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Kallendorf, Hilaire Professor


Hilaire Kallendorf is Professor of Hispanic and Religious Studies and former Cornerstone Faculty Fellow in Liberal Arts 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, along with research grants from the Renaissance Society of America, the Bibliographical Society of America, the Ford Foundation, Spain's Ministry of Culture, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is the author of four monographs, Exorcism and Its Texts: Subjectivity in Early Modern Literature of England and Spain (Toronto, 2003); Conscience on Stage: The Comedia as Casuistry in Early Modern Spain (Toronto, 2007); Sins of the Fathers: Moral Economies in Early Modern Spain (Toronto, 2013); and Ambiguous Antidotes: Virtue as Vaccine for Vice in Early Modern Spain (Toronto, 2017). She is general editor of A New Companion to Hispanic Mysticism (Brill, 2010), which won the 2011 Bainton Book Prize for Reference Works from the Sixteenth Century Society; A Companion to Early Modern Hispanic Theater (Brill, 2014); and A Companion to the Spanish Renaissance (Brill, 2019). She translated Spanish Baroque poet Francisco de Quevedo's Silvas into English (Universidad de San Marcos, 2011). With her father she wrote a memoir, Acing Depression: A Tennis Champion's Toughest Match (Washington, D.C.: New Chapter Press, 2010). She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on such topics as self-exorcism, piety and pornography, ghosts, Ta?no religious ceremonies, and Christian humanism in the Renaissance, as well as entries on Spain, Spanish Literature, Miguel de Cervantes, and Hispanic Mysticism for the Renaissance and Reformation edition of the Oxford Bibliographies Online.

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