Jack de Groot, Ph.D (UQ)
* Researcher of the University of Queensland, Aus.
* Member of the Directorial Board of the
University Press of the South, New Orleans, USA
* Author of books on Spanish and Latin - American
Anthropology, Literature, Music and Politics
PhD University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Australia (1999)
Graduate Student (M.A.) Monash University, Clayton Campus, Melbourne (1995-96),
B.Mus. (Twents Conservatorium, Enschede, The Netherlands),
B.Ed. (Flinders University, Adelaide),
B.Arts (First Class Honours, Flinders University, Adelaide),
D.S.E. (Universidad de Salamanca),
D.B.E. (Universidad de Salamanca),
Dip. FORO DE GONGORA (Universidad de Córdoba, Andalucía),
Since 2002 living in Spain.
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Above: Prof. Alfredo Martínez Expósito, Prof. Peter M. Cryle, Prof. Louis Ignatius Gall and Prof. Javier Díez de Revenga.
* In the seventies he studied classical guitar with Professor Louis Ignatius Gall, one of Segovia's
Master Class Graduates. (More information on the "Articles" page).
* At "The Flinders University of South Australia" he studied Spanish Renaissance and
Baroque literature with Dr. Luis Sánchez-Cuñat, Honorary Consul of Ecuador and a
personal friend of the late Jorge Guillén (Generation of 1927). He also studied
contemporary Spanish and Latin-American literature with Dr. Mari Luz Long,
Dr. María del Carmen Robson and Dr. María Helena Lorenzín.
* In 1999 he presented a doctoral thesis to the University of Queensland:
"Intertextuality Through Obscurity. The Poetry of Federico García Lorca
and Luis de Góngora". The study was supervised by Professor Alfredo
Martínez Expósito and Professor Peter M. Cryle. It was examined and
approved by Professor María Clementa Millán (UNED, Madrid) and by
Professor Francisco Javier Díez de Revenga (Universidad de Murcia).
The study was published by the University Press of the South (2003).
This book was reviewed by Professor R. John McCaw (University of Wisconsin)
in the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos
(TOMO XXXVIII, no. 3, Octubre de 2004, pp. 595-96):
"A well-supported and convincing study."
* Jack de Groot also published Pilgrimage to Santiago. Chronicle of Love (2007) and
Cantos Paraguayos. Poemas de libertad (with Professor Dr. Alain Saint-Saëns, 2008) and
The Camino de Santiago de Compostela Ultimate Handbook (2009) with the same publisher.
Pilgrimage to Santiago. Chronicle of Love was reviewed by the Confraternity of St. James.
(London: in Bulletin, nr 101, March 2008, pp. 40-42) "A worthy addition to any pilgrim's library."
* From 1998 until 2004 Jack de Groot lived in Granada's gypsy quarter ("El Albaycín Alto"),
close to the "Mirador de San Nicolás" (see picture). His paper "¿Existía una relación intertextual
entre García Lorca y Góngora?" features in the Actas del Congreso Internacional 1898 - 1998.
Federico García Lorca: Clásico Moderno (Granada: Diputación de Granada, Biblioteca de
ensayo no. 43, 2000, pp. 312-16).
* In 1995 Jack de Groot was awarded the Australian Poetry Prize "La Hermandad de la tierra del
Espíritu Santo" for his poem "Homenaje a don Luis de Góngora y Argote" by the Honorary Spanish
Consul to South-Australia and Northern Territory, Su Excelencia Hon. Joaquín Artacho Peralta.
* In 2009 he became a Member of the Directorial Board of the University Press of the South
(New Orleans, USA), specializing in Andalusian Poetry (Lorca, Góngora),
the "Camino de Santiago" and Spanish Anthropology.
"All members of the Directorial Board of the University Press of the South would like
to extend their warmest welcome to you, dear Dr. Jack de Groot, and let you know
that they feel indeed honored and privileged to have you as a fellow Member."
Dr. Alain Saint-Saëns, Managing Director, University Press of the South
* Jack de Groot's preview of Ordeal at the Super Dome. Escaping Katrina's Wrath,
a four-act play written by Alain Saint-Saëns, was published by the
University Press of the South (New Orleans: February 2010)