|Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures|
| Julia Farmer received her AB in Spanish and Italian from
Bryn Mawr College and her PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from
the University of California, Berkeley. Her primary research interests are
in the area of Renaissance and baroque Spanish and Italian literature. She
has taught Spanish language courses at all levels, as well as courses on
medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature. She has published articles on
Francis Petrarch and on the Spanish novelist Benito Pérez de Galdós,
as well as collaborated on an edition of Lope de Vega’s Los mártires
de Japón. She has presented at national and international conferences
on authors such as St. Teresa de Avila, María de Zayas, and Cervantes.
She is especially interested in the interrelationship between literature
and the fields of politics and anthropology.