Hilaire Kallendorf (2009)
is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at UCLA and an American Council of Learned Societies / Andrew W. Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow. She was awarded a Howard Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship from Brown University and, in 2006, the $50,000 Hiett Prize in the Humanities. Her research and teaching deal with many aspects of religious experience, especially as belief relates to literature and culture. She is the author of two academic monographs, Exorcism and Its Texts: Subjectivity in Early Modern Literature of England and Spain
(University of Toronto Press, 2003) and Conscience on Stage: The Comedia as Casuistry in Early Modern Spain
(University of Toronto Press, 2007). She is general editor of A New Companion to Hispanic Mysticism
(Leiden: Brill, 2010 [in press]); translator of Francisco de Quevedo’s Silvas
into English (Lima, Peru: Editorial Corvus / Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 2010 [in press]); and co-author with Cliff Richey of a memoir, Acing Depression: A Tennis Champion’s Toughest Match
(Washington, D.C.: New Chapter Press, 2010). She has also published 15 articles on such topics as self-exorcism, piety and pornography, ghosts, Taíno religious ceremonies, and Christian humanism in the Renaissance.