STEELE, Cynthia. American, b. 1951. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Ohio State University, Columbus, assistant professor of Spanish, 1980-85; Columbia University, NYC, assistant professor of Spanish, 1985-86; University of Washington, Seattle, assistant professor, 1986-90, associate professor, 1990-96, professor of Spanish, comparative literature, and international studies, 1996-. Publications: Politics, Gender, and the Mexican Novel, 1968-1988: Beyond the Pyramid, 1992; (trans.) Ines Arredondo, Underground River and Other Stories, 1996; (trans. with D. Lauer) J.E. Pacheco, City of Memory (poems), 1997. Address: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, U.S.A.