Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Celebrating Dr. Stanislav Zimic for 50 years of Teaching

Fri, April 13, 2012
Celebrating Dr. Stanislav Zimic for 50 years of Teaching

Photos of the ceremony can be found on our Facebook page.

Professor Stanislav Zimic earned a Bachelor’s Diploma in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; a Master’s Degree in French and Spanish from the University of Miami, Fla, and a  Ph. D. in Romance Languages and  Literatures from Duke University, N.C . (1964). At the University of Texas, since 1962, he has taught courses in Spanish at all levels, mostly  Golden Age prose, drama and poetry. He has also taught, for 20 years, courses for the Honors-Plan I program, and, for 10 years, for the Freshman Seminar program. He is the recipient of several Teaching Excellence Awards and the Director of several award- winning dissertations. He has published a dozen books and over one hundred monographs and articles on Spanish Golden Age literature: Spanish and Portuguese Renaissance theater, Encina,Torres Naharro, Gil Vicente; Cervantes' Don Quijote,  Novelas Ejemplares, dramatic works, Persiles y  Segismunda, Galatea; Garcilaso de la Vega's poetry ; Lope de Vega's theater; Novela Cortesana: F. de Quintana; occasional publications on literatures and authors of other epochs and areas. Prof. Zimic has participated as invited speaker, in numerous national and international symposia and professional meetings on Spanish literatures and civilization. His overall academic work has received national and international recognition. Since 1977, he has been member of the ANLE (Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española) and since 1979, a corresponding member of the Real Academia de la Lengua Española. His collaborative work with the International Festival Cervantino in Guanajuato, México awarded him the status of ‘honorary citizen’ of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, México.

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