VALBUENA--Angel Julian, (nom de plume Angel Valbuena-Briones), internationally known scholar on Spanish Golden Age and Spanish American literatures died on February 5, 2014 in Hockessin, Delaware. He was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1928 and became a US citizen in 1963. Professor Valbuena held degrees from the Universities of Murcia and Madrid. He taught at Oxford University (England), the Universities of Wisconsin at Madison, and Yale. He was the Elias Ahuja Professor of Spanish at the University of Delaware. He served on the Fulbright National Screening Board, NEH Research Projects and as Chairman of the Division of 16th and 17th Century Spanish Drama Division of the Modern Language Association. He is the author of Obras Completas de Calderon (Aguilar, Madrid) and Literatura Hispanoamericana (Gustavo Gili, Barcelona). Professor Valbuena is survived by his wife, former Barbara Northrup Hobart, and two daughters: Teresa Hobart Duke and her husband Harry Max Duke II, and Vivian Hobart Valbuena and her husband David W. Buxbaum. For online condolences, please visit Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory 302.478.7100 chandlerfuneralhome.com
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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 15, 2014