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Rosa Helena Chinchilla

Head, Literatures, Cultures and Languages
Associate Professor of Spanish

Education

Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1989

Areas of Expertise

Golden Age Spanish poetry and prose, Spanish humanism, Early Women Patrons, Literary Patronage, 18th c. Jesuits in Guatemala, Amerindian Linguistics from the Kingdom of Guatemala

Contact Information

Office/Hours: Department of Literatures, Cultures & Language Oak Hall East SSHB Room 207 (207C) 365 Fairfield Way U-1057 The Univ
Phone: 860-486-3313
E-mail: rosa.chinchilla@uconn.edu
Website

Bio:

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.