Rachel Schmidt

Pronouns: She/her
Rachel Schmidt

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-6383

Background

Educational Background

B.A. Art History, University of Kansas, 1985

Bachelor of Arts (Highest Distinction) Art History, University of Kansas, 1985

Doctor of Philosophy Romance Languages and Literatures, Princeton University, 1992

Master of Arts Spanish Literature, University of Kansas, 1988

Master of Arts Romance Languages and Literatures, Princeton University, 1990

Research

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Awards

  • Fellow, Calgary Institute for the Humanities. 2016
  • Member of the Clay Center High School (Kansas) Hall of Fame, 2011
  • Canadian Association of Hispanists Best Book published by a member, 1997-1999, for "Critical Images." , Canadian Association of Hispanists. 1999
  • Nominated by Department of Romance Languages and Literatures for Princeton University Distinguished Dissertation Award as best dissertation in the department between 1988 and 1992., Princeton University. 1992
  • Grant for dissertation research in Spain, Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States Universities. 1990
  • Albert B. Schultz Fellowship, Princeton University. 1989
  • Armstrong Stipend Prize, 1992
  • Princeton Graduate Fellowship, Princeton University. 1992
  • International Telephone and Telegraph/Institute of International Education Fellowship for research in Spain, 1986

Publications

  • “Cervantes’s Sigismunda as a Pilgrim among the Vagamundas.”. Bulletin of Spanish Studies 97.3 (2020). 321-340. (2020)
  • “Introduction: A Consideration of Cervantes’s Lay Knowledge in Early-Modern Spain” . Rachel Schmidt. Cervantes 39.1 (Spring 2019). 17-27. (2019)
  • “Seeing Cervantes as More than a Soldier, or How to Reframe our Portrait of the Artist”. Rachel Schmidt. Hispanic Issues Online Debates 8 (2017). 111-122. (2017)
  • “The Stained and the Unstained: Feliciana de la Voz’s Hymn to Mary in the Context of the Immaculist Movement”. Rachel Schmidt. eHumanista Cervantes 5 (2016). 478-495. (2016)
  • “La cultura visual y la construcción de la tríada de mitos españoles: Celestina, Don Quijote y Don Juan”. Rachel Schmidt. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 41.1 (Fall 2016). 437-463. (2016)
  • “Celestinas y majas en la obra de Goya, Alenza Nieto y Lucas Velázquez”. Rachel Schmidt. Celestinesca 39 (2015). 275-328. (2015)
  • “Cervantes’s Ingenioso Hidalgo: Ingenio and the Americas”. Rachel Schmidt. Cervantes 35.2 (Fall 2015). 51-76. (2015)
  • “Nacido bajo Marte, Mercurio y Apolo: ¿Un posible autorretrato de Cervantes hacia el final del Persiles?”. Rachel Schmidt. Anuario de estudios cervantinos 10 (2014). 257-70. (2014)
  • “La Cenotia del Persiles vista por sí misma: maga en la tradición persa, y no hechicera” . Rachel Schmidt. eHumanista Cervantes 2: (2013). 19-38. (2013)
  • “El discurso astrológico en el episodio de Grisóstomo y Marcela (Don Quijote I:12-14)". Rachel Schmidt. eHumanista Cervantes 1: (2012). 183-197. (2012)
  • “La praxis y la parodia del discurso del ars moriendi en el Quijote de 1615”. Rachel Schmidt. Anales Cervantinos. XLII (enero-diciembre 2010). 117-130. (2010)
  • “Cervantes’s Galatea and Friedrich Schlegel’s Lucinde, or Unmasking the Pastoral and the Allegorical as Modes of the Modern Novel”. Rachel Schmidt. Anales de estudios cervantinos III. Cervantes entre dos Siglos de Oro: de la Galatea al Persiles (2007). 23-35. (2007)
  • “The Intersection of Desire, Erotics and National Identity in Gustave Doré’s Don Quixote” . Rachel Schmidt. Review of Japanese Culture and Society, Special Issue “Don Quixote, East and West” Vol. 18 (December 2006). 12-31. (2006)
  • “Women in the 1905 and 1916 Cervantes Centenary Activities”. Rachel Schmidt. Romance Quarterly 52:4 (Fall 2005). 294-311. (2005)
  • "Hacer que los cuadros hablen: La problemática del marco en Un novelista en el Museo del Prado de Mujica Lainez" . Rachel Schmidt. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. 28:1 (Otoño 2003). 119-135. (2003)
  • “The Performance and Hermeneutics of Death in the Last Chapter of Don Quijote” . Rachel Schmidt. Cervantes 20:2 (Fall 2000). 101-126.. (2000)
  • "The Romancing of Don Quixote: Spatial Innovation and Visual Interpretation in the Imagery of Johannot, Doré and Daumier". Rachel Schmidt. Word and Image 14:4 (October-December 1998). 354-370. (1998)
  • "Maps, Figures, and Canons in the Viaje del Parnaso". Rachel Schmidt. Cervantes 16 (1996). 29-46. (1996)
  • La ilustración gráfica y la interpretación del Quijote en el siglo XVIII" . Rachel Schmidt. Dieciocho 19.2 (Fall 1996). 203-248. (1996)
  • "The Development of Hispanitas in Spanish Sixteenth-Century Versions of the Fall of Numancia". Rachel Schmidt. Renaissance and Reformation 19:2 (1995). 27-46. (1995)
  • "Herrera's Concept of Imitation as the Taking of Spoils". Rachel Schmidt. Calíope 1:1 (Fall 1995). 12-26. (1995)
  • Forms of Modernity: 'Don Quixote' and Modern Theories of the Novel. Rachel Schmidt. University of Toronto Press. (2011)
  • Critical Images: The Canonization of Don Quixote through Illustrated Editions in the Eighteenth Century. Rachel Schmidt. McGill-Queen's University Press. (1999)
  • “Don Quixote in Germany: Carnival and Politics in Heinrich Heine’s and Tony Johannot’s Interpretations of Don Quixote” in Don Quixote around the Globe: Perceptions and Interpretations. Rachel Schmidt; Slav N. Gratchev; Howard Mancing. Juan de la Cuesta. 115-142. (2020)
  • "Palimpsestos en la España de Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda de Miguel de Cervantes: referencias a la cultura ibérica precristiana" in Nuevas perspectivas cervantinas. Fuentes, relaciones, recepción. Rachel Lynn Schmidt Dr.. University of Castilla-La Mancha. 227-246.. (2020)
  • Sigismunda como peregrina en Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda de Miguel de Cervantes" in En el país de Cervantes. Estudios de recepción e interpretación.. Rachel Lynn Schmidt Dr.. Editorial Visor. (2019)
  • "Framing and Threading Non-Literary Discourse into the Structure of Cervantes’s Don Quixote II" in Viktor Shklovsky’s Heritage in Literature, Arts, and Philosophy. Rachel Schmidt; Slav N. Gratchev; Howard Mancing. Lexington Books. 125-137. (2019)
  • “Hecho reloj: Human Clocks, Bodies and Sexuality in Early-Modern Spanish Humorous Literature” In Self, Other and Context in Early Modern Spain: Studies in Honor of Howard Mancing. Rachel Schmidt; Isabel Jaén, Carolyn A. Nadeau; Julien Jacques Simon.. Juan de la Cuesta. 121-134. (2017)
  • "World War and the Novel: Responding to Don Quijote in 1914 and 1934" in Don Quixote. The Re-Accentuation of the World’s Greatest Hero. Rachel Schmidt; Viatcheslav Gratchev; Howard Mancing. Bucknell University Press. 107-121. (2017)
  • “Cosmography and Perspectivism: Alonso de Fuentes’s 'Summa de philosophia natural,' Its Book Illustrations and Cervantes’s 'Don Quixote'” in Visualizing the Text: From Manuscript Culture to the Age of Caricature. Rachel Schmidt, C Ionescu; L Beck. University of Delaware Press. 25-48. (2017)
  • “¿Bestias u hombres? La tratadística de la <<verdadera nobleza>> y la comedia” in La violencia en el mundo hispánico en el siglo de oro. Rachel Schmidt; V Roncero; J M Escudero. Visor. 291-302. (2010)
  • “Bajtín y Foucault leen 'Don Quijote de la Mancha': el retorno del idealismo” in Don Quijote Cosmopolita. Nuevos estudios sobre la recepción internacional de la novela cervantina (Vol. II). Rachel Schmidt; H C Hagedorn. Universidad de Castilla/La Mancha. 419-457. (2009)
  • "'Leyendo otros que sean luz del alma’: el 'Quijote' y la literatura del ars moriendi” in Cervantes y el Quijote. Actas del Coloquio Internacional. Rachel Schmidt; Martinez Mata E. Editorial Arco. 113-124. (2007)
  • “Don Quijote y su lugar en la novelística y la estética de Hermann Cohen” in Cervantes y su mundo Vol. II.. Rachel Schmidt; R Reichenberger; K Reichenberger. Editorial Reichenberger. 417-436. (2005)
  • “Beyond Words: Cervantes Iconography in the 1905 Centenary and the Following Decade” in Don Quixote Illustrated: Textual Images and Visual Readings. Iconografía del Quijote. Rachel Schmidt; E Urbina; J G Maestro. Editorial Mirabel. 39-75. (2005)
  • “Marcas, marcos y memoria en 'Las huellas de Robinson' de Julián Ríos” in Images et Mémoire, Les Cahiers du GRIMH 3. Rachel Schmidt. Université Lumière-Lyon 2. 59-69. (2003)
  • “El filosemitismo y el antisemitismo en la recepción del 'Quijote' al principio del siglo XX" in El olivo y la espada. Estudios sobre el antisemitismo en España (siglos XVI-XX). . Rachel Schmidt; H Nottebaum; Joan i. Max Niemeyer Verlag. 321-340. (2003)
  • “'La conservación de la salud' de Miraval como posible fuente de 'La vida es sueño'” in Calderón 2000. Homenaje a Kurt Reichenberger en su 80 Cumpleaños. Actas del Congreso Internacional, IV Centenario del nacimiento de Calderón, Universidad de Navarra, s. Rachel Schmidt; I Arellano. Editorial Reichenberger. 633-645. (2002)
  • “Nuevas aportaciones al estudio de la iconografía cervantina en la obra de Goya" in Actas del IV Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Cervantistas. Rachel Schmidt. Universitat de les Illes Balears. 439-446. (2001)
  • "Reassessing Friedrich Schlegel's Reading of 'Don Quixote' in the Light of His Early Writings" in Imagining Culture: Essays in Early Modern History and Literature. Rachel Schmidt; T Wolber; Hewitt CMK; C Kent. Berghahn. 188-213. (2000)
  • "Challenging the Order of the Sun in Góngora's 'Soledades'" in The Lion and the Eagle: Interdisciplinary Essays on German-Spanish Relations over the Centuries.. Rachel Schmidt; J Hart . Garland. 165-182. (1996)
  • Picturing Don Quixote. Rachel Schmidt. PDR Press. 62-76. (2017)