Ricardo Gullón, professor emeritus of Spanish
and Portuguese, died on February 11, 1991. He was 82.
Professor Gullón was born on August 31, 1908,
in Astorga, Spain. He studied at the Instituto de Leon and received
a bachelor's degree there in 1923. He was awarded a law degree from
the University of Madrid in 1929.
Dr. Gullón was a member of the Spanish judiciary
from 1933 through 1958 and served as attorney general of Santander,
Spain, from 1955 to 1958. He taught at the University of Puerto Rico,
New York University, and Columbia University. He came to The University
of Texas at Austin as visiting professor in 1960-61 and joined the faculty
the following year. Professor Gullón specialized in the French
surrealists and nineteenth century Spanish literature. He served as
associate editor for Hispanic Review and Symposium.
Professor Gullón published numerous books, including
Galdos, novelista moderno, Garcia Marquez o el arte de contar,
and Ruben Dario: sus mejores paginas. Professor Gullón
held a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1969 to carry out research on modernism
in Latin America.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo
Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on November
17, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the
UT Office of Public Affairs.