Frederick de Armas
Frederick de Armas: The Portrait of a Pious Widow: Francisco de Ribalta and Lope de Vega's La viuda valenciana
Frederick de Armas is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities and the Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago.
Prof. de Armas’s interests include the politics of astrology; magic and the Hermetic tradition; ekphrasis; and the relations between the verbal and the visual particularly between Spanish literature and Italian art.
His books and edited collections include: The Invisible Mistress: Aspects of Feminism and Fantasy in the Golden Age; The Prince in the Tower: Perceptions of "La vida es sueno"; Heavenly Bodies: The Realms of "La Estrella de Sevilla"; A Star-Crossed Golden Age: Myth and the Spanish Comedia; and Cervantes, Raphael and the Classics. His edited collection, Writing for the Eyes in the Spanish Golden Age (2004) brings together a pioneering collection of interdisciplinary essays on the intricate relations between the verbal and the visual during the Spanish Golden Age.