Kenneth Brown, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1949. Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Professor of Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Calgary.
Fellow (1 September 2001 – 30 June 2002)
During the period of the NIAS Fellowship, I completed a major book-length study on Spanish-Jewish or Sephardic poetry written in Rouen, France, but which circulated widely in The Seven Northern Provinces during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; one short article on the Sephardic manuscript collection in The Royal Library (The Hague) and one book review. Also, I edited one essay on German-Dutch poetic anthologies. I also have discovered and collected enough new materials for two critical editions of Sephardic and traditional Spanish Baroque poetry. In addition to the short pieces, I now have enough information to complete three articles and one book review this summer. And, finally, I presented six lectures in three different languages (English, Spanish and Catalan), in the Netherlands and in Spain, and have been gathering information for a new lecture, on the connection between Rembrandt and Sephardic Baroque poetry.