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Alex McNair

Alexander J. McNair

Associate Professor and Division Director of Spanish and Portuguese

Baylor University
One Bear Place #97393
Waco, TX 76798-7393
Burleson 118A

Office Phone: (254) 710-4627

Fall 2014 Office Hours: TR 9:30-11:00, and by appointment

Alex_McNair@baylor.edu

Education
Ph.D., 1999 Hispanic Literature, The University of Texas at Austin
M.A., 1995 Hispanic Literature, The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., 1993 Spanish and Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin

Courses Taught
Intermediate Spanish

Publications
BOOKS:
Poema de mio Cid, Edition (Newark, Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta-LinguaText, 2008).

Romancero viejo, Edition (Newark, Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta-LinguaText, 2006).

SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES:
"'Cató por agüero': The Evolving Function of Augury in the Cidian Tradition." Essays in Medieval Studies 28 (2012): pp. 69-82.

"Corpse, Codex, and Chronicle: Robert Southey Translating the Poem of the Cid." Essays in Medieval Studies 27 (2011): pp. 79-104.

"El Cid, the Impaler: Line 1254 of the Poem of the Cid." Essays in Medieval Studies 26 (2010): pp. 45-68.

"Definitions and Engimas: The Textual Transmission of Lope de Vega's Sonnet 191 (Rimas)." Hispanófila 145 (2005): pp. 1-17.

"Re-evaluating Herrera's Sonnet XXXVIII: Notes on Sense and Intellect in the Lyric Persona of Algunas obras (1582)." Hispanic Review 71 (2003): pp. 565-84.

"Reconsidering the Didacticism of Lope de Vega's Arcadia." Romance Notes 42 (2001): 97-105.

BOOK CHAPTERS:
"St. James as Pilgrim or Moorslayer in the Poem of the Cid." Pp. 224-29; 343-44 in Pilgrimage and Faith: Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. Ed. Virginia Raguin, Dina Bandel, and F.E. Peters (Chicago: Serindia Press, 2010).

"Bartolomé de Torres Naharro." Pp. 230-35 in Sixteenth-Century Writers, Ed. Gregory Kaplan.  Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 318 (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2006).

Research Interests
Medieval and Renaissance language, literature, and culture; Folklore and Oral Traditions of the Spanish-Speaking World

Languages
Spanish (fluent), Portuguese, Italian and Latin (reading)