Vernon Chamberlin

Professor Emeritus
Primary office:
2631 Wescoe Hall

Vernon A. Chamberlin, Professor Emeritus, earned degrees from Washburn University (B.A.) and the University of Kansas (M.A., Ph.D.), where he was a University Fellow. He has held academic appointments at UCLA (1957-1959), Oklahoma State University (1959-1962), and the University of Kansas (1962-present). He is the co-author of "Clarín": The Critic in Action, and has written numerous articles on various aspects of 19th century literature, (Romanticism, costumbrismo, Realism, Naturalism and especially Galdós), which have appeared in PMLA, Hispania, Hispanic Review, Hispanófila, Symposium, Anales Galdosianos, and other journals. He was co-editor of the commemorative Galdós issue of Hispania (December, 1970). Aided by a Ford Foundation grant, he co-authored a book-length study of the Spanish and Spanish American contributors to La Revista Ilustrada de Nueva York. He has also completed a series of articles and translations concerning the Russian influence on, and interest in, Galdós. In 1972, 1977, 1990, and 1993 he did research at the Casa-Museo Pérez-Galdós and read papers at the first, second, fourth, and fifth Congreso Internacional Galdosiano. His investigation of the interrelationship of music and the novel has resulted in the book, Galdós and Beethoven: Fortunata y Jacinta, A Symphonic Noveland three articles concerning Tristana. 2002 publications include the articles “Echoes from the World of Rossini and Beethoven in Galdós’s Fortunata y Jacinta (Anales Gadosianos), and “La integridad del personaje galdosiano: “el caso del doctor Moreno Rubio” (Homenaje a Luce and Mercedes López-Baralt, as well as the book “The Perils of Interpreting Fortunata’s Dream” and Other Studies in Galdos: 1961-2002. Manuscripts submitted for publication during 2003 include, “No Annulment: Three Woman Characters of the Mid-1880s Confront the Problem of an Impossible Marriage,” and “ ‘Beethoven’ and “Sigue Beethoven’: The Sonata Form Structure of Galdos’ La desheredada."


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