Edward H. Friedman
Edward H. Friedman is currently professor of Spanish and comparative literature at Vanderbilt University. He received a BA from the University of Virginia and MA and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He has taught at Kalamazoo College, Arizona State University, and Indiana University and was a visiting professor at the University of Lisbon in Portugal.
Dr. Friedman has published books that focus on Cervantes, the picaresque novel, and Spanish drama of the 16th and 17th centuries. He has served as editor of three journals and currently is editor of the Bulletin of the Comediantes, devoted to Renaissance and baroque theater in Spain and to colonial Latin American theater. He is the author of two textbooks and more than three hundred articles and reviews and has edited several collections. He has held elected positions in professional organizations and is the immediate past president of the Cervantes Society of America.
He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, and the Fulbright program. His latest research projects center on Don Quixote, and he has just completed a book-length manuscript entitled Cervantes in the Middle, which looks at experimental Spanish novels from the mid-sixteenth century to the early twentieth century.
Dr. Friedman and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.