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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Professor Melveena McKendrick

Professor Emerita of Spanish Golden-Age Literature, Culture and Society (member of the Department from 1967 to her retirement in 2008; University Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Jan 2004 to Oct 2008); Life Fellow of Girton College
Spanish & Portuguese
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Melveena McKendrick specialises in the literature of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain, particularly the theatre and its socio-ideological context. Her publications include Woman and Society in the Spanish Drama of the Golden Age (1974); Cervantes (1980); Calderón's El mágico prodigioso (1982); Theatre in Spain 1490-1700 (1989); Playing the King: Lope de Vega and the Limits of Conformity (2000); and Identities in Crisis: Essays on Honour, Gender and Women in the 'Comedia'(2002).