Severin, Dorothy Sherman 1942-

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SEVERIN, Dorothy Sherman 1942-


Born March 24, 1942, in the United States; daughter of Wilbur B. (a petroleum executive) and Virginia L. (a homemaker; maiden name, Tucker) Sherman; married Tim Severin (an explorer and author), 1966 (marriage ended, 1979); children: Ida Virginia. Ethnicity: "American." Education: Harvard University, B.A., 1963, M.A., 1964, Ph.D., 1967. Religion: Church of England.


Home—16 Thanet St., London WC1H 9QL, England. Office—University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, England. E-mail—[email protected]


University of London, Westfield College, London, England, faculty member, 1969-82; University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, Gilmour Professor of Spanish, 1982—, pro vice chancellor, 1989-92. Visiting professor at University of the West Indies, 1967-68, Vassar College, 1968, Harvard University, 1982, Columbia University and Yale University, 1985, and University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, 1996. Northern Ireland Higher Education Council, committee member, 1993-2001; British Academy, member of research panel of Humanities Research Board, 1994-96; Higher Education Funding Council for England, subject specialist assessor for Iberian languages, 1995-96.


Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, International Couilly Literature Society (past president of British branch), Society of Antiquaries (fellow), Royal Society for the Arts (fellow), Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, Women in Spanish and Portuguese Studies (founding president), Modern Humanities Research Association (member of board of trustees, 1979—), Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval.


Decorated officer, Order of the British Empire, 2003.


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Tragicomedy and Novelistic Discourse in "Celestina," Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1989.

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Animals in "Celestina," Queen Mary College, University of London (London, England), 1999.

Del manuscrito a la imprenta en la epoca de Isabel la Catolica (title means "From Manuscript to Print in the Reign of Isabel the Catholic"), Edition Erichenberger (Kassel, Germany), 2004.


(And author of notes) Fernando de Rojas, La Celestina: Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea, Alianza Editorial (Madrid, Spain), 1969, 3rd edition, 1974.

Desiderius Erasmus, La Lengua de Erasmo nuevamente romançada por muy elegante estilo, translated by Bernardo Pérez de Chinchón, Real Academia Española (Madrid, Spain), 1975.

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(And author of introduction and notes) Fernando de Rojas, Celestina, translated by James Mabbe, Aris & Phillips (Warminster, Wiltshire, England), 1987.

(With Ann L. Mackenzie; and coauthor of introduction) Hispanic Studies in Honour of Geoffrey Ribbans, Liverpool University Press (Liverpool, England), 1992.

(General editor) Al que en buen hora naçio: Essays on the Spanish Epic and Ballad in Honour of Colin Smith, Liverpool University Press (Liverpool, England), 1996.

Two Spanish Songbooks: The Cancionero capitular de la Colombina (SV2) and the Cancionero de Egerton (LB3), Liverpool University Press (Liverpool, England), 2000.

General editor, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 1982—.

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