Roberto González Echevarría
Sterling Professor of Hispanic & Comparative Literatures, Yale University

“The Prisoner of Sex: Don Quixote I, 22”

6 PM September 24, 2004
Ruth McQuown Room, 219 Dauer Hall University of Florida

Awarded the first endowed chair in Spanish at Yale University, and subsequently named Bass Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literatures, Roberto González Echevarría was named Sterling Professor in 1995, Yale’s highest ranking chair. He is on the editorial boards of The Yale Journal of Criticism, The Yale Review, and diacritics. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Senior NEH Fellowship, and doctorates honoris causa by Colgate, South Florida, and Columbia Universities.

Professor González Echevarría is the author of the following titles in English: Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home (1977, 1990); The Voice of the Masters: Writing and Authority in Modern Latin American Literature (1985); Myth and Archive: A Theory of Latin American Narrative (1990, 1998); Celestina’s Brood: Continuities of the Baroque in Spanish and Latin American Literatures (1993); The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball (1999), and Crítica práctica, práctica crítica (2002). His Myth and Archive won the 1989–90 MLA’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize and the Latin American Studies Association’s 1992 Bryce Wood Book Award, and The Pride of Havana received the Dave Moore Award for the Best Baseball Book of 2002. He is the editor of The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories (1997), a CD-ROM on Cervantes (Primary Sources Media, 1998), Don Quixote: A Case Book (Oxford, forthcoming), and Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana (Cambridge University) (Gredos, forthcoming). He co-edited The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature (1996) as well as Cuba: un siglo de literatura (1902–2002) (forthcoming).

Among his other books are Relecturas (1976), Caldéron and la crítíca (1976), and Isla a su vuelo fugitiva: ensayos critícos sobre literature hispanoamericana (1983). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, and The Village Voice.