Bruce R. Burningham (PhD, Yale University) is Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and Professor of Hispanic Studies and Theater at Illinois State University, where he specializes in medieval and early modern Spanish and Latin American literature, Hispanic theater, and performance theory.
He is Editor of Cervantes, the journal of the Cervantes Society of America. And he is President of the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater (AHCT).
His latest book is an edited volume of essays titled Millennial Cervantes: New Currents in Cervantes Studies (University of Nebraska Press, 2020). He is also the author of Tilting Cervantes: Baroque Reflections on Postmodern Culture (Vanderbilt UP, 2008) and Radical Theatricality: Jongleuresque Performance on the Early Spanish Stage (Purdue UP, 2007).
He is a recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.