Instructor for Spring 2017: Christopher Maurer
Christopher Maurer is Professor of Spanish in the Romance Studies Department at Boston University. Professor Maurer writes about Spanish poetry from Garcilaso to the so-called Generación del 27. Three of his major research interests are biography, textual criticism, and poetry’s relations with music and painting. His first book was a biography and edition of the bilingual (Italian/Spanish) sixteenth-century poet Francisco de Figueroa and his most recent, with Andrew A. Anderson, Federico Garcia Lorca en Nueva York y La Habana: Cartas y recuerdos (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2013). His translated books include Lorca’s Deep Song and Other Prose, In Search of Duende, and A Season in Granada, a collection of letters between Lorca and Salvador Dalí (Sebastian’s Arrows published by Swan Isle Press), The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián, an anthology of Gracián’s other writings (A Pocket Mirror for Heroes) and works by Juan Ramón Jiménez (The Complete Perfectionist: A Poetics of Work).