Eric C. Graf
Dr. Graf received his PhD in Spanish from the University of Virginia. He has taught language and literature at Smith College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Chicago, the College of William & Mary, the University of Virginia, and Wesleyan University. He specializes in medieval and early modern Spain, although his interests have included modern Latin American fiction, nineteenth-century Romanticism, and avant-guard poetry. He has published scholarly articles on the Poema de mio Cid, Garcilaso de la Vega, El Greco, Miguel de Cervantes, Juan de Mariana, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, José Cadalso, Vicente Aleixandre, and Julio Cortázar. His first book Cervantes and Modernity (Bucknell University Press, 2007) investigates Don Quijote's relation to the Enlightenment via its influence on three major philosophers: Voltaire, Benito Jerónimo Feijóo, and Thomas Hobbes. He is currently working on a second book entitled Neoplatonism and Race in the Spanish Golden Age.