Ignacio Navarrete, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature), Indiana University, is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University. His research interests include Castiglione and imitation theory, Petrarchism and its effect on lyric poetry and poetics, and the presence of Italian culture in the Spanish Renaissance. His recent publications include Orphans of Petrarch: Poetry and Theory in the Spanish Renaissance (University of California Press, 1994), and Francisco Sá de Miranda, Garcilaso de la Vega, and the Transfer of Italian Poetic Forms to Portugal and Spain, Viator 31 (2000) 291-309.