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Stanislav Zimic

ProfessorPh.D.-Romance Languages, Duke University

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Stanislav Zimic


  • Phone: 512-232-4526
  • Office: BEN 3.128
  • Office Hours: TTH 11-12:30


Golden Age literature


Professor Stanislav Zimic earned a B-Diploma  in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; a Master Degree in French and Spanish from the University of Miami, Fla, and a  Ph. D. in Romance Languages and  Literatures from Duke University, N.C . (1964). At the University of Texas, since 1962, he has taught courses in Spanish at all levels, mostly  Golden Age prose, drama and poetry. He has also taught, for 20 years, courses for the Honors-Plan I program, and, for 10 years, for the Freshman Seminar program. He is the reicipient of several Teaching Excellence Awards and the Director of several award- winning dissertations. He has published a dozen books and over hundred monographs and articles on Spanish Golden Age literature: Spanish and Portuguese Renaissance theater, Encina,Torres Naharro, Gil Vicente; Cervantes' Don Quijote,  Novelas Ejemplares, dramatic works, Persiles y  Segismunda, Galatea; Garcilaso de la Vega's poetry ; Lope de Vega's theater; Novela Cortesana: F. de Quintana; occasional publications on literatures and authors of other epochs and areas. Prof. Zimic has participated, as invited speaker, in numerous national and international symposta and professional meetings on Spanish literature and civilization. His overall  academic work has  received national and international recognition. Since 1977, he has been member of the ANLE (Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española) and since 1979, a corresponding member of the Real Academia de la Lengua Española.

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