Giessen, 2003), and Mujer, Literatura y Esfera pública: España 1900–1940 (U. Carlos III de Madrid/Royal Holloway U. of London, 2007).

Specialist in Gender Studies, she is also Founder and Coordinator of the “Red Transversal de Estudios de Género en Ciencias Humanas, Sociales y Jurídicas. GENET” (Madrid, CSIC, 29-V-2007) and Director of the Official Postgraduate Program Masters and PhD in Gender Equality in Human Sciences, Social and Legal Sciences (Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo / CSIC), whose first edition was launched in the course academic year 2008–2009, in collaboration with the Scientific Research CSIC, Pilar Nieva de la Paz, with who she has just published his latest book, the collective volume: Mujer, Literatura y Esfera Pública: España 1900–1940 (Philadelphia, Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, 2008), also co-edited with Sarah Wright and Catherine Davies.

Marc Vitse (Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail)

Professor Emeritus of the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail, which became an assistant in 1965 and from which he retired in 2001.

From 1981 to 2000 he was director of team LESO ( “Spanish Literature of Golden Age”: URA 1050 of the CNRS), founded by Robert Jammes.

Co-founder and editor of the magazine Criticón (1978…), quarterly magazine specialized in literature and civilization of the Golden Age (107 issues published, searchable through the website of the Instituto Cervantes).

President of the International Association “Golden Age” (1990−1993), an association created in 1987 from the preliminary works of LESO team, with organization of the First Congress (1987); organizer of the Third Congress of the AISO (Toulouse, 6–10 July 1993). Secretary-Treasurer AISO between 1984 and 1987 (preliminary period) and between 1987 and 1990 with the publication of the Anuario Áureo (R, 1985, II 1990, III, 1993).

Member of editorial boards, management or coordination of various magazines or collections such as: Cuadernos de Teatro Clásico; Diablotexto (Valencia); Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez (Madrid); Anuario calderoniano (Pamplona) ; Teatro de palabras (revista en línea); «Teatro del Siglo de Oro» (Editorial Reichenberger); «Biblioteca Áurea Hispánica» (Vervuert/Iberoamericana).

Creator and director of University Presses of Mirail (University of Toulouse-Le Mirail), from 1987 to 1997, responsible for the magazines sector (12) on the same presses from 1992 to 2008.

Specialist in Golden Age drama, with two books: Segismundo et Serafina. 1980 (1999); Éléments pour une théorie du théâtre espagnol du XVIIe siècle, 1988 (1990). Editor and of 23 collective books and author of 70 articles.

Holder of the Commendation of the Civil Order of Alfonso X el Sabio.

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