Julian Olivares, Ph.D.

julian Professor of Spanish

 Office: 434 AH

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Education

  • Ph.D – The University of Texas at Austin (1977)
  • M.A. – The University of Texas at Austin (1974)
  • B.A. – California State College at Los Angeles (1968)

Appointments

  • Chairman, Modern & Classical Languages, University of Houston, 1994-98
  • Professor of Spanish, Modern and Classical Languages, University of Houston, 1993-
  • Faculty Administrative Intern, Senior Vice President and Provost/Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, University of Houston, 1993.
  • Associate Professor, Hispanic & Classical Languages, University of Houston, 1986-93
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, The University of Texas at Austin, 1985-86
  • Assistant Professor, University of Houston, 1981-85
  • Assistant Professor, Bridgewater State College, 1978-81
  • Lecturer, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 1977-78

Grants, Prizes & Recognitions

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2000-01
  • National Endowment for the Humanities/National Archives Grant for Documentary Editing, University of Wisconsin, June-July, 1993.
  • University of Houston President 's Research and Scholarship Fund Grant, 1992-93. For: Spanish Archival Research, Spanish Women Poets, 16th-18th centuries.
  • Grant-to-Hispanists, Spanish Department of State, Ministry of Cultural Relations, July-August, 1992. For: Spanish Archival Research, Spanish Women Poets, 16th-18th centuries.
  • American Philosophical Society Grant, July-August, 1992. For: Spanish Archival Research, Spanish Women Poets, 16th-18th centuries.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1989 For: Lírica femenina de los Siglos de Oro.
  • Grant-to-Hispanists, Spanish Department of State, Ministry of Cultural Relations, May-August, 1988. For: Archival Research, Anthology of Spanish Women Poets of 16th-17th Centuries.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Travel Grant to Collections: University of California, Riverside, Tomás Rivera Archives, 1987. For: Collected Works of Tomás Rivera.
  • National Research Council/Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities, 1985-86. For: Spanish Women Poets of the Golden Age.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend in Spanish Paleography, Newberry Library, Chicago, 1984.
  • Grant-in-Aid to Recent Recipients of the Ph.D., American Council of Learned Societies, 1979. For: The Love Poetry of Francisco de Quevedo.

Publications

Books & Editions (Selection)

  • Olivares, Julián & ElizabethS. Boyce, eds. Tras el espejo la musa escribe: Lírica femenina de los Siglos de Oro. 2ª ed. revisada.  Madrid: Siglo XXI/Akal (forthcoming, Fall 2012)
  • Olivares, Julián, ed. Eros divino: Estudios sobre la poesía religiosa iberoamericana del Siglo XVII. Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 2011.
  •  Olivares, Julián, ed. Quevedo y la crítica norteamericana. La Perinola, Revista de Investigación Quevediana, 14 (2010). Universidad de Navarra.
  • Olivares, Julián. The Love Poetry of Francisco de Quevedo. Cambridge: Cambridge UP [1984]. Cambridge paperback reprint, 2009.
  • Olivares, Julián, ed. Studies on Women’s Poetry of the Golden Age.. Woodbridge (England): Támesis, 2009.
  • Juan Jesús González Ruiz. Huyendo el fascismo y el trato de una . . . ¿democracia? Ed. Julián Olivares. Madrid: Foca, 2009. ISBN 9788496797093.
  • María de Zayas y Sotomayor, Novelas amorosas y ejemplares. Edición crítica de Julián Olivares. Madrid: Catedra, 2000. “Introducción”: 11-147.
  • “. . . con triste canto.” Golden Age Studies in Memory of Daniel L. Heiple. Ed. Julián Olivares. Special issue of Calíope 6.2-1 (2000).
  • La poesía amorosa de Francisco de Quevedo: Estudio estético y existencial. Madrid: Siglo XI Editores, 1995.
  • Tras el espejo la musa escribe: Lírica femenina de los Siglos de Oro. Edición con estudio crítico y notas de Julián Olivares y Elizabeth S. Boyce. Madrid: Siglo XXI Editores, 1993.
  • Cuentos hispanos de los Estados Unidos. Edición, introducción y notas de Julián Olivares. Houston: Arte Público, 1993; rpt. 1994; 2nd ed. 1998.
  • Tomás Rivera: The Complete Works. Edited, with a critical introduction and notes by Julián Olivares. Houston: Arte Público, 1991; 2nd. edition, 1995.
  • The Searchers: Collected Poetry, by Tomás Rivera. Edited, with a critical introduction and notes by Julián Olivares. Houston: Arte Público, 1990.
  • The Harvest, Short Stories, by Tomás Rivera/La cosecha, cuentos de Tomás Rivera. Bilingual Edition, translated, edited and with a critical introduction by Julián Olivares. Houston: Arte Público, 1989.
  • The Love Poetry of Francisco de Quevedo: an Aesthetic and Existential Study. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983.

Articles (Selection)

  • Olivares Julián & Antonio Sanchez Jiménez, "Lope de Vega y El Greco: Ut pictura poesis en el Toledo del siglo XVII." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 88.1 (2011): 21-41.
  • "Presentacion." Quevedo y la crítica norteamericana. La Perinola 14 (2010): 11-15. Coord. Julían Olivares.
  • Género sexuado, género literario y la ansiedad de autoría en la poesía sacra de sor Violante del Cielo." Eros divino. La poesía religiosa del Siglo XVII. Coord. Julián Olivares. Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza (2010-11)
  • “Introduction.” ." Studies on Women’s Poetry of the Golden Age. 1-18.
  • Vir melancholicus/Femina tristis: Towards a Poetics of Women’s Loss." Studies on Women’s Poetry of the Golden Age. 19-50.
  • "Sor María de la Antigua's Coloquios with Examiners, Editors, Saints, and God." Studies on Women’s Poetry of the Golden Age. 270-80.
  • “Afterword.” . Studies on Women’s Poetry of the Golden Age. 281-92.
  • “A Case for a Fourth State of Herrera’s Anotaciones, and the Case of the Spurious License.” Studies in Honor of James O. Crosby. Ed. Lía Schwartz. Juan de la Cuesta, 2004.
  • “Vir melancholicus/Femina tristis: Towards a Poetics of Women’s Loss.”“. . . con triste canto.” Golden Age Studies in Memory of Daniel L. Heiple. Ed. Julián Olivares. Special issue of Calíope 6.2-1 (2000): 263-94.
  • "Sandra Cisneros: The House on Mango Street and the Poetics of Space.” Charting New Frontiers in American Literature: Chicana Creativity and Criticism. U of New Mexico P, 1996. Rpt.
  • "Entering The House on Mango Street.” Teaching Ethnic American Literature. Eds. John Maitino and David Peck. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1996. 209-35.
  • "In Her Image: Christ and the Female Body in Women's Religious Poetry of the Golden Age.” Calíope 1.1-2 (1995): 111-33.
  • "Sor Violante del Cielo (y de la Tierra) and the Subversion of Amorous Lyrical Discourse.” Estudios en homenaje a Ricardo Gullón. Ed. Adelaida Martínez. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P 1995. 189-201.
  • "'Soy un fue, y un será, y un es cansado': Text and Context. Hispanic Review 63.3 (1995): 387-410.
  • "The Theme of Death in Quevedo's Love Poetry.” Excerpt from The Love Poetry of Francisco de Quevedo: an Aesthetic and Existential Study (Chap. 5), in "Quevedo," Literature Criticism From 1400 to 1800, Vol. 23. Eds. James E. Person, Jr. & Zoran Miderovic. Detroit: Gale Research, 1994. 190-94.
  • "El sueño en la poesía amorosa de Quevedo.” Selected pages translated from The Love Poetry of Francisco de Quevedo, in: Historia y Crítica de la Literatura Española, Vol. 3, Siglos de Oro: Barroco (Suplemento). Ed. Aurora Egido (1992): 338-44.
  • "Towards the Penitential Verse of Quevedo's Heráclito cristiano.” Forum for Modern Language Studies (University of St. Andrews/Oxford University) 28.3 (July 1992): 251-67.
  • The Russell Lee Collection of 'Spanish-Speaking People in Texas Study'," a photo essay. The Americas Review 19.3-4 (1991): 17-18+.
  • "'La cosecha' y 'Zoo Island' de Tomás Rivera: Apuntes hacia la formación de . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra.” Hispania 74.1 (March, 1991): 57-65.
  • "Aldana, Quevedo and la paga del mundo." Hispanic Journal 11.2 (1990): 57-70.
  • "Los índices primitivos de . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra de Tomás Rivera y cuatro estampas inéditas.” Crítica, a Journal of Critical Essays 2.2 UCSD, 1990): 208-22.
  • "The Streets of Gary Soto." Latin American Literary Review 18 (1990): 32-49.
  • "Autobiographical Disclosures: Tino Villanueva Interviews Anthony Quinn." U. S. Hispanic Autobiography (The Americas Review 16.3-4, 1988): 108-35. Interview in collaboration with Tino Villanueva.
  • "Two Chicano Verse Chronicles." U. S. Hispanic Autobiography (The Americas Review 16.3-4, 1988): 206-23.
  • "Sandra Cisneros: The House on Mango Street and the Poetics of Space.” Charting New Frontiers in American Literature: Chicana Creativity and Criticism. Houston & Irvine: Arte Público/U of California, 1988. 160-69.
  • "Introduction," Shaking Off The Dark by Tino Villanueva. Houston: Arte Público, 1984. i-ix.
  • "Levity and Gravity: the Interpretation of the Ludic Element in Quevedo's 'Comunicación de amor invisible por los ojos' and Donne's 'The Extasie'." Neophilologus (Amsterdam), 68.4 (1984): 534-45.
  • "Seeing and Becoming: Evangelina Vigil, Thirty an' Seen a Lot.." The Chicano Struggle, Analyses of Past and Present Efforts. Binghamton, NY: Bilingual, 1984. 152-65

Translations

  • Beatriz González-Stephan. “The Politics of Hispanism at Rice University: Or When is a Hispanic a Minority.” PMLA 2004.
  • Beatriz González-Stephan. “A Gothic Glass Case in the Tropical Forest: The First Venezuelan National Exhibition of 1883.” Ed. Joseph Childers. Charlottesville VA: U of Virginia P, 2007. 216-30.

Reviews

  • Candelas Colodrón, Manuel Angel. La poesía de Quevedo. Vigo: Universidade de Vigo, 2007. Bulletin of Spanish Studies 86.5 (2009): 694-96.
  • Domínguez Caparrós, José. Métrica de Cervantes. Alcalá de Henares: Centro de Estudios Cervantinos, 2002. Cervantes. Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America (at press).
  • Aguilar, Ricardo, ed. Cuento chicano del siglo XX, Breve antología. México: UNAM-Coyoacán/New Mexico State University, 1993. 304 pp. Hispania 78.1 (1995): 79-81.
  • Lía Schwartz Lerner, Quevedo: Discurso y Representación. Pamplona: Universidad de Navarra, 1986. Journal of Hispanic Philology 12.2 (1988): 165-67.
  • Ignacio Arellano Ayusa, Poesía satírico burlesca de Quevedo. Pamplona: Universidad de Navarra, 1984. Hispanic Review 54.3 (1986): 338-40.
  • Daniel L. Heiple, Mechanical Imagery in Spanish Golden Age Poetry. Madrid: José Porrúa, 1983. Modern Language Notes 101.2 (1986): 437-40.
  • Fray Luis de León, Poesías. Estudio, texto crítico, bibliografía y comentario de Oreste Macrí. Barcelona: Crítica, 1978.Hispanic Review 53 (1985): 98-100.
  • Maxime Chevalier, Folklore y literatura: el cuento oral en la literatura del Siglo de Oro. Barcelona: Crítica, 1978.Hispania 63.3 (1980): 606-08

Courses Taught

  • Golden Age Prose
  • Golden Age Poetry
  • Colden Age Comedia
  • Don Quijote
  • Literatura femenina del Siglo de Oro
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • Spanish Literature: Medieval-Baroque