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Professor Anne Cruz


Anne J. Cruz

Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese Office: (312) 996-3235
University of Illinois at Chicago FAX: (312) 413-1044




1977 - 1982 Stanford University, Ph.D. Spanish Literature to 1700 with Minor in Comparative Literature

1975 - 1977 Stanford University, M.A., Spanish

1973 - 1975 Stanford University, A.B., Spanish

1972 - 1973 De Anza College



2000 - 2002 Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (50% appointment)


2000 - 2003 Director of Graduate Studies, Hispanic Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago

1995 - Professor of Spanish, University of Illinois, Chicago

1987 - 1995 Associate Professor of Spanish, University of California, Irvine

1991 - 1995 Core Faculty, Women’s Studies Program, University of California-Irvine

1986 Win Qtr Acting Director, Women’s Studies Program, University of California-Irvine

1980 - 1986 Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of California-Irvine

1980 - 1995 Affiliated Faculty, Comparative Literature Program, University of California, Irvine

Member, University of California Research Units:

1994 - 1995 UC-Irvine Hispanic Theater Group

1988 - 1994 UC-Irvine Organized Research Unit on Hispanic Theaters

1988 - 1993 UC-Irvine Focused Research Initiative on Woman and the Image, Juliet MacCannell, Director

1985 - 1990 UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Invited Seminars and Visiting Appointments:

1998 June 1-24 Institute "The Artist in an Age of Imperial Culture" Penn State University, University Park

1998 Jan-April Seminar "Women Writers of the Spanish Golden Age" Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

1997 Mar 10-14 Seminar "Edad de Oro" Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

1996 July 12-16 Seminar "Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz" Universidad de Barcelona and Universidad Internacional Menéndez y Pelayo

1993 July 10-14 Seminar "La mujer española" Universidad Complutense, Madrid

1991 Fall Qtr Visiting Professor, Stanford University

Other Teaching Experience:

1979 - 1980 Spanish Instructor, Cañada College, Redwood City

1975 - 1980 Teaching Fellow, Stanford University



Inés Sahagún, "El espacio y la identidad femenina en la narrativa de cinco escritoras mexicanas"

(in progress, University of Illinois, Chicago)

Rosilie Hernández-Pecoraro, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. "Woman as Subject and the Pastoral Tradition in the Spanish Golden Age" (1997 UC-Irvine)

José Fernando Martín, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "La construcción de masculinidades

en el Siglo de Oro" (1997 UC-Irvine)

Darci L. Strother, San Marcos State University, CA. "Marriage and Family Relations in the Spanish Theater

of the Golden Age" (1993 UC-Irvine)


David Rodríguez, "Metaficción Historiográfica: Abel Posse y Juan Goytisolo," (in progress, UIC)

Juan Gamiño, "Las cartas de Hernán Cortés" (in progress, UIC)

Julie Bokser, DePaul University, "Rhetorics of Belonging: Sor Juana’s Rhetorica Plus Ultra" (English, 2000 UIC)

Mary B. Daniels, Centre College, Louisville, KY. "Re-Visioning Gender on the Seventeenth-Century

Spanish Stage: A Study of Actresses and Autoras" (1998 U of Kentucky)

Darlene Múzquiz, San Diego State University, CA. "Charity, Punishment, and Labor:

The Textualization of Poverty in XVII and XVIII Century Spain" (1994 UC-San Diego)

Susan Isabel Stein, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX "Reading Through the Lies: Self-Fictionalization as Interpretive Strategy in La vorágine, El túnel andLos pasos perdidos" (1991 UC-Irvine)

Andrea Lower, "The Generic Repertoire of the Horatian and Spanish Renaissance Verse Epistle:

Assembly and Transformation" (1990 UC-Santa Barbara)


1999-00 Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Newberry Library

1999 Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Research Fellowship (Madrid, two months)

1998-99 CIC-UIC Academic Leadership Program Fellowship

1996-97 UIC Institute for the Humanities Fellowship

1994-96 Research Associate, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

1986 Honorary Postdoctoral Scholarship, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

1986 UC-Irvine Faculty Research Fellowship (one quarter)

1980 Mabel McLeod Lewis Memorial Dissertation Fellowship (declined for UC-Irvine position)


2000 UIC Institute for the Humanities Grant-In-Aid for American Calderón Symposium

2000 UIC LAS Conference Grant for American Calderón Symposium

1999 UIC Vice Chancellor for Research Publication Subsidy Grant

1999 U Illinois Vice President’s Grant for Conference "Feminismos Interdisciplinarios"

1998 UIC CETL Instructional Grant

1995 Committee for Cultural Cooperation , Spain-North American Universities Research Grant

1995 UC Humanities Research Institute Conference Grant for "Cervantes and His Postmodern

Constituencies" (with Carroll B. Johnson, UCLA)

1995 Committee for Cultural Cooperation, Spain-North American Universities Conference Grant

1989 NEH Stipend for Newberry Library Summer Institute in Spanish Archival Sciences

1987 NEH Summer Stipend

1987 NEH Regrant for Conference "Cultural Encounters: The Inquisition in Spain and the New

World" (with Fredi Chiappelli and Mary Elizabeth Perry, UCLA)

1987 UC-MEXUS Conference Grant

1987 UC-Irvine School of Humanaities Conference Grant

1991-92 UC-Irvine ORI on Hispanic Theaters Research Grant

1988-92 UC-Irvine ORI Women and the Image Research Grant

1985-87 UC-Irvine Women’s Studies Research Grant

1987-95 UC-Irvine Research and Travel Grants

1984 UC-Irvine School of Humanities Research Grant (Summer)

1983 UC-Irvine Faculty Career Development Award

1972-73 De Anza College Scholastic Record Award (five consecutive quarters)

Editorial Boards:

Board Member, University of Illinois Press (1999-2001)

Editor, Series for University of Illinois Press, HISPANISMS

Carroll B. Johnson, Cervantes and the Material World, 2000

Richard L. Kagan, ed., The Origins of American Hispanism, forthcoming

Journals: Calíope: Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Spanish Poetry

Intertext: Journal of Comparative Literature

Laberinto: Electronic Journal of Hispanic Renaissance Literature

Journal of Romance Studies

Elected Offices:

Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas:

1998-2001 Vice-President

1992-1998 Board of Directors (re-elected 1995)

Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry:

1993-2000 Executive Committee (re-elected 1997)

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

1995-1998 Treasurer

Modern Language Association:

2001-2003 Delegate at Large

1998-2001 Representative, Romance Literary Group

1993-1997 Representative, 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish Literature

Cervantes Society of America:

1993-1995 Delegate at Large

Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies:

1992-1994 Nominating Committee

Southern California Cervantes Symposium:

1991-1996 Executive Committee

Renaissance Conference of Southern California:

1989-1990 President

1988-1989 First Vice President

1987-1989 Second Vice President

1985-1987 Secretary-Treasurer

1985-1991 Executive Editorial Advisory Board

1987-1990 Co-Editor, RCSC Newsletter

Philological Association of the Pacific Coast:

1987-1988 Presiding Officer, Spanish and Portuguese (Peninsular)

1985-1986 Secretary, Spanish and Portuguese (Peninsular)

Conference Organizing Committees:

2001 First Annual Chicago Cervantes Symposium, Newberry Library, Organizer

2000 American Calderón Symposium, University of Illinois, Chicago, Organizer

1999 "Feminismos: Recent Research on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Women by

University of Illinois Faculty and Students" U Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Co-Organizer

1996 International Conference, "Cervantes and His Postmodern Constituencies" UCLA Co-Principal Investigator

1992-95 Yearly Conference on Hispanic Theaters, UC-Irvine, Co-organizer

1993 International Ballad Conference, UCLA, Co-organizer

1992 Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas International Conference, UC-Irvine, Program Director

1991 Southern California Cervantes Symposium, UC-Irvine, Organizer

1986-91 Renaissance Conference of Southern California Regional Conference, Program Committee

1990 Renaissance Conference of Southern California Fall/Winter Symposium, University of Southern California, Program Committee

1989 Renaissance Conference of Southern California Fall/Winter Symposium, Whittier College, Committee

1988 "Cultural Encounters: The Impact of the Inquisition on Spain and the New World,"

UCLA, University of Southern California, and UC- Irvine, Co-organizer (funded by NEH; Comité Conjunto de Cooperación Hispano-Americano; UCLA Del Amo; USC Del Amo; UC-Mexus; UC-Irvine School of Humanities)

1985 RSA National Conference, Huntington Library, San Marino, Co-organizer


Reader for Grant Institutions, Presses, and Journals

1998- U Illinois Press

2000 Newberry Library fellowships

1999 UTexas Press; Penn State Press ; Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowships; National Humanities Institute

1998 UMissouri Press; Purdue Press, Romance Language Series

1997 Calíope; Rethinking History

1996 Newberry Library Summer Institute on Paleography; Renaissance Quarterly; UP of the South; Intertext; NEH Grant Proposals

1995 Cornell UPress; UNew Mexico Press; Simon & Schuster; Cambridge UPress

1994/1989 PMLA

1997/1993/1991/1990 Gestos: Revista de teoría y práctica del teatro.

1993 U of Pennsylvania Press; Penn State UPress; Judge, Annual Southern California Cervantes Essay Contest

1992 NEH Grant Proposals; Purdue Press; U of California Press

1991/1989/1988 NEH Research Travel Awards

1989 Prentice-Hall; Journal of History and Literature


Books, authored:

3. Piety, Politics and Class: The Formation of Female Subjectivity in Early Modern Spain. In progress.

Supported by a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Newberry Library.

2. Discourses of Poverty: Social Reform and the Picaresque Novel in Early Modern Spain. U of Toronto P, 1999.

1. Imitación y transformación: El petrarquismo en la poesía de Boscán y Garcilaso de la Vega.

Purdue University Monographs in the Romance Languages. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1988.

Anthologies, edited:

6. Codex Chimalpahín, Vol. 5. López de Gómara, Francisco. Chimalpahín and The Conquest of Mexico. Edition and translation (with Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera, Susan Schroeder, and David Tavárez). U of Oklahoma P. In progress.

5. Interdisciplinary Feminisms at Work: Luso-Hispanic, Latin American, and Latina Women (with Rosilie Hernández-Pecoraro and Joyce Tolliver, coeditors). Submitted.

4. Cervantes and his Postmodern Constituencies (with Carroll B. Johnson, coeditor). Hispanic Issues, vol. 17.

New York; London: Garland Publishing, 1999.

3. Culture and Control in Counter-Reformation Spain. (with Mary Elizabeth Perry, coeditor). Hispanic Issues, vol. 7. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1992.

2. Cultural Encounters: The Impact of the Inquisition in Spain and the New World (with Mary Elizabeth Perry, coeditor). Berkeley: U of California P, 1991.

1. Renaissance Rereadings: Intertext and Context (with Maryanne Cline Horowitz and Wendy Furman, coeditors). Urbana-Champaign: U of Illinois P, 1988.

Journals, guest edited:

2. Bulletin of the Comediantes: Special Edition, American Calderón. Journal Guest Editor. (Forthcoming 2001)

1. Gestos: Teoría y práctica del teatro hispánico 17 (1994); Journal Guest Editor; "Introduction" (with Ana Paula Ferreira, coeditor).

Articles, Book Chapters, and Dictionary Entries:

59. "Willing Desire: Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza and Feminine Subjectivity." The Mendoza Women: Gender and Power in Golden Age Spain. Ed. Helen Nader. Submitted.

58. "Gender and Class as Challenges for Biographies in Early Modern Spain." Laberinto: Electronic Journal of Hispanic Renaissance Literature, forthcoming.

57. "Arms vs. Letters: The Poetics of War and the Career of the Poet in Early Modern Spain." Western Literary Careers: Classical, Medieval, Renaissance. Ed. Frederick de Armas and Patrick Cheney. U of Toronto P, forthcoming.

56. "Psyche and Gender in Cervantes’s Fiction." Cambridge Companion to Cervantes. Ed. Anthony J. Cascardi. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, forthcoming.

55. "Eunuchs and Empty Houses: Coquín’s Tragic Joke in El médico de su honra." Special Guest Issue, Bulletin of the Comediantes, forthcoming.

54. "Moriscos as Cultural Other and Calderón’s Critique of War in Amar después de la muerte." Europe and the Islamic World, XIVth-XVIth Centuries. Ed. Michele Bernardini, Clara Borrelli, Anna Cerbo and Encarnación Sánchez García. Napoli: IUO, Collana Matteo Ripa, forthcoming. (Version of #49).

53. "Juana and Her Sisters: Spirituality and Sexuality in Early Modern Spain and the New World." Recovering Spain's Feminist Tradition.. Ed. Lisa Vollendorf. New York: Modern Language Association, 2001. 88-102.

52. "Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de." Entry revision and expansion, Encyclopaedia Britannica,


51. "Transgendering the Mystical Voice: Angela de Foligno, San Juan de la Cruz, Santa Teresa de Jesús, and Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza." Echoes and Inscriptions: Comparative Approaches to Early Modern Literatures. Ed. Barbara Simerka and Christopher Weimer. Bucknell UP, 2000. 127-41.

50. "Redressing Dorotea." Cervantes for the 21st Century/Cervantes para el siglo 21. Ed. Francisco LaRubia-Prado, Newark, DL: Juan de la Cuesta, 2000. 11-32.

49. "Making War, Not Love: The Contest of Cultural Difference and the Honor Code in Calderón’s Amar después de la muerte." Calíope. "Con triste canto." Golden Age Studies in Memory of Daniel L. Heiple. Julián Olivares, ed. Vol. 6, 1-2 (2000): 17-33.

48. "Garcilaso de la Vega" (vol. 3, 16-7); "Juan Boscán" (vol. 1, 255-6); "Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza (vol. 1, 356-7);" "Picaresque Novel" (vol. 5, 13-5). Entries for the Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, ed. Paul F. Grendler. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2000.

47. "Don Quixote’s Disappearing Act." Norton Critical Edition of Don Quijote, trans. Burton Raffel. New York: Norton, 1999. 839-46. (Invited revised version of #23).

46. "Mujer y literatura (Siglos de Oro)" (with Ma. Pilar Manero Sorolla). Rivista di Studi Ispanici 2 (1999): 131-43.

45. "Cervantes and His Feminist Alliances." Cervantes and His Postmodern Constituencies. Ed. Anne J. Cruz and Carroll B. Johnson. Hispanic Issues, vol. 17. New York: Garland Publishing, 1999. 134-50.

44. "Estrategias de imitación: el subtexto garcilasiano de la lira Amado dueño mío de sor Juana Inés de la Cruz." Anuario Brasileño de Estudios Hispánicos 8 (1998): 41-52.

43. "Miguel de Cervantes" (107-9); "The Romancero" (565-7). Entries for Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature. Ed. Mary Ellen Brown and Bruce A. Rosenberg. Denver: ABC-CLIO, 1998.

42. "Discurso político y discurso religioso en los escritos de Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza." Actas del XII Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas 21-36 agosto 1995, Birmingham. Vol. II, Estudios Aureos. Ed. Jules Whicker. Birmingham, UK: U Birmingham Hispanic Studies, 1998.

41. "Las academias: Literatura y poder en un espacio cortesano." Edad de Oro 17 (1998): 49-57.

40. "The Abjected Feminine in the Lazarillo de Tormes." Crítica Hispánica 19 (1997): 99-109.

39. "Sonnes of the Rogue: Picaresque Relations in England and Spain." The Picaresque: Tradition and Displacements. Ed. Giancarlo Maiorino. Hispanic Issues, vol. 12. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1996. 248-72.

38. "The Female Figure as Political Propaganda in the ‘Pedro el Cruel romancero.’" Spanish Women in the Golden Age: Images and Realities. Ed. Magdalena S. Sánchez and Alain Saint-Saëns. Westport: Greenwood P, 1996. 69-89.

37. "Stargazing: Performance, Text, and the Female Gaze in La Estrella de Sevilla." Heavenly Bodies: The Realms of "La Estrella de Sevilla." Ed. Frederick de Armas. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 1996. 119-34.

36. "Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and the Search for the M/Other in Early Modern Spain." Indiana Journal of Hispanic Literatures 8 (Spring 1996): 31-54. (Revised English version of #35.)

35. "La búsqueda de la madre: psicoanálisis y feminismo en la literatura del Siglo de Oro." Historia silenciada de la mujer: La mujer española desde la época medieval hasta la cntemporánea. Ed. Alain Saint-Saëns. Madrid: Editorial Complutense, 1996. 39-64.

34. "Art of the State: The Literary Academies of the Golden Age as Sites of Symbolic Economy." Calíope Vol. 1 Nos. 1-2 (1995): 72-95.

33. "Luisa de Carvajal y su conexión jesuita." Actas del 11o. Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas. 24-29 de agosto de 1992, Irvine, CA. Ed. Juan Villegas. U California, Irvine, 1994. 97-104.

32. "Deceit, Desire, and the Limits of Subversion in Cervantes's Interludes." Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America, 14 (Fall 1994): 119-36.

31. "Los estudios feministas en la literatura del Siglo de Oro." Estado actual de los estudios sobre el Siglo de Oro. Ed. Manuel García Martín. Salamanca: Ediciones Universidad, 1993. 255-59.

30. "Mirroring Others: A Lacanian Reading of the letrados in Don Quixote." Quixotic Desire: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Cervantes, Ed. Ruth El Saffar and Diana de Armas Wilson. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1993. 93-116.

29. "Los entremeses cervantinos y la poética de la transgresión." Actas del Tercer Congreso de Hispanistas de Asia, Universidad Seisen, Tokio 8-10 enero 1993. Asociación Asiática de Hispanistas: Tokyo, 1993. 519-24.

28. "Italian Literary Influences on Spanish Literature." Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula. Ed.

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