Call for Papers/Abstracts: Essays in Honor of Amy Williamsen

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End: May 20, 2019

Dr. Amy Williamsem (1959- 2019) was a beloved and respected scholar, colleague, mentor, and teacher. Her impressive research career focused on early modern Spanish literature, early modern women writers, performance studies, translation, and the application of cognitive science to literary studies.   


The University Press of the South will publish a collection of essays in her honor, with an anticipated level of participation sufficient for two volumes.We will consider submissions in an inclusive spirit, but especially in the following areas:


            Early modern women writers of the Spanish-speaking world

            Marginal figures in the early modern Spanish Comedia

            Mothers and other female characters in the early modern Spanish Comedia

          Cognitive science applied to early modern Spanish literature and culture

          Cervantes and Don Quijote

          Early modern Spanish Comedia Performance studies (including directing, costumes, music, etc.)

          Translation and adaptation of the early modern Spanish Comedia

          Teaching the early modern Spanish Comedia


Interested authors should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words by May 20, 2019 to




Dr. Robert Bayliss, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Kansas

Dr. Judith Caballero, Modern Languages, Millsaps College

Dr. Esther Fernández, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies, Rice University

Dr. Yuri Porras, Modern Languages, Texas State University