Marsha S. Collins is a Professor of Comparative Literature.  Her research focuses on Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture in the context of Early Modern Europe, Literature and the Visual Arts, and Idealizing Forms of Literature. She is the author of three books, over thirty articles, and is currently writing a book on friendship and community in Cervantes’s Don Quixote. She loves dogs, yoga, piano, travel, being at the ocean, and spending time with family and friends.