JULIA C. HERNÁNDEZ

ABOUT ME

A native of South Carolina, I received a BA in History and an AB in Classics from the College of Charleston in 2005 and an MA in Classics from the University of Georgia in 2014. Before beginning my current position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University, I  completed a doctorate in Hispanic Studies at the University of Georgia, defending my dissertation,  “Accessing Texts, Acquiring Language, and Projecting Prestige: Spaniards Learning Greek from Juan de Mena to Francisco de Quevedo,” in December of 2018.

I am currently the managing editor of Bulletin of the Comediantes, the international journal of early modern Spanish comedia studies, having previously served as its editorial fellow and editorial assistant since 2017.

The manuscript of my first book, a cultural history of ancient Greek in the early modern Spanish world, is in preparation thanks to funding from Washington and Lee's Lenfest Summer Research Grant, and my work  appears in Romance Notes and the forthcoming volume of Calíope. I have presented at the meetings of the Renaissance Society of America, the Society for Classical Studies, the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry, and the Society for the History of the Humanities, among others. My doctoral research at the Biblioteca Nacional de España and other archives was possible through the generous support of the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts. I received training in paleography and codicology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and through Spain's Fundación de Ciencias de la Documentación.