Raquel Chang-Rodríguez (Ph.D., New York University) is Distinguished Professor of Hispanic literature and culture at the Graduate Center and The City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY), where she served as Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (1995-2000). She has held visiting posts at Colgate University as Colgate Professor of the Humanities and at Columbia University, and has taught in seminars in Spain at the Universidad de la Laguna (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), the Universidad Complutense, summer session at El Escorial, and the Universidad de Málaga, and in Germany at Philipps Universität Margburg.
A specialist in Colonial Literary Studies with emphasis on the Andean area and Mexico, Chang-Rodríguez has authored, edited and co-edited books treating the chronicles of the early contact period and native historians, as well as colonial drama and poetry. Among her books are: La apropiación del signo: tres cronistas indígenas del Perú (Arizona State University, 1988), El discurso disidente: ensayos de literatura colonial peruana (Catholic University of Peru, 1991), and Hidden Messages: Representation and Resistance in Andean Colonial Drama (1999, Bucknell University Press), La palabra y la pluma en Primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno (2005). In 2006 she coordinated Beyond Books and Borders: Garcilaso de la Vega y La Florida del Inca / Franqueando fronteras: Garcilaso de la Vega y La Florida del Inca, which appeared simultaneously in the USA and Peru. Chang-Rodríguez has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters in journals and collections from Europe and the Americas, and has contributed to major national and international projects such as Latin American Writers (Scribner's, 1989), History of Literature in the Caribbean (John Benjamins, 1994), Diccionario Enciclopédico de las Letras de América Latina (Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1995), the Encyclopedia of Latin American History (Scribner's, 1996), Storia della civiltá letteraria ispanoamericana (Torino, UTET, 2000), and the Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Studies, 1530-1900 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2008). In 1992 Professor Chang-Rodríguez founded Colonial Latin American Review (CLAR), the prize winning journal devoted to studying the colonial period from an interdisciplinary perspective. In recognition for her work as general editor of CLAR (1992-2003), she was selected runner-up and awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2005 international competition for best editor sponsored by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ).
Raquel Chang-Rodríguez's research projects have been supported by the Mex-Am Cultural Foundation, The Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States Universities, the New York Council for the Humanities, the Organization for American States (OAS), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) which awarded her a fellowship. Professor Chang-Rodríguez has served on the advisory board of Revista Iberoamericana, and now serves as board member of the following publications: Colonial Latin American Review, Calíope, Chasqui, Ciberletras, Hofstra Hispanic Review, Itinerarios, Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, and Revista Hostosiana. She has served twice (1985-87; 1997-2000), as President of the International Institute of Iberoamerican Literature [Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana (IILI)]. A frequent key-note speaker at conferences and symposia, Chang-Rodríguez co-anchored Charlando con Cervantes, a program of interviews with prominent personalities sponsored by CUNY-TV and the Instituto Cervantes (1995-04). She is Honorary Associate of the Hispanic Society of America, and Profesora Honoraria of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru. Her latest research project centers on colonial poetry. She is honorary Associate of the Hispanic Society of America, Profesora Honoraria of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru, and Doctor Honoris Causa by The National University of Athens, Greece.
Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez was a guest of honor and lead speaker at the Fifth Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaisssance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry at Ohio State University (October 17-20). Her plenary address discussed the integration of Spanish and Creole poets in early colonial Lima, capital of the viceroyalty of Peru. She was invited to participate in the Symposium on Baroque/Neo-Baroque sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages of the University of Chicago (October 25-26) with a presentation showing the relationship of religious art, portraiture, and illustrated chronicles depicting Inca genealogy. On November 1, she lectured at Columbia University on "Murúa, Guaman Poma y las reinas del Incario."
Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez was awarded the title of Profesora Honoraria from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, the oldest institution of higher learning in the Americas, at a ceremony on January 24, 2002 in Lima, Peru. She received the honor for her contributions to the study of Peruvian literature, including the editing and publication of unknown colonial texts, the promotion of Andean culture, and her role as founder and general editor of the journal Colonial Latin American Review.
Juan Manuel Burga Díaz, President of the University of San Marcos, chaired the ceremony in which Distinguished Professor Chang-Rodríguez received the corresponding medal and diploma. She gave a lecture on the relationship between humanistic studies and cultural diversity in the early years of San Marcos at the ceremony, which was attended by high-ranking officials from Peruvian universities as well as the former president of Peru, Valentín Paniagua. Cristóbal Aljovín, special assistant to the President for international relations, read the decree justifying the award; Carlos García Bedoya, Coordinator of the Department of Literature, offered the traditional laudatio reviewing the intellectual trajectory of the honoree. Professor Chang-Rodríguez responded with a lecture on the relationship between humanistic studies and cultural diversity in the early years of San Marcos.
This year Distinguished Professor Chang-Rodríguez served as a member of the steering committee of the Early Ibero/Anglo Americanist Summit hosted by the University of Arizona from 16 to 19 May 2002. Sponsored by the Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities, the Society of Early Americanists and Colonial Latin American Review, the journal founded and directed by Distinguished Professor Chang-Rodríguez, the aims of the conference were two-fold: to foster a dialogue among scholars researching the Colonial culture of the Americas; and to disseminate material pertaining to the various literary traditions through its web site http://www.mith2.umd.edu/ summit/Ibero_Anglo.html. Professor Chang-Rodríguez presented a paper on early Andean women poets. She was recently elected to the Board of the International Institute of Ibero American Literature, the premiere professional organization for literary scholars in that field.
Also, she edited Historia de la literatura mexicana: La cultura letrada en la Nueva España del siglo XVII. This 744-page book in which leading critics from Europe and the Americas have participated, is the second volume of a new history of Mexican Literature published by Siglo XXI, one of the most prominent editorial houses in the Hispanic world. In addition to coordinating the volume, Professor Chang-Rodríguez contributed the introduction and an essay analyzing 17th century lyric poetry in Mexico. The book was presented at The Americas Society in New York on November 5th, and at the 16th Guadalajara International Book Fair (Mexico) on December 1st. She has contributed the following book chapters: "Clarinda y el catálogo de mujeres ilustres en su Discurso en loor de la poesía (1608)." Homenaje a Luis Jaime Cisneros. Eduardo Hopkins Rodríguez, ed.. 2 Vols. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2002. 1: 745-58. (Spanish translation of an article published in Calíope 4. 1-2 (1998): 94-106), and "Las mujeres españolas en el Primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno: intersecciones genéricas y culturales." Homenaje a Franklin Pease. G.Y. Rafael Varón Gabai et al, eds. 2 Vols. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2002. 1: 345-55.
She also attended three by invitation conferences. The first was sponsored by the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago (March 8-9) to promote interest in their collections and publicize research opportunities. On the 19th and 20th of April, she participated in a symposium on "Peru in Black and White and in Color: The Unique Texts and Images in the Colonial Andean Manuscripts of Martín de Murúa and Guaman Poma de Ayala," sponsored by the Catholic University of Peru, the Newberry Library and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago. Her conference paper underscored the singular fashion in which the criollos were depicted in the chronicle written by the native historian Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. In the third symposium (September 22-26) sponsored by the University of Córdoba (Spain) and the city of Montilla and devoted to the life and works of the Peruvian writer Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, she presented a paper on La Florida del Inca (1605), viewing this chronicle as a bridge between the Caribbean and the Andean worlds.
During the Fall '02 semester Professor Chang-Rodríguez was invited to lecture at the University of Pennsylvania on "Guaman Poma de Ayala y las mujeres españolas de Primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno" (October 10th) and at the University of Puerto Rico on "Monjas, modas y matrimonios españoles en Primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno" (November 13th).
Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez presented a paper analyzing the process of representation in La Florida del Inca, the 1605 chronicle written by the Peruvian author Garcilaso de la Vega, at the 5th International Congress of Golden Age Literature, sponsored by the Universidad Nacional del Comahue from April 10-12 in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. On April 16th she lectured at the Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires on Garcilaso and his La Florida del Inca, situating it in the field of historical works written about the Spanish territories now part of the United States. Her article, "Las Coyas incaicas y la complementariedad andina en la Historia (c. 1616) de Martín de Murúa," on the depictions of the Inca queens in the 17th century chronicles written by Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala and Martín de Murúa and published in Studi Ispanici in 1999, was selected to appear in the Andean web site www.kb.dk/elib/mss/poma sponsored by the Royal Libray of Copenhagen in connection with the digitalization of First New Chronicle and Good Government, the 1615 illustrated history written by Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala.
In addition, she delivered the Inaugural lecture, "Contigüidades culturales: Cuba y La Florida del Inca (1605)," of the Hispanic Cultures Seminar at Harvard University on September 29, 2003. She presented the lead lecture on "The Relationship of Literature, Anthropology and Images" in the Summer Course Bellas Artes/ Bellas Letras (El paradigma mexicano), sponsored by the Universidad Complutense (Madrid) and held at El Escorial, Spain, from August 25-29, 2003. Professor Chang-Rodríguez organized and presided the session on "Lírica virreinal y patria americana" at The Colonial Americas: First International Interdisciplinary Symposium, sponsored by Georgetown University, Washington D.C., October 9-11, 2003. Her review of In the Language of Kings: An Anthology of Mesoamerican Literature-Precolumbian to the Present, edited by Miguel León Portilla, Earl Shorris with Sylvia S. Shorris, Ascensión H. de León Portilla and Jorge Klor de Alva (New York: W. W. Norton, 2001), appeared in Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas 67 (Fall 2003): 88-89.
On October 24-25, 2003 Professor Chang-Rodríguez participated with an invited paper, "Casos cubanos en La Florida del Inca (1605), " in the symposium Colonial Latin American Literature: A State of the Art sponsored by Yale University. Her chapter "Entre el Caribe y los Andes: Cuba y La Florida del Inca (1605)," appeared in Nictimene... sacrílega. Estudios coloniales en homenaje a Georgina Sabat-Rivers, a book coordinated by Mabel Moraña and Yolanda Martínez San Miguel, and co-published in 2003 by the Mexican university Claustro de Sor Juana and the International Institute of Ibero-American Literature in Pittsburgh.
Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez participated in the "Curso de Literatura Hispanoamericana: temas y géneros, historia y maravilla" (8-12 March 2004) sponsored by the Universidad de Málaga where she lectured on "El deslumbramiento de América y los cronistas andinos." In March 29-31 she lectured on the Andean chronicler Guaman Poma de Ayala and taught a master class on the Mexican poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz at the University of Northern Illinois. Her essay on "Amarilis: Epístola a Belardo," appeared in "Yo con mi viveza". Textos de conquistadoras, monjas, brujas, poetas y otras mujeres de la colonia, edited by Luisa Campuzano and Catharina Vallejo (Cuadernos Casa 41, La Habana-Montreal: Casa de las Américas and Concordia University, 2003), pp. 48-57; an article by Chang-Rodríguez on two early Peruvian poets, "Ecos andinos: Clarinda y Diego Mexía en la Primera Parte del Parnaso Antártico (1608)," was published in Calíope (Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry) 9.1 (2003): 67-80. The third revised edition of Distinguished Professor Chang-Rodríguez' popular anthology of Spanish-American literature, Voces de Hispanoamérica. Antología literaria, co-edited with Professor Malva E. Filer, was published in Boston by Thomson and Heinle (2004).
In June she was invited to participate in the Foro Borges, sponsored by the Cervantes Institute of New York and the Transatlantic Studies Program of Brown University (17 to 18 June 2004). Her presentation discussed Atlas (1989), a book-collage prepared by the acclaimed Argentinian writer and María Kodama. She delivered the keynote address "Guaman Poma valora a los virreyes del Perú," at the congress Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana (JALLA), held at the University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru, 9-13 August, 2004; while in Lima, Chang-Rodríguez participated in the 7th Seminar on Peruvian Colonial Chroniclers sponsored by the University of San Marcos with a lecture highlighting the colonial links among Cuba, Perú and the United States as evidenced in La Florida del Inca, the 1605 chronicle written by the first mestizo author from the Americas, Garcilaso de la Vega. At the 35th Congress of the International Institute of Ibero American Literature held at the Université de Poitiers (28 June to 1 July 2004), Chang-Rodríguez presented a paper treating gender and colonialism in La Florida del Inca. She has received a grant from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and the United States Universities to study women writers in viceregal Peru. The current issue (Vol. 14. No. 3) of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education features her interdisciplinary research.
She has contributed essays to the following publications: "Las veleidades de la representación: Guaman Poma, Murúa y la coya Chimpu Urma," in La formación de la cultura virreinal. II. El siglo XVII, eds. Karl Kohut and Sonia V. Rose ( Frankfurt am Mein: Vervuert; Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2004), 243-63; "Castellanos y peruleros en Primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno (1615) de Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala", in Proceedings of the 14th Congress of the International Association of Hispanists, eds . Isaías Lerner, Alejandro Alonso and Robert Nival, Vol 4. (Newark, Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta, 2004), 101-09. Her article "¿Virreyes virtuosos? El juicio de Guaman Poma de Ayala," appeared in Iberoromania 58 (2003), 25-48. She was a key-note speaker in the Hispanic Celelebration Lecture Series sponsored by Hofstra University in Fall '04 with a presentation on "Crisscrossing Perú with Native Historian Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala."
Dr. Chang-Rodríguez's book La palabra y la pluma en Primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno, was published by the Catholic University of Peru (PUCP, 2005; 205 pp.). It discusses how the native historian Felipe Guaman de Ayala uses his Andean heritage and appropriates European culture to represent, in words and images, his unique perception of Spanish conquest and colonization. Her article, "La mirada femenina y el orgullo novohispano," appeared in the issue of Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos 655 (January 2005):25-30, dedicated to colonial Spanish-American poetry, and her note on "Santa Rosa de Lima (y de Puerto Rico), " was published in Foro, the cultural supplement of the daily El Nuevo Día (San Juan), on 15 May 2005. On 12 May 2005 she lectured at Eötvos Lorand University , Budapest, Hungary, on "Guaman Poma de Ayala, cronista del Perú;" and on 23 May 2005, at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain, on "Cruzando culturas y atravesando territorios en La Florida del Inca (1605)." She participated electronically in a symposium organized by the University of San Marcos and the Academia Diplomática, both of Lima, Peru, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega's chronicle about Hernando de Soto's 1539 expedition to La Florida."
She was a lead lecturer at the international symposium "Spanish-American Utopias and Don Quijote," University of Salamanca (5-7 October 2005); her illustrated conference discussed the early impact of Cervantes' masterpiece in the Andean region. The Ministry of Foreign Relations of Peru invited Chang-Rodríguez's participation in the 19th International Book Fair held at Guadalajara, Mexico (26 November to 4 December 2005), in which Peru was the honored country. There she lectured on the chronicler Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and chaired a section on the indigenista writer José María Arguedas. Professor Chang-Rodríguez has contributed the following publications: "Gendered Voices from Lima and Mexico: Clarinda, Amarilis and Sor Juana," A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America, Ed. Susan Castillo and Ivy Schweitzer (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005), pp. 277-91; " Lírica novohispana y santidad criolla: Sigüenza y Sor Juana le cantan a la Guadalupana," Rememorando el pasado - Recuperando el futuro. Nuevos aportes para el estudio de la América Colonial, Ed. Veronica Salles-Reese (Bogotá: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2005), pp. 300-11; "Género y jerarquía en La Florida del Inca," Identidades. Reflexión, Arte y Cultura Peruana (Cultural supplement of El Peruano) 4.90 (8 August 2005): 3-5. and "El Inca Garcilaso en su centenario," Mula Verde Review, 1 ( November 2005). In recognition for her work as founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Colonial Latin American Review, Chang-Rodríguez was selected runner-up in the international competition for Distinguished Editor sponsored by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) and was awarded a diploma at the 2005 MLA Convention held in Washington D.C.
In the Spring 2006 Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez lectured on the study of colonial literature in the United States at the Instituto Raúl Porras Barrenechea, Lima, Peru (17 January 2006); she delivered the key-note address at the Annual Graduate Student Conference (March 3-4) sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of the University of Miami at Coral Gables; her lecture stressed the shared history of the Americas through a discussion of La Florida del Inca (1605) by the Peruvian writer Garcilaso de la Vega. At the Americas Society of New York, Chang-Rodríguez served as academic adviser for Points of Contact: Five Centuries of Cultural and Economic Exchange Between Asia and Latin America. The series of programs held in April and May underscored intercontinental links dating back to the 16th century, and early trade between the Philippines and the Viceroyalty of New Spain (Mexico) through the Galeón de Manila. She has contributed the following publications: "Quimera histórica y reafirmación indígena en La Florida del Inca (1605)," Studi Ispanici (2005), pp. 267-76; "Guaman Poma valora a los virreyes del Perú," Memorias de JALLA 2004. Sextas jornadas andinas de literatura iberoamericana, Ed. Carlos García Bedoya (Lima: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 2006), pp. 325-344; and "La fuente de la juventud y La Florida del Inca (1605)," Letras (Cultural magazine, San Juan de Puerto Rico), 8 January 2006. Chang-Rodríguez was recently invited to join the Colonial Dialogues, an interdisciplinary colloquium fostered by departments from the Humanities and the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
In the Fall 2006 she also edited, with an introduction, a chronology and 55 images, Beyond Books and Borders: Garcilaso de la Vega and La Florida del Inca (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2006), and Franqueando Fronteras: Garcilaso de la Vega y La Florida del Inca (Lima: Catholic University of Peru, 2006). The books, appearing simultaneously in English and Spanish, collect the essays from the 2003 symposium held at the City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, to mark the 4th centennial of the publication in Lisbon (1605) of La Florida del Inca. Chang-Rodríguez has contributed the following book chapter: "El asombro americano y los cronistas indígenas del Perú. Guaman Poma ante los virreyes españoles," in Literatura hispanoamericana. Historia y maravilla, ed. Guadalupe Fernández Ariza (Málaga: Universidad de Málaga, 2005), pp.19-47. At the congress of the International Institute of Ibero-American Literature (Genova, Italy, 26 June-1 July 2006), she presented a lead lecture on: "La Florida del Inca: proyección americana y transatlántica;" and at the 3rd International Congress of Spanish-American Literature, Universidad de Puerto Rico in Arecibo (16-18 November 2006), honoring the acclaimed writer Luis Rafael Sánchez, she was invited to lecture on Devórame otra vez, his collection of essays.
Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez (Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages) has published the following book chapters: “El periplo peruano de don Quijote,” in Cervantes and/ on/ in the New World, Julio Vélez-Sainz and Nieves Romero-Díaz (ed.), Newark: Juan de la Cuesta, 2007, 89-114; and “Clarinda, Amarilis y la ‘fruta nueva’ del Parnaso peruano,” in La mujer en la historia del Perú (siglos XV al XX), Carmen Meza y Teodoro Hampe (ed.), Lima: Fondo Editorial del Congreso del Perú, 2007, 17-35; her note “Charlando con Cervantes y con Ayala,” appeared in Hispania 89. 4 (2006): 867-69. At the invitation of the Graduate Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences of the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, in August 2007 Professor Chang-Rodríguez delivered a key-note lecture on “Evangelization, Literacy and Culture in the Spanish Colonies of the New World” and taught a seminar on the Spanish chronicles describing the early contact period in the Americas. Chang-Rodríguez read a paper on the poetry of Hernando Domínguez Camargo at the International Symposium of Colonial American Studies held at the University of San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador, 5-9 June 2007. She organized and moderated a panel devoted to “Colonialism and Modernity in Spanish American Literature” held on April 17, 2007 at the Americas Society in New York City. The Revista de la Universidad de México (Núm. 33, Nov. 2006) published a long interview by the Mexican writer Carmen Boullosa to Raquel Chang-Rodríguez about her recent book, La palabra y la pluma en Primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno (2005), on the Peruvian native historian Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala.
In Spring 2008 Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez published ‘Aquí, ninfas del sur, venid ligeras’. Voces poéticas virreinales (Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 437 pp.), in which, through carefully selected poetic voices that span the colonial period, she explores the formation of the literary and cultural personality of Spanish America. Two book-chapters by Chang-Rodríguez have appeared: “Poetry and Prose Literature,” in Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Studies. Ed. Joanne Pillsbury. Published in Collaboration with the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art. 3 Vols. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. 1: 388-406; “La princesa indígena y la gobernadora española en La Florida del Inca (1605),” in Fronteras de la literatura y de la crítica. Actas del XXXV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana. Ed. Fernando Moreno et al. CD-ROM. Poitiers: Centre de Recherches Latino-Américaines-Colección Archivos , 2006. In addition, her book-chapter, “El periplo peruano de don Quijote,” was selected to appear in: Utopías americanas del “Quijote.” Ed. José Carlos González Boixo. Salamanca: Instituto Castellano y Leonés de la Lengua, 2007, 83-100. Chang-Rodríguez taught a seminar on colonial poetry at the Cursos de Alta Especialización (CAE) in Hispanic Literature and Linguistic, of the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain (28-30 April 2008), and delivered a lead lecture on “Diálogos poéticos transatlánticos” at the international symposium sponsored by the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry held at the University of Córdoba, Spain, 17-20 October 2007. She presided a session at the II International Colloquium on Manuel González Prada: Challenging the Liberal Tradition (February 27-29) hosted by The Johns Hopkins University and Loyola College, was in the organizing committee of the Changing Cuba Conference (March 13-15) sponsored by the Bildner Center and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and recently was elected to the Executive Board of the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana (IILI), the leading professional organization promoting Latin American literature and culture.
In Fall 2008 Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez published the following book chapters: “La Florida del Inca: vínculos novohispanos y proyección americana.” Nuevas lecturas de “La Florida del Inca.” Ed. Carmen de Mora y Antonio Garrido Aranda. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert: 2008, pp. 67-82; and “Diálogos poéticos transatlánticos.” Ed. Pedro Ruiz Pérez. Cánones críticos en la poesía de los Siglos de Oro. Madrid: Academia del Hispanismo, 2008, pp. 291-309. She was invited to participate in an international congress sponsored by the University of Würzburg (24-27 September, Würzburg, Germany) on Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and presented a paper on “Vida y azar en la Relación de la descendencia de Garci Pérez de Vargas (1596).” Professor Chang-Rodríguez delivered the keynote speech on “Seeing and Believing in Colonial Spanish America” at the 4th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Hispanic Literature, Penn State University, 24 October 2008; she offered invited lectures at The University of Athens, Greece, on Inca Garcilaso de la Vega’s Royal Commentaries (1609; 1617), and at the CCNY Center for Worker Education Distinguished Professor, Distinguished Lecturer, and Named Chair Lecture Series, on Guaman Poma de Ayala’s First New Chronicle and Good Government (1615). The Mex-Am Cultural Foundation Inc. awarded Professor Chang-Rodríguez a grant to promote Mexican literature and culture. She was recently elected to the presidency of the “Centro de Estudios Literarios Latinoamericanos Antonio Cornejo Polar,” in Lima, Peru.
In the Spring 2009 Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez published the following book chapters: “Spanish Women in First New Chronicle and Good Government: the Intersections of Culture and Gender.” Ed. Mabel Moraña and Carlos Jáuregui. Revisiting the Colonial Question in Latin America. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2008. 59-78; “La Florida del Inca: proyección americana y transatlántica.” In Palabras e ideas. Ida y vuelta. Ed. Pier Luigi Crovetto and Laura Sanfelici. CD ROM. Roma: Riuniti, 2008; and “La Florida y el suroeste: letras de la frontera norte.” Ed. Humberto López Morales. Enciclopedia del español en los Estados Unidos. Madrid: Santillana, 2008. 56-74. She was invited to participate in the 16th international symposium on the history of Lima, held at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 20-21 January, 2009, with a paper on “La Florida del Inca, Garcilaso y la frontera norte del imperio español,” and to deliver the keynote speech on “El Inca Garcilaso: pertinencias personales y peninsulares,” at the 14th Graduate Student Conference, 20-21 March, Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, Graduate Center, CUNY. On the occasion of the 4th centenary of the publication of Royal Commentaries (Lisbon, 1609) she was invited to lecture on Inca Garcilaso (14 April 2009) at the Museo Pedro de Osma in Lima, Peru, and to participate in a commemorative symposium (23-25 April 2009) sponsored by the Academia Peruana de la Lengua and the universities of San Marcos and San Martín de Porres where she presented a paper on “El Inca Garcilaso entre antiguos y modernos.” In recognition of her contributions to the study of Peruvian literature and culture, the Academia Peruana de la Lengua, an affiliate of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language in Madrid , elected Professor Chang-Rodríguez Académica Correspondiente
In the Fall 2009 Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez has published a modernized and annotated edition of the poetry by two 17th century women from Peru, Clarinda, Discurso en loor de la poesía, and Amarilis, Epístola a Belardo, in the collection El Manantial Oculto, Lima: PUCP, 2009, 260 pp. Introduction, 13-82 pp. She has contributed the following book chapters: "Cruel Criollos in First New Chronicle and Good Government," in Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas Empires, Texts, Identities, Ed. Ralph Bauer and José Antonio Mazzotti. Chapel Hill: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, 2009, pp. 118-34; and "El carácter de las coyas en Primer nueva crónica y buen gobierno," in Testigo del tiempo, memoria del universo. Cultura escrita y sociedad en el mundo ibérico (siglos XV-XVIII), Ed. M. Fernández, Carlos A. González y N. Maillard. Barcelona: Rubeo, 2009, pp. 468-84, and is the academic editor of Review 79, dedicated to the Inca Garcilaso and his literary legacy. Chang-Rodríguez co-organized the symposium on "Inca Garcilaso and his Royal Commentaries: A Rereading for the 21st Century," which took place at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the Americas Society, October 15-16. At the Universidad Menéndez Pelayo (27-31 July 2009) she participated in a course on Peruvian Literature and lectured on Royal Commentaries. On 19 November 2009 Chang-Rodríguez delivered an invited lecture at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., on "Framing the Writer: Inca Garcilaso's Career."
In the Spring 2010 Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez has published the following book-chapter and article: "La Florida del Inca (1605): entre la quimera y la historia." IV Centenario "Comentarios reales de los incas," 1609-2009. Coord. Carlos Oyola Martínez. Lima: Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, 2009. 103-17; "La ruta del Inca Garcilaso," América Sin Nombre (Universidad de Alicante, Spain), Nos. 13-14 (2009): 24-31. On 28 January 2010 she participated in a symposium sponsored by the University of San Marcos with a paper on "El Inca Garcilaso en Lima." She presented a paper on "Género y genealogía en Comentarios reales (1609, 1617)" at the 38th Congress of the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana (IILI) which was held at Georgetown University, 9 to 12 June 2010. An interview underscoring Chang-Rodríguez's contributions to colonial studies appeared in the prestigious German journal Ibero Americana, No. 34 (2009): 151-54.
In the Fall 2010 Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez collected, introduced and edited the proceedings of the Fall' 09 interdisciplinary Symposium on Royal Commentaries in the book Entre la espada y la pluma. El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega y sus "Comentarios reales," Lima: Fondo Editorial, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 242 pp. + 13 illustrations. The compilation includes collaborations by Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010 Nobel prize winner, and notable "garcilasistas" as well as Chang-Rodríguez's essay (pp. 73-86), and her conversation with Mario Vargas Llosa (pp. 193-99) on the Peruvian chronicler. The volume was presented at the Americas Society on 1 October. Chang-Rodríguez was the guest editor of Imaginarios poéticos virreinales, a special issue of Calíope [15. 1 (2010)], the journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry; her article in this collection researched Inca Garcilaso's poetic preferences (pp. 27-42). Chang-Rodríguez 's review of Juan Ossio's book on Guaman Poma de Ayala appeared in Chasqui Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana [39. 1 (2010): 193-96]. She lectured on the role of religious imagery in the early evangelization of Andeans in Connecticut College (September 24), and on La Florida del Inca at the CWE (18 October). She was interviewed for Literal Latin American Voices on the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Mario Vargas Llosa.
In the Spring 2011 Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez published the following article: "Literatura y legalidad en la Historia de la Nueva México (1610) de Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá," Guaraguao. Revista de Cultura Latinoamericana 14.35 (2010): 63-76. During Spring 2010 she has been on a sponsored research leave studying the writings of the Peruvian Franciscan Luis Jerónimo de Oré. While in Peru she delivered the following invited lectures: at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos on "La Relación de Garci Pérez de Vargas y los estudios garcilasistas" (8 March) and at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú on "Las vírgenes del Sol en los Comentarios reales" (31 March). Chang-Rodríguez participated in an international symposium (18-20 April) celebrating the centennial of José María Arguedas sponsored by the Academia Peruana de la Lengua with a paper on: "José Martí and José María Arguedas in New York, " selected to appear in the proceedings of the congress, Arguedas Centenario. Actas del Congreso Internacional José María Arguedas. Vida y obra. Ed. Gladys Flores Heredia, Javier Morales, Marco Martos Carrera. Lima: Academia Peruana de la Lengua. UNMSM, San Marcos Editorial, 2011, pp. 452-64.
In the Fall 2011 Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez has published the following article:
“La lírica en la Lima virreinal: Clarinda y el Discurso en loor de la poesía (1608),” Guaraguao. Revista de Cultura Latinoamericana, año 15, no. 36 (2011): 125-50, in an issue devoted to colonial women writers that she coordinated. The 4th edition of Voces de Hispanoamérica, the popular literary anthology Chang-Rodríguez co-edited with Professor Malva E. Filer, has just appeared.
On 11 October the National University of Athens, Greece, awarded Chang-Rodríguez a Doctorate Honoris Causa. The laudatio underscored her key contributions to the study of Spanish-American literature, particularly its early centuries, as well as her role of founding editor of Colonial Latin American Review, and inpromoting interdisciplinary exchanges among scholars of this formative period. While at the University of Athens she delivered a key-note on “La Grecia clásica en una joya lírica del Perú: el Discurso en loor de la poesía,” and participated in a symposium commemorating the centennial of José María Arguedas. At the Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain), she delivered the following invited lecture: “Contacto y transculturación en la América virreinal” (4 October 2011).
In the Spring 2012, Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez delivered the key-note speech, “On the Trail of Texts from Early Spanish Florida,” at the conference: “Florida at the Crossroads: Five Hundred Years of Encounters, Conflicts, and Exchanges” (9-11 February), University of Miami, Florida. On 25 January she participated in a colloquium sponsored by the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Perú) with a lecture on “La Florida de Luis Jerónimo de Oré.” She has published the following book chapter: “Genealogía y escritura en la Relación de la descendencia del famoso Garci Pérez de Vargas (1596)". El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega: entre varios mundos. Eds. José Morales Saravia y Gerhard Penzkofer. Lima: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Vicerrectorado Académico, Fondo Editorial, 2012. 301-22. Chang-Rodríguez participated in the 39th Congress of the International Institute of Ibero-American Literature held from 3 to 6 July at the Universidad de Cádiz (Spain) with a paper on “Otro peruano en La Florida: Luis Jerónimo de Oré y su Relación de los mártires (c.1619);” she also presided a session devoted to colonial Spanish-American theatre.