Hispanic Classical Theater and Literature, Spanish Colonial Literature, Colonial and Post-colonial studies, Transatlantic Studies
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Benito Quintana is Associate Professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. His areas of specialization are 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish Classical Theater and Literature, with particular emphasis on the comedias of the conquest of the Americas. Additional interests are Colonial Literature and cultural studies, as well as the development and perception of the conquest of the Americas in contemporary cultural perspectives found in theatre, literature, and public education.
His most recent publication, a critical edition of the Spanish comedia Los españoles en Chile by Francisco González de Bustos, appeared in 2012 (Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs). He is currently working on a critical edition of the comedia by Fernando de Zárate, La conquista de México, as well as a monograph addressing the conquest of the Americas as represented in theatre from the 17th- to the 20th-century in Spain and the Americas.
Dr. Quintana has also published several articles on colonial narratives of the Americas, the representation of women in the conquest of the Americas as staged in Spanish classical theatre, and the representations of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz in Mexico’s public education textbooks (1960-2005).