Myriam Yvonne Jehenson is professor and chair of Modern Languages and Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. She held a fellowship at the Five College Women's Studies Research Center at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, in 1993. At the State University of New York at Oswego she was associate professor and professor of Foreign Languages and English as well as coordinator of the Spanish and Latin-American Programs from 1986-1993. She was director of the Honors Program at the University of Albuquerque from 1975-1986. Born in Belize, British Honduras, she has a doctorate in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She is the author of a book on the Renaissance pastoral, The Golden World of Pastoral: A Comparative Study of Philip Sidney's "Arcadias" and Honoré d'Urfé's "L'Astrée" ( 1981), and articles and book reviews on Spanish, French, and Latin-American literature in numerous journals.