Mirianna D. Birnbaum
has just retired as Professor of Hungarian Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in order to take up a new position at the Central European University (Budapest) in the Department of Medieval Studies.She
is the author of eleven monographs and over one-hundred scholarly papers.Her
main areas of interest are in the Renaissance in Central Europe (cultural history and semiotics), theory of literature, and Jews in art and literature.
M.-Ana Börger-Reese teaches in the Department of Foreign Languages at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.Her
principal interests lie in Medieval Spanish Literature and Nineteenth-Century Peninsular Drama.Most of her
work has dealt with comparative genre studies (drama, prose, opera, dance) and translation.She
is currently working on a translation into Spanish of Loveknot by contemporary playwright Dorothy Louise.She
has served as Administrative Director of the José Greco Foundation for Hispanic Dance for the past 15 years.Before being asked to serve on the editorial board of Mediterranean Studies she
was Managing Editor of Hispanic Review.