Julia Farmer received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley  and is currently associate professor of Spanish at the University of West Georgia. She has taught courses on topics such as Don QuixoteDon Juan, Gender and the Spanish Novella Tradition, Hispanic Drama and Spanish Short Story. Her articles on early modern Spanish and Italian Literature have appeared in journals such as MLN, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, Cervantes, Forum Italicum, and Women’s Studies. Her book, Imperial Tapestries: Narrative Form and the Question of Spanish Habsburg Power, 1530-1647, was published by Bucknell University Press.