Prof. Pettinaroli Selected as a Judge to Pick Winner of Prestigious Cervantes Prize in Spanish-language Literature

Dr. Elizabeth Pettinaroli, associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rhodes, has been named to the jury who will select this year’s winner of The Miguel de Cervantes Prize.

Established in 1975, it is the highest distinction bestowed on an outstanding writer for Spanish-language literature. Past prizewinners have included Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, Ana María Matute, and Elena Poniatowska. The award will be presented April 23, 2015 in Madrid by the King and Queen of Spain.

Pettinaroli studies the literatures of the Early Modern Hispanic world in a comparative context, focusing on the elaboration of notions of space and place, and literary history.