Academic journal article Bulletin of the Comediantes

TRIBUTES: Elias L. Rivers (D. December 21, 2013, at Age 89)

Academic journal article Bulletin of the Comediantes

TRIBUTES: Elias L. Rivers (D. December 21, 2013, at Age 89)

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The field of Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic literature lost a brilliant scholar and generous mentor with the death of Elias L. Rivers, known for his illuminating research on poetry and theater. A cofounder of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, he took on leading roles for nearly three decades, as Secretary General (1962-1980), Vice President (1980-1986), and President (1986-1989). He was awarded the Universidad de Salamanca's Nebrija Prize in 1992 and was elected miembro correspondiente of the Real Academia Española in 2009. Elias's authority in the field was established by his critical edition of Garcilaso de la Vega's Obras completas (1974). An influential collection of essays, Things Done with Words (1984), resulted from his NEH seminar on speech acts in the comedia. His bilingual edition of Renaissance and Baroque Poetry of Spain, in print since 1966, and his critical essays highlight his concern with changing valuations and practices of literary genre including the sonnet in the comedia. …

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