De Armas, Frederick A. 1945–

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De Armas, Frederick A. 1945–

(Frederick Alfred De Armas)


Born February 9, 1945, in Havana, Cuba; naturalized U.S. citizen; son of Alfredo and Ana De Armas. Ethnicity: "Hispanic." Education: Stetson University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1965; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D., 1969.


Office—Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago, 1115 E. 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637; fax: 773-834-1095. E-mail—[email protected]


Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, assistant professor, 1968-73, associate professor, 1973-78, professor of Spanish, 1978-88; Pennsylvania State University, University Park, professor, 1988-91, distinguished professor, 1991-98, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, 1998-2000, fellow of Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, 1989-2000; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, professor of Spanish, 2000-01, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities, 2001—, department chair, 2005-08.


Modern Language Association of America, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, American Comparative Literature Association, Renaissance Society of America, Cervantes Society of America (president, 2006-08), Asociación Internacionál de Hispanistas.


The Four Interpolated Stories in the "Roman comique," University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC), 1971.

Paul Scarron, Twayne (Boston, MA), 1972.

(Editor) Luis de Belmonte Bermúdez, El sastre del campillo, Department of Romance Languages, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC), 1975.

The Invisible Mistress: Aspects of Feminism and Fantasy in the Golden Age, Biblioteca Siglo de Oro (Charlottesville, VA), 1976.

(Coeditor) Critical Perspectives on Calderón de la Barca, Society for Spanish and Spanish-American Studies (Lincoln, NE), 1981.

The Return of Astraea: An Astral-Imperial Myth in Calderón, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 1986.

(Editor) The Prince in the Tower: Perceptions of "La vida es sueño," Bucknell University Press (Lewisburg, PA), 1993.

(Editor) Heavenly Bodies: The Realms of "La estrella de Sevilla," Bucknell University Press (Lewisburg, PA), 1996.

(Editor) A Star-Crossed Golden Age: Myth and the Spanish Comedia, Bucknell University Press (Lewisburg, PA), 1998.

Cervantes, Raphael, and the Classics, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1998.

(Editor, with Patrick Cheney) European Literary Careers: The Author from Antiquity to the Renaissance, University of Toronto Press (Buffalo, NY), 2002.

(Editor) Writing for the Eyes in the Spanish Golden Age, Bucknell University Press (Lewisburg, PA), 2004.

(Editor) Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes, Bucknell University Press (Lewisburg, PA), 2005.

Quixotic Frescoes: Cervantes and Italian Renaissance Art, University of Toronto Press (Buffalo, NY), 2006.

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