R. John McCawR. John McCaw

Associate Professor

Room: Curtin Hall, Room 707
Phone: (414) 229-4912
e-mail: rjmccaw@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vitae: pdf 39kb


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1994
M.A., Princeton University, 1991
B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1989

Current Research Interests:

16th and 17th Century Hispanic Literature and Culture
Baroque culture, drama, poetry and literary theory
courtly love, ritual and Spanish culture
classical influences in literature
Góngora and gongorism

Current Teaching Interests:

16th and 17th Century Hispanic Literature and Culture
Spanish and Latin American Civilization
Hispanic Cultural Studies

Recent Activities:

Summer 2008: Fellow at Newberry Library (June)
Spring 2008 (On Sabbatical): Fellow at John Carter Brown Library (February/March)
Fall 2007: UW System Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison
Faculty Director for UWM Summer in Madrid, 2005 and 2006
NEH Summer Seminar: "Travel Writing, Skepticism, and Religious Belief in Renaissance France." July 11-August 5, 2005. (The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL)

Sample Publications and Current Projects:

Intricate Passages: The Poetics of Exile and Pilgrimage from Góngora to Sor Juana. (Book project)

"Transforming Phaethon: Cervantes, Ovid, and Sancho Panza's Wild Ride." In Alison Keith, ed., The Changing Face of Ovid's Metamorphoses in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. pp. 236-52. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (2007)

Anthology of Spanish Golden Age Poetry (co-edited with Kathleen Spinnenweber). Cervantes & Co. (2007)

"Miguel de Cervantes" and "Don Quijote". Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics. M. Keith Booker, Ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood (2005)

El burlador de Sevilla by Tirso de Molina. Newark, DE: Cervantes & Co., 2003. (read about this and other titles in the Cervantes & Co. series at http://www.juandelacuesta.com)

"The Wild Man Reads Castiglione: Garcilaso, Courtly Love, and the Civilizing Function of Poetry." Eds. Elizabeth Scarlett and Howard B. Wescott. Convergencias Hispánicas: Selected Proceedings and Other Essays on Spanish and Latin American Literature, Film, and Linguistics. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2001.

The Transforming Text: A Study of Luis de Góngora's "Soledades". Potomac, MD: Scripta Humanistica, 2000.