Rosa Helena Chinchilla
Head, Literatures, Cultures and Languages
Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1989. M.A. 1987. B.A. 1983.
Areas of Expertise
Golden Age Spanish Poetry and Prose, Spanish Humanism, Early Spanish Women Patrons, Literary Patronage 15-17th centuries, 18th C. Jesuits in Guatemala, and Grammatical Theory and the Kingdom of Guatemala.
Office/Hours: Department of Literatures, Cultures & Language
Oak Hall East SSHB Room 207 (207C)
365 Fairfield Way U-1057
16th-century Spanish Poetry; Women Patronage in 16th-century Spain; Golden Age; Early Modern Literature and Culture; Grammatical Theory in Colonial Latin America; Garcilaso de la Vega; Cervantes; Jesuits in 18th Century Guatemala. She is the editor of Fray Francisco Ximénez, Arte de las tres lenguas cakchiquel, quiché y tzutuhil
(1993), and La obra del Padre Manuel Mariano de Iturriaga S. J. en la Nueva España y el Reino de Goathemala
(2006). Her publications also include a number of articles in Caliope
, Renaissance and Reformation
, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Revista Iberoamericana
and other journals. Article topics include Cervantes, Juan del Encina, Garcilaso de la Vega, Nebrija and Juana de Austria, as well as other topics related to literary history (Golden Age, Patronage in the Early Renaissance, Early Modern Spectacle; the Influence of Rome on Spanish Humanism). She has been the recipient of a Newberry Library Fellowship and an NEH Seminar Fellowship.