PROMIS, José. Chilean, b. 1940. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics. Career: High school Spanish teacher in Santiago, Chile, 1962-67; University of Chile, Valparaiso, professor of Chilean literature, 1968-75; University of Arizona, Tucson, visiting professor, 1976-77, professor of Spanish-American literature and literary criticism, 1976-, acting department head, 1983-84, academic adviser for Guadalajara Summer School, 1986-87. University of Chile, Santiago, assistant professor, 1966-70; Catholic University of Valparaiso, professor, 1967-75, member of organizing committee, Institute of Languages and Literature, 1969, director of institute, 1969-71, head of Department of Literature, 1971-72; Catholic University of Chile, professor, 1973-76; Texas Christian University, Green Honor Professor, 1987; University of Playa Ancha, visiting faculty consultant, 1991-. Producer and host of cultural and literary programs on Chilean television, 1967-75. Publications: La identidad de Hispanoamerica: Ensayo sobre literatura colonial, Editorial de la Universidad de Guadalajara, 1987, revised translation published as The Identity of Hispanoamerica, University of Arizona Press, 1991. Contributing editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies, 1987-; member of editorial board, Journal of Hispanic Philology. Has also written books and articles extensively in Spanish. Address: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, U.S.A.