Co-director, Gender and Queer Studies
Harry Vélez Quiñones is a leading voice in the queering of early modern Spanish literature. His work focuses on the representation of gender and sexuality in 16th- and 17th-century Spanish theatre. He has written numerous articles in journals such as Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Revista Hispánica Moderna, Celestinesca, Confluencia, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, and La Torre, among others. His book, Monstrous Displays: Representation and Perversion in Spanish Literature (University of Press of the South, 1999) examines how behaviors, beliefs, or ideas decried as perversions achieve material representation through the discourse of monstrosity. His second book, What Matters are Loose Ends: Reading Lope de Vega in the Twenty-first Century, a critique of hegemonic ways of reading the comedia, is forthcoming.
B.A., Washington University, 1982; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University, 1983, 1990