Cammarata, Joan F. 1950–

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Cammarata, Joan F. 1950–

PERSONAL: Born December 22, 1950, in NY; daughter of John (a civil engineer) and Angelina (an executive secretary; maiden name, Guarnera) Cammarata; married Richard M. Montemarano (a regional manager), August 9, 1975. Education: Fordham University, B.A., 1972; Columbia University, M.A., 1974, M.Phil., 1977, Ph.D., 1982. Hobbies and other interests: Piano, gardening, cooking, needlework.

ADDRESSES: Home—New Rochelle, NY. Office—Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY 10471. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer and educator. Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, adjunct assistant professor, 1982–84, assistant professor, 1984–90, associate professor, 1990–96, professor of Spanish literature and language, 1996–. Fordham University, adjunct instructor, 1980–81; Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, adjunct assistant professor, 1982–84; New York University, New York, NY, scholar-in-residence, 1991–92, 1997–98. Modern Language Studies, member of editorial board.

MEMBER: Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Modern Language Association of America, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, Cervantes Society of America, Hispanic Institute, Renaissance Society of America, Northeast Modern Language Association (president, 1998–99), South Atlantic Modern Language Association, New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spanish Ministry of Education and U.S. Universities.


Mythological Themes in the Works of Garcilaso de la Vega, Editorial Porrúa (Madrid, Spain), 1983.

(Editor) Women in the Discourse of Early Modern Spain, University Press of Florida (Gainesville, FL), 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Letters from Teresa: The Cultural Politics of Feminine Epistolography in Sixteenth-Century Spain, a study of the letters of St. Teresa of Ávila; research on the appropriation and authenticity of feminine discourse in early modern Spain.