Ronald Surtz (Ph.D., Harvard U.) is an Emeritus Professor in Spanish specializing in medieval and Golden Age literature.
He has written: The Birth of a Theater (1979); The Guitar of God: Gender, Power, and Authority in the Visionary World of Mother Juana de la Cruz (1481-1534) (1990); and Writing Women in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain: The Mothers of St. Teresa of Avila (1995). He has edited Teatro castellano de la Edad Media (1992) and Juan Pastor’s Aucto nuevo (1981).
He is co-editor of a collection of essays entitled Creation and Re-creation: Experiments in Literary Form in Early Modern Spain (1983). He has directed dissertations on such topics as the Libro de miseria omne, Pedro de Corral’s Crónica sarracina, and censorship in 17th-century Spain.