Baylor University, Cashion Building, 5th floor (Click here for directions)
Comfort Suites Baylor North is offering a special discount to our out-of-town attendees who would like to spend Friday and/or Saturday evening in Waco. Please mention Women in the Academy when you call to secure the group rate of $89/night. 254-799-7272
Hilaire Kallendorf is Director of Graduate Studies, as well as a Professor of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at UCLA and an American Council of Learned Societies/Andrew W. Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow. She was awarded a Howard Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship from Brown University and, in 2006, the $50,000 Hiett Prize in the Humanities. Her research and teaching deal with many aspects of religious experience, especially as belief relates to literature and culture. She is the author of two books, Exorcism and Its Texts: Subjectivity in Early Modern Literature of England and Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2003) and Conscience on Stage: The Comedia as Casuistry in Early Modern Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2007). She has also published over a dozen articles on such topics as self-exorcism, piety and pornography, ghosts, Ta'no religious ceremonies, and Christian humanism in the Renaissance.