Hispanic Issues (HI) is a refereed book series in English touching on theoretical and methodological issues toward a reconfiguration of Hispanic and Lusophone cultural history and criticism. Since its inception in 1986, the series has been published by major scholarly presses, including Minnesota, Routledge, and, currently, Vanderbilt.

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Volume 42: Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates
Edited by Katarzyna Beilin and William Viestenz

Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates
Katarzyna Beilin and William Viestenz

Part I. Genealogies of Ecological and Animal Rights Movements in Modern and Contemporary Iberia

  1. The Environment in Literature and the Arts in Spain
    Carmen Flys-Junquera and Tonia Raquejo
  2. Nunca Máis: Ecological Collectivism and the Prestige Disaster
    John H. Trevathan

Part II. Ecological Crisis and the Neoliberal Appropriation of Public Space

  1. Tourism and Quality of Life at the End of Franco's Dictatorship
    Eugenia Afinoguénova
  2. Die and Laugh in the Anthropocene: Disquieting Realism and Dark Humor in Biutiful and Nocilla experience
    Katarzyna Olga Beilin
  3. Cultivating the Square: Trash, Recycling, and the Cultural Ecology of Post-Crisis Madrid
    Matthew Feinberg and Susan Larson
  4. Degrowth and Ecological Economics in Twenty-First-Century Spain: Toward a Posthumanist Economy
    Luis I. Prádanos

Part III. Iberian Bio-Power: Life as a Political Matter

  1. Reproductive Rights in Spain: From Abortion Tourism to Reproduction Destination
    Pablo de Lora
  2. Mar adentro and the Question of Freedom
    Paul Begin
  3. Still Different? Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture in Spain
    Sainath Suryanarayanan and Katarzyna Olga Beiling

Part IV. Reassembling the Archive through the Concept of Life

  1. Iberian Cultural Studies beyond the Human: Exploring the Life History of Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja in Spanish Anthropology and Popular Film
    Daniel Ares López
  2. The Bull Also Rises: The Political Redemption of the Beast in La pell de brau by Salvador Espriu
    William Viestenz
  3. Animals in Contemporary Spanish Newspapers
    John Beusterien
  4. Accounting for Violence, Counting the Dead: The Civil War and Spain's Political Present
    Sebastiaan Faber

Spain: Taking the Alternative?
Martín López-Vega and Luis Martín-Estudillo

Volume 41: In and Of the Mediterranean
Edited by Michelle M. Hamilton and Nuria Silleras-Fernandez

The Iberian Peninsula has always been an integral part of the Mediterranean world, from the age of Tartessos and the Phoenicians to our own era and the Union for the Mediterranean. The cutting-edge essays in this volume examine what it means for medieval and early modern Iberia and its people to be considered as part of the Mediterranean.

Iberia and the Mediterranean: An Introduction
Michelle M. Hamilton and Nuria Silleras-Fernández

  1. Christian-Muslim-Jewish Relations, Medieval “Spain,” and the Mediterranean: An Historiographical Op-Ed
    Brian A. Catlos
  2. The Role of Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Iberia in the Transmission of Knowledge about Islam to the Western World: A Comparative Perspective
    Gerard Wiegers
  3. The Princess and the Palace: On Hawwa’ bint Tashufin and Other Women from the Almoravid Royal Family
    Manuela Marín
  4. Medieval Mediterranean Travel as an Intellectual Journey: Seafaring and the Pursuit of Knowledge in the Libro de Apolonio
    Nicholas M. Parmley
  5. Between the Seas: Apolonio and Alexander
    Simone Pinet
  6. The Catalan Standard Language in the Mediterranean: Greece versus Sardinia in Muntaner’s Crònica
    Vicente Lledó-Guillem
  7. Empire in the old World: Ferdinand the Catholic and His Aspiration to Universal Empire, 1479–1516
    Andrew W. Devereux
  8. Singing the Scene of History in Fernão Lopes
    Josiah Blackmore
  9. The Most marueilous historie of the Iewes: Historiography and the “Marvelous” in the Sixteenth Century
    Eleazar Gutwirth
  10. Reading Amadís in Constantinople: Imperial Spanish Fiction in the Key of Diaspora
    David A. Wacks
  11. Apocalyptic Sealing in the Lozana Andaluza
    Ryan D. Giles
  12. Expanding the Self in a Mediterranean Context: Liberality and Deception in Cervantes’s El amante liberal
    Luis F. Avilés
  13. Intimate Strangers: Humor and the Representation of Difference in Cervantes’s Drama of Captivity
    Barbara Fuchs

Ebbs and Flows: Looking at Spain from a Mediterranean Perspective
Luis Martín-Estudillo and Nicholas Spadaccini

Volume 40: Coloniality, Religion, and the Law in the Early Iberian World
Edited by Santa Arias and Raúl Marrero-Fente

From postcolonial, interdisciplinary, and transnational perspectives, this collection of original essays looks at the experience of Spain's empire in the Atlantic and the Pacific and its cultural production.

Negotiation between Religion and the Law
Santa Arias and Raúl Marrero-Fente

Part I. Politics

  1. José de Acosta: Colonial Regimes for a Globalized Christian World
    Ivonne del Valle
  2. Conquistador Counterpoint: Intimate Enmity in the Writings of Bernardo de Vargas Machuca
    Kris Lane
  3. Voices of the Altepetl: Nahua Epistemologies and Resistance in the Anales de Juan Bautista
    Ezekiel Stear
  4. Performances of Indigenous Authority in Postconquest Tlaxcalan Annals: Don Juan Buenaventura Zapata y Mendoza’s Historia cronológica de la noble ciudad de Tlaxcala
    Kelly S. McDonough

Part II. Religion

  1. Translating the “Doctrine of Discovery”: Spain, England, and Native American Religions
    Ralph Bauer
  2. Narrating Conversion: Idolatry, the Sacred, and the Ambivalences of Christian Evangelization in Colonial Peru
    Laura León Llerena
  3. Old Enemies, New Contexts: Early Modern Spanish (Re)-Writing of Islam in the Philippines
    Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez
  4. Art That Pushes and Pulls: Visualizing Religion and Law in the Early Colonial Province of Toluca
    Delia A. Cosentino

Part III. Law

  1. The Rhetoric of War and Justice in the Conquest of the Americas: Ethnography, Law, and Humanism in Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda and Bartolomé de Las Casas
    David M. Solodkow
  2. Human Sacrifice, Conquest, and the Law: Cultural Interpretation and Colonial Sovereignty in New Spain
    Cristian Roa
  3. Legal Pluralism and the “India Pura” in New Spain: The School of Guadalupe and the Convent of the Company of Mary
    Mónica Díaz
  4. Our Lady of Anarchy: Iconography as Law on the Frontiers of the Spanish Empire
    John D. (Jody) Blanco

Teleiopoesis at the Crossroads of the Colonial/Postcolonial Divide
José Rabasa

Volume 39: Poiesis and Modernity in the Old and New Worlds
Edited by Anthony J. Cascardi and Leah Middlebrook

This broad-ranging exploration argues that there was a special preoccupation with the nature and limits of poetry in early modern Spain and Europe, as well as especially vigorous poetic activity in this period. Contrary to what one might read in Hegel, the "prosification" of the world has remained an unfinished affair.

Anthony J. Cascardi and Leah Middlebrook

Part I. Poiesis on the Threshold of Modernity

  1. Poiesis and Modernity at the Turn of the Spanish Sixteenth Century: Luís Alfonso de Carvallo and the Cisne de Apolo (1602)
    Leah Middlebrook
  2. “Orphic Fictions”: Poesía and Poiesis in Cervantes
    Anthony J. Cascardi
  3. Spiders and Flies: Imagining "The World" in Early Modern European Natural Philosophy
    Christopher Braider
  4. Encyclopedism, Poiesis and Modernity
    Marina S. Brownlee
  5. From the Bibliotheca, to the Garden, and the Graveyard: Origins of the Poiesis of the Fantastic in Late Sixteenth-Century Miscellanea
    David Castillo

Part II. Case Studies: Poesía and Poiesis

  1. Writing Religion: Sacromonte and the Literary Conventions of Orthodoxy
    Seth Kimmel
  2. Scrutinizing Early Modern Warfare in Latin Hexameters: the Austrias Carmen of Joannes Latinus (Juan Latino)
    Elizabeth R. Wright
  3. Ribera’s Sagradas Poesías as Poiesis of Modernity in Colonial Potosí
    Leonardo García Pabón

Part III. English and European Contexts

  1. “A Super-Political Concernment”: Evolution and Revolution of Inward Light from Juan de Valdés to John Locke
    Julian Jiménez Heffernan
  2. Failed New World Epics in Baroque Italy
    Nathalie Hester
  3. How to Reconquer Poiesis? Florian’s Gonzalve de Cordoue ou Grenade Reconquise (1791)
    Fabienne Moore
  4. The Opacity of Language and the Transparency of Being: On Góngora's Poetics
    William Egginton
  5. Sense and Equivalence in Góngora and the Spanish Mystics: a Credit Crisis
    Julio Baena

Bradley J. Nelson

Volume 38: Spectacle and Topophila: Reading Early Modern and Postmodern Hispanic Cultures
Edited by David R. Castillo and Bradley J. Nelson

This volume explores the intersection between theories of the modern spectacle—from Jose Antonio Maravall's conceptualization of the spectacular culture of the baroque to the Frankfurt School's theorization of mass culture, to Baudrillard's notion of the simulacrum, to Guy Debord's understanding of the society of the spectacle—and the findings of the emerging fields of urban studies, landscape studies, and, generally speaking, studies of space.

Modern Scenes/ Modern Sceneries
David R. Castillo and Bradley J. Nelson

Part I. Foundational Landscapes

  1. Monumental Landscapes in the Society of the Spectacle: From Fuentovejuna to New York
    David R. Castillo
  2. “Granada”: Race and Place in Early Modern Spain
    William Childers
  3. Agi Morato’s Garden as Heterotopian Place in Cervantes’s Los baños de Argel
    Moisés R. Castillo
  4. Signs of the Times: Emblems of Baroque Science Fictions
    Bradley J. Nelson
  5. “The Knowledge of This People”: Mapping a Global Consciousness in Catalonia (1375–2009)
    Colleen P. Culleton

Part II. Modern(ist) Sceneries

  1. Topofilia Porteña: Imaging Buenos Aires and Modernity in (and around) the Journal Sur
    Justin Read
  2. Horacio Coppola: The Photographer’s Urban Fervor
    David William Foster
  3. Seeing “Spain” at the 1893 Chicago World (Columbian) Exhibition
    Catherine Vallejo
  4. Exhausted Cosmopolitanism in Zamacois’s Memorias de un vagón de ferrocarril
    Robert A. Davidson

Part III. National Panoramas

  1. Cultural Landscapes: Luis Cernuda’s Exiled Poetry
    Goretti Ramírez
  2. Francoist Spaces: Un hombre va por el camino (Manuel Mur Oti, 1948) and Surcos (José Antonio Nieves Conde, 1951)
    Luis Mariano González
  3. The Spectacle of a National Trauma: Gaze, Space, National identity, and Historical Memory in Democratic Spain
    Carmen Moreno-Nuño

Tom Conley

Volume 37: New Spain, New Literatures
Edited by Luis Martín-Estudillo and Nicholas Spadaccini

This volume, which includes essays on Catalonia, the Basque country, and Galicia, and literature written by African immigrants, focuses on issues of "difference" that are at the center of current debates in Spain and elsewhere—the emergence of minoritzed literatures, multilingualism and identity, new relationships between culture and institutions, the negotiation of historical memories, the connections between migrations and the redefinition of nationhood, and the impact of global trends on local symbolic systems.

Contemporary Spanish Literatures: Enduring Plurality
Luis Martín-Estudillo and Nicholas Spadaccini

Part I. New Mappings/ New Cartographies

  1. On Rivers and Maps: Iberian Approaches to Comparatism
    Enric Bou
  2. Peripheral Being, Global Writing: The Location of Basque Literature
    Mari Jose Olaziregi
  3. Galician Writing and The Poetics of Displacement: Ramiro Fonte’s A rocha dos proscritos
    Kirsty Hooper
  4. Memory and Urban Landscapes in Contemporary Catalan Theater
    Jennifer Duprey
  5. The New Capital of Spanish Literature: The Best Sellers
    Maarten Steenmeijer

Part II. Institutions and Literatures

  1. A Hispanist’s View of Changing Institutions, or About Insects and Whales
    Randolph Pope
  2. Political Autonomy and Literary Institutionalization in Galicia
    Dolores Vilavedra
  3. Tensions in Contemporary Basque Literature
    Jon Kortazar
  4. The Persistence of Memory: Antonio Gamoneda and the Literary Institutions of Late Modernity
    Jonathan Mayhew

Part III. Challenging Identities

  1. The Curse of the Nation. Institutionalized History and Literature in Global Spain
    Gonzalo Navajas
  2. Postmodernism and Spanish Literature
    María del Pilar Lozano Mijares
  3. African Voices in Contemporary Spain
    Cristián Ricci
  4. From Literature to Letters: Rethinking Catalan Literary History
    Stewart King
  5. The Space of Politics: Nation, Gender, Language and Class in Esther Tusquets’ Narrative
    Laura Lonsdale

Regarding the Spain of Others: Sociopolitical Framing of New Literatures/Cultures in Democratic Spain
Germán Labrador Méndez

Volume 36: Latin American Jewish Cultural Production
Edited by David William Foster

This collection of essays explores the significant contributions to cultural production and the arts, as well as the considerable presence in academic and intellectual circles of Jews in Latin America.

Latin American Jewish Cultural Production
David William Foster

Part I. Latin American Jewish Identity

  1. Notes Concerning Jewish Identity in Brazil: From Word to Image
    Berta Waldman
  2. “Israel”: An Abstract Concept or Concrete Reality in Recent Judeo-Argentinean Narrative?
    Amalia Ran
  3. Beyond Exotic: Jewish Mysticism and the Supernatural in the Works of Alejandro Jodorowsky
    Ariana Huberman

Part II. The Literary Record

  1. Writing on the Shoah in Brazil
    Márcio Seligmann-Silva
  2. Judaic Traces in the Narrative of Clarice Lispector: Identity Politics and Evidence
    Naomi Lindstrom
  3. Argentina’s Wandering Jews: Judaism, Loyalty, Text, and Homeland in Marcelo Birmajer’s Tres mosqueteros
    Sarah Giffney

Part III. The Plastic Arts

  1. Spectacle and Spirituality: The Cacophony of Objects, Nelson Leirner (b. 1932)
    Laura Felleman Fattal
  2. Text and the City: Design(at)ing Post-Dictatorship Memorial Sites in Buenos Aires
    Janis Breckenridge

Part IV. Film and Photography

  1. Mexican Women, Jewish Women: Novia que te vea from Book to Screen and Back Again
    Ilene S. Goldman
  2. Catastrophe and Periphery: July 18, 1994, and September 11, 2001, on Film
    Hernán Feldman
  3. Madalena Schwartz: A Jewish Brazilian Photographer
    David William Foster

Identifying Jewishness
Edward H. Friedman

Volume 35: Post-Authoritarian Cultures: Spain and Latin America's Southern Cone
Edited by Luis Martín-Estudillo and Roberto Ampuero

This volume explores the role played by culture in the transition to democracy in Latin America's Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay, Chile) and Spain, with a focus on opposing stances of acceptance and defiance by artists and intellectuals in post-authoritarian regimes.

Consent and its Discontents
Luis Martín-Estudillo and Robert Ampuero

Part I. Contesting Power, Forging Commitment

  1. Democratic Culture and Transition in Chile
    Jorge Edwards
  2. Writing from the Margins of the Chilean Miracle: Diamela Eltit and the Aesthetics and Politics of the Transition
    Juliet Lynd
  3. The Riders Get Off the Horse: David Viñas and the Demise of the Authoritarian Argentine Military
    Hans-Otto Dill
  4. A Journey through the Desert: Trends of Commitment in Contemporary Spanish Poetry
    Luis Bagué Quílez

Part II. Interrogating Memories

  1. Testimonial Narratives in the Argentine Post-Dictatorship: Survivors, Witness, and the Reconstruction of the Past
    Ana Forcinito
  2. Tejanos: The Uruguayan Transition Beyond
    Gustavo A. Remedi
  3. Dancing with Destruction: Pop Music during the Spanish Transition
    Antonio Méndez-Rubio
  4. Popular Filmic Narratives and the Spanish Transition
    Germán Labrador Méndez

Part III. Looking In/Looking Out: Negotiating Identities

  1. Staged Ethnicity, Acted Modernity: Identity and Gender Representations in Spanish Visual Culture (1968–2005)
    Estrella de Diego
  2. Creating a New Cohesive National Discourse in Spain after Franco
    Carsten Humlebæk
  3. Intellectuals, Queer Culture, and Post-Military Argentina
    David William Foster
  4. Some Notes on International Influences on Transition Processes in the Southern Cone
    Heinrich Sassenfeld

David William Foster

Volume 34: Spanish and Empire
Edited by Nelsy Echávez-Solano and Kenya C. Dworkin y Méndez

Essays in this volume deal with the historical, linguistic, and ideological legacy of the Spanish Empire and its language in the New World.

Revisiting Spanish and Empire
Nelsy Echávez-Solano and Kenya C. Dworkin y Méndez

Part I. Imperial Legacy—Language and Power in the Spanish Colonial Sphere

  1. Languages, Catholicism, and Power in the Hispanic Empire (1500–1770)
    Juan R. Lodares
  2. Echoes of the Voiceless: Language in Jesuit Missions in Paraguay
    Fernando Ordóñez
  3. Languages and Imperial Designs in the Andes
    Juan C. Godenzzi

Part II. Language and Resistance—The Fight for National and Individual Identities

  1. Exploring the Problematics of Non-Castilian Emigration to the Americas through la vida cuartizada of Joan/Juan Torrendell
    Thomas Harrington
  2. The Foxes by José María Arguedas: A Death Warrant for Perú’s Modern National Project
    José Antonio Giménez Micó
  3. Nuyorican Poetry, Tactics for Local Resistance
    Susan M. Campbell
  4. Latino, Latin American, Spanish American, North American, or All at the Same Time?
    Edmundo Paz-Soldán

Part III. Spanish in the Era of Multiculturalism and Globalization

  1. Language Imperialism and the Spread of Global Spanish
    Clare Mar-Molinero
  2. Signs of Empire in Mexican Graphic Narrative: A Research Agenda
    Bruce Campbell
  3. Spanish, English, or Spanglish? Truth and Consequences of U.S. Latino Bilingualism
    John M. Lipski
  4. Language and Empire: A Conversation with Ilan Stavans
    Ilan Stavans and Verónica Albin

Spanish among Empires
Luis Martín-Estudillo and Nicholas Spadaccini

Volume 33: Generation X Rocks: Contemporary Peninsular Fiction, Film, and Rock Culture
Edited by Christine Henseler and Randolph D. Pope

Essays in this volume explore the popular cultural effects of rock culture on high literary production in Spain in the 1990s.

Generation X and Rock: The Sounds of a New Transition
Christine Henseler and Randolph D. Pope

Part I. Rocking the Academy: Generation X Narratives

  1. A Distopian Culture: The Minimalist Paradigm in the Generation X
    Gonzalo Navajas
  2. The Pistols Strike Again! On the Function of Punk in the Peninsular “Generation X” Fiction of Ray Loriga and Benjamín Prado
    Paul D. Begin
  3. What We Talk About When We Talk about Dirty Realism in Spain
    Cintia Santana

Part II. Can Anyone Rock Like We Do?: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll, Then and Now

  1. Can Anyone Rock Like We Do? Or, How the Gen X Aesthetic Transcends the Age of the Writer
    Samuel Amago
  2. Apocalypses Now: The End of Spanish Literature? Reading Payasos en la lavadora as Critical Parody
    Luis Martín-Cabrera
  3. Not Your Father’s Rock and Roll: Listening to Transitional/Eighties Writers and Generation X
    Elizabeth Scarlett

Part III. Historias del Kronen on the Rocks

  1. Between Rock and the Rocking Chair: The Epilogue’s Resistance in the Historias del Kronen
    Randolph D. Pope
  2. Realism on the Rocks in the Generational Novel: “Rummies,” Rhythm, and Rebellion in Historias del Kronen and The Sun Also Rises
    Matthew J. Marr

Part IV. Rocking the Road with Ray Loriga

  1. Reckless Driving: Speed, Mobility, and Transgression in the Spanish “Rock ‘n’ Road” Novel
    Jorge Pérez
  2. Television and the Power of Image in Caídos del cielo and La pistola de mi hermano by Ray Loriga
    Kathryn Everly
  3. Rocking around Ray Loriga’s Héroes: Vide-Clip Literature and the Televisual Subject
    Christine Henseler

Part V. The Soundtrack of Gender: Violating Visions and the Psychological Power of Rock

  1. Watching, Wanting, and the Gen X Soundtrack of Gabriela Bustelo’s Veo Veo
    Nina Molinaro
  2. Saved by Art: Entrapment and Freedom in Icíar Bollaín’s Te doy mis ojos
    Linda Gould Levine

The Moment X in Spanish Narrative (and Beyond)
Luis Martín-Estudillo

Volume 32: Reason and Its Others Italy, Spain, and the New World
Edited by David R. Castillo and Massimo Lollini

By exploring manifestations of normative and non-normative thinking in the geopolitical and cultural contexts of Early Modern Italy, Spain, and the American colonies, this volume hopes to encourage interdisciplinary discussions on the Early Modern notions of reason and unreason, good and evil, justice and injustice, center and periphery, freedom and containment, self and other.

Introduction: Reason and Its Others in Early Modernity (A View from the South)
David Castillo and Massimo Lollini

Part I. Of Walls and Windows: Containment Machines and the Drive Towards the Unknown

  1. The Telescope in the Baroque Imagination
    Andrea Battistini
  2. Descartes in Naples: The Reception of Passions de l’âme
    Silvia Contarini
  3. Fernando de Herrera Invented the Internet: Technologies of Self-Containment in the Early Modern Sonnet
    Leah Middlebrook
  4. A Ritual Practice for Modernity: Baltasar Gracián’s Organized Body of Taste
    Bradley Nelson
  5. An Unreasonable Journey? The Place of Europe and Italy in Francesco Negri’s Viaggio settentrionale
    Nathalie Hester
  6. Baroque Sapphic Poetry: A Feminist Road Not Taken
    Dianne Dugaw and Amanda Powell

Part II. Of Houses and Cities: Early Modern Spaces and the Aporias of Baroque Reason

  1. The Foreigner and the Citizen: A Dialogue on Good Government in Spanish Naples
    John A. Marino
  2. The Baroque Public Sphere
    William Childers
  3. Reason’s Baroque House (Cervantes, Master Architect)
    William Egginton
  4. Spanish Mannerist Detours in the Mapping of Reason: Around Cervantes’ Novelas Ejemplares
    Julio Baena
  5. The Genealogy of the Sublime in the Aesthetics of the Spanish Baroque
    Anthony J. Cascardi

Part III. The West Wing: America and the Frontiers of Reason

  1. Sacrificial Politics in the Spanish Colonies
    Fernando R. de la Flor
  2. Bartolomé de las Casas on Imperial Ethics and the Use of Force
    George Mariscal
  3. Imperialism and Anthropophagy in Early Modern Spanish Tragedy: The Unthought Known
    Margaret Greer
  4. Reason and Utopia at the Imperial Borders: Modernity/Coloniality in the Jesuits’ Reducciones in Paraguay
    Fernando Ordoñez
  5. Universal History: Vico’s New Science between Antiquarians and Ethnographers
    Giuseppe Mazzotta

Afterword: Reasoning the Other
Luis Martín-Estudillo and Nicholas Spadaccini

Volume 31: Hispanic Baroques: Reading Cultures in Context
Edited by Nicholas Spadaccini and Luis Martín-Estudillo

The essays focus on the Baroque as a concept and category of analysis which has been central to an understanding of Hispanic cultures during the last several hundred years.

Introduction: The Baroque and the Cultures of Crises
Nicholas Spadaccini and Luis Martín-Estudillo

Part I. The Baroque and Its Dark Sides

  1. On the Notion of a Melancholic Baroque
    Fernando R. de la Flor
  2. Aesthetic Categories as Empire Administration Imperatives: The Case of the Baroque
    Hernán Vidal

Part II. Baroque Anxieties and Strategies of Survival

  1. Of Baroque Holes and Baroque Folds
    William Egginton
  2. Models of Subjectivity in the Spanish Baroque: Quevedo and Gracián
    Fernando Ordóñez
  3. Horror (Vacui): The Baroque Condition
    David R. Castillo

Part III. Institutions of Subjectivities in Baroque Spain

  1. From Hieroglyphic Presence to Representational Sign: An Other Point of View in the Auto Sacramental
    Bradley J. Nelson
  2. The Challenges of Freedom: Social Reflexivity in the Seventeenth-Century Spanish Literary Field
    Carlos M. Gutiérrez
  3. Revisiting the Culture of the Baroque: Nobility, City, and Post-Cervantine Novella
    Nieves Romero-Díaz

Part IV. Strategies of Identity in the Colonial Context

  1. Perspectives on Mestizaje in the Early Baroque: Inca Garcilaso and Cervantes
    Silvia B Suárez
  2. Freedom and Containment in Colonial Theology: Sor Juana’s Carta atenagórica
    Paola Marín
  3. Sleeping with Corpses, Eating Hearts, and Walking Skulls: Criollo’s Subjectivity in Antonio dela Calancha and Bartolomé Arzans de Orsúa y Vela
    Leonardo García-Pabón

Part V. The Baroque and Its Transgressive Recyclings

  1. Baroque/Neobaroque/Ultrabaroque: Disruptive Readings of Modernity
    Mabel Moraña

Afterword: Redressing the Baroque
Edward H. Friedman

Volume 30: Ideologies of Hispanism
Edited by Mabel Moraña

Bringing together contributions from top specialists in Hispanic studies—both Peninsular and Latin American—this volume explores a variety of critical issues related to the historical, political, and ideological configuration of the field. Dealing with Hispanism in both Latin America and the United States, the volume's multidisciplinary essays range from historical studies of the hegemonic status of Castillian language in Spain and America to the analysis of otherness and the uses of memory and oblivion in various nationalist discourses on both sides of the Atlantic. Wide-ranging though they are, these essays are linked by an understanding of Hispanism as a cultural construction that originates with the conquest of America and assumes different intellectual and political meanings in different periods, from the time of national cultural consolidation, to the era of modernization, to the more recent rise of globalization.

Mapping Hispanism
Mabel Moraña

Part I. Constructions of Hispanism: The Spanish Language and Its Others

  1. Spanish in the Sixteenth Century: The Colonial Hispanization of Andean Indigenous Languages and Cultures
    Lydia Fossa
  2. The Pre-Columbian Past as a Project: Miguel León Portilla and Hispanism
    Ignacio M. Sánchez-Prado
  3. “La hora ha llegado”: Hispanism, Pan-Americanism, and the Hope of Spanish/American Glory (1938–1948)
    Sebastiaan Faber

Part II. Consolidation and Transformations of Hispanism: Ideological Paradigms

  1. Rapping on the Cast(i)le Gates: Nationalism and Culture-Planning in Contemporary Spain
    Thomas Harrington
  2. Beyond Castro and Maravall: Interpellation, Mimesis, and the Hegemony of Spanish Culture
    Anthony J. Cascardi
  3. Whose Hispanism? Cultural Trauma, Disciplined Memory, and Symbolic Dominance
    Joan Ramon Resina

Part III. Latin Americanism and Cultural Critique

  1. Latin America in the U.S. Imaginary: Postcolonialism, Translation, and the Magic Realist Imperative
    Sylvia Molloy
  2. Mules and Snakes: On the Neo-Baroque Principle of De-Localization
    Alberto Moreiras
  3. Keeping Things Opaque: On the Reluctant Personalism of a Certain Mode of Critique
    Brad Epps

Part IV. Hispanism/LatinAmericanism: New Articulations

  1. Xenophobia and Diasporic Latin Americanism: Mapping Antagonisms Around "the Foreign"
    Idelber Avelar
  2. Hispanism in an Imperfect Past and an Uncertain Present
    Nicolas Shumway
  3. Hispanism and Its Lines of Flight
    Román de la Campa

Nicholas Spadaccini


Volumes from Garland/Routledge

Volume 29: The State of Latino Theater in the United States: Hibridity, Transculturation, and Identity

Ed. Luis A. Ramos-García
This collection investigates the politics of cultural pluralism and identity construction within the increasingly outspoken Latino theater community in the United States. The essays reveal the nurturing relationships between people, theater, and culture that have allowed Chicano, Nuyorican/Puerto Rican, Cuban, Cuban-American, and other Latino artists to gain critical and professional respect in recent years. Works by influential writers, such as Rodrigo Duante, Cherrie Moraga, Javier Cardona, John Leguizamo, and José Rivera are analyzed in historical context, along with the trajectories of pioneering theater groups, including Pregones, The Puerto Rican Travelling Group, Teatro Campesino, Intar Theater, La Tea, and Repertorio Español.

U.S.-Latino Theater: Confronting the Issues
Luis A. Ramos-García

  1. Latino Theater in the United States: “The Importance of Being the Other”
    Beatriz J. Rizk
  2. Still Treading Water: Recent Currents in Chicano Theater
    Marcos Martínez
  3. Re-visiting Chicana Cultural Icons: From Sor Juana to Frida
    Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez and Nancy Saporta Sternbach
  4. From El Teatro Campesino to the Gay 1990s: Transformations and Fragments in the Evolution in Chicano/a Latina/o Theater and Performance Art
    M. Teresa Marrero
  5. The Encounter of Two Cultures in the Play Doña Rosita’s Jalapeño Kitchen (Or, the Representation of Cultural Hybridity)
    Eduardo Cabrera
  6. Nostalgia in Cuban Theater across the Shores
    Patricia González
  7. Transculturation and Its Discontents: Manuel Martín’s Union City Thanksgiving
    Elsa M. Gilmore
  8. Cuban Theater, American Stage: Before Exile
    Kenya C. Dworkin y Méndez
  9. When the Subaltern Is Politically Incorrect: A Cultural Analysis of the Performance Art of John Leguizamo
    Gastón Adolfo Alzate
  10. “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall”: Performing Racial and Gender Identities in Javier Cardona’s “You Don’t Look Like”
    Jossianna Arroyo
  11. Theory, Text, and Interpretation: Approaching José Rivera’s Marisol
  12. Opening the Shaman’s Bag: Latino Theater, Mixed Audiences, and Tourist Logic
    Tamara Underiner

The Geopolitics of “Latino” Theater in the United States
(Schemata of Possible Criteria for a Theatrical Anthropology)
Hernán Vidal

Volume 28: Latin America Writes Back: Postmodernity in the Periphery. An Interdisciplinary Cultural Perspective

Ed. Emil Volek
After years of marginalization in the international debate on global change, Latin American scholars present their own response to the theories and practices of postmodernity in this collection of essays. The editor of this volume has assembled contributions across a range of interdisciplinary perspectives that illuminate contemporary Latin American culture by high-lighting from within many changes scarcely noticed in Europe and the U.S. Issues discussed in light of these recent changes include the notorious Latin American conflicts with modernity, the vexing problems of cultural identity, strategies of resistance to global trends, and the pervasive misconceptions about Latin American culture perpetuated within the United States and Europe. Together the essays clarify that Latin America is neither what is used to be nor what it is expected to be, but rather a new reality long overlooked by the world beyond.

Is Changing Reality, Changing Paradigm: Who Is Afraid of Postmodernity?
Emil Volek

Part I. Macondo or Death, But Not Exactly: The Case of Unrequited Modernity That Does Not Go Away

  1. Traditionalism and Modernity in Latin American Culture
    José Joaquín Brunner
  2. Modernity and Postmodernity in the Periphery
    Jesús Martín Barbero
  3. Communications: Decentering Modernity
    Jesús Martín Barbero

Part II. Changing Identities, or “Where do we come from” and “Where we are going?”

  1. The Challenges of Postmodernity and Globalization: Multiple or Fragmented Identities?
    Fernando Ainsa
  2. Postmodernism and Latin American Identity
    Jorge Larraín
  3. Latin American Identity—Dramatized
    José Joaquín Brunner

Part III. Changing Realities, Politics, Arts: Strategies of/for Resistance

  1. Autochthonous Cultures and the Global Market
    Mario Roberto Morales
  2. Post-Cities and Politics: New Urban Movements in the Two Americas
    Armando Silva
  3. Modern and Postmodern Aesthetics in Contemporary Argentine Theater (1985–1997)
    Osvaldo Pelletieri
  4. Polarized Modernity: Latin America at the Postmodern Juncture
    Raúl Bueno
  5. The Latin American Writer in These Postmodern Times
    Abelardo Castillo

Part IV. Changing Cultural Dossier: Some Classic Texts from the 1990s

  1. Variations on Postmodernity, or, What Does the Latin American Postboom Mean?
    Mempo Giardinelli
  2. Latin America and Postmodernity
    Nelly Richards
  3. Critique of Global Philosophy, Five Hundred Years Later
    Rafael Ángel Herra
  4. Cultural Topologies
    Daniel Altamiranda and Hernán Thomas

Postmodernity in the Periphery Is Not What You Think
Horacio Machín

Volume 27: Women's Narrative and Film in Twentieth-Century Spain

Ed. Ofelia Ferrán and Kathleen M. Glenn
This volume tracks the development of the feminine cultural tradition in Spain and shows how this tradition reshaped and defined Spanish national identity. Focusing on literature and film by Spanish women from the turn of the century to "Generation X," this collection of essays examines how concepts of gender and difference have shaped the individual, collective, and national identities of Spanish women. The contributors also examine mass media productions by women in Spain that significantly modified the meaning and representation of female sexuality, affected the representation of the female body, and prompted new attitudes toward feminism, nationalism, and gender relations.

A World of Difference(s): Women’s Narrative and Film in Twentieth-Century Spain
Ofelia Ferrán and Kathleen M. Glenn

Part I. Pre-Civil War Spain

  1. Contesting the Body: Gender, Language, and Sexuality
    The Modern Woman at the Turn of the Century
    Maryellen Bieder
  2. Solitude in the City: Víctor Català with Mercè Rodoreda
    Brad Epps
  3. Women Novelists of the Vanguard Era (1923–1952)
    Roberta Johnson

Part II. The Franco Era

  1. Fictions of Equality: Rethinking Melodrama and Neorealism in Ana Mariscal’s Segundo López, aventurero urbano
    Annabel Martín
  2. Resemanticizing Feminine Surrender: Cross-Gender Identifications in the Writings of Spanish Female Fascist Activists
    Jo Labanyi

Part III. The Transition to Democracy

  1. Screening Room: Spanish Women Filmmakers View the Transition
    Kathleen M. Vernon
  2. Drawing Difference: The Women Artists of Madriz and the Cultural Renovations of the 1980s
    Gema Pérez-Sánchez
  3. Remapping the Left in Camino sin retorno: Lidia Falcon’s Feminist Project
    Linda Gould Levine

Part IV. Democratic Spain

  1. Female Visions of Basque Terrorism: Ander eta Yul by Ana Díez and Yoyes by Helena Taberna
    María Pilar Rodríguez
  2. When Norma Met Mar: Thelma and Louise on the Costa Brava
    Emilie L. Bergmann
  3. Gender Difference and the Metafictional Gaze in Marina Mayoral’s Dar la vida y el alma
    Catherine G. Bellver
  4. “El florecimiento caprichoso de un jacarandá”: Writing and Reading the Palimpsest in Cristina Fernández Cubas’s “Lúnula y Violeta”
    Ofelia Ferrán

Part V. The End of a Century

  1. Let’s Talk about Sex?: From Almudena Grandes to Lucía Etxebarria, the Volatile Values of the Spanish Literary Market
    Silvia Bermúdez
  2. Gender, Sexuality, and the Literary Market in Spain at the End of the Millennium
    Akiko Tsuchiya
  3. A World of Difference in Home-Making: The Films of Icíar Bollaín
    Susan Martin-Márquez

The Practice of Restitutional Feminist Criticism
Teresa M. Vilarós

Volume 26: Marriage and Sexuality in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

Ed. Eukene Lacarra Lanz
This collection of essays examines the politics of gender and desire in premodern Iberia. The editor brings together a group of noted specialists in Arabic, as well as Castilian, Catalan, and other Romance languages, to investigate the changes that affected marriage and sexuality over the course of a millennium, from approximately 650 to 1650 A.D. The contributors utilize a variety of literary and philosophical texts, legal documents, and medical treatises to explore a broad range of topics, such as shrew taming, wedding rituals, wet-nursing, cross-dressing, sodomy, and moral pornography. The volume's interdisciplinary approach traces the origins and genealogies of the predominant discourses on these subjects that engaged the minds of medieval and premodern writers, moralist, politicians, and scientists alike.

Eukene Lacarra Lanz

Part I. From Maidenhood to the Marriage State Domesticating Women

  1. Marriage and Sexuality in Al-Andalus
    Manuela Marín
  2. Intimate Violence: Shrew Taming as Wedding Ritual in the Conde Lucanor
    Louise O. Vasvári
  3. The Consells-Consejos on Marriage and Their Broader Sentimental Context
    Antonio Cortijo Ocaña

Part II. Playing the Game of Wife and Mother

  1. Pawn or Player?: Violant of Bar and the Game of Matrimonial Politics in the Crown of Aragon (1380–1396)
    Dawn Bratsch-Prince
  2. Milking the Poor: Wet-nursing and the Sexual Economy of Early Modern Spain
    Emilie L. Bergmann

Part III. Love and Sexuality Allegory of Society’s Corruption

  1. Natural Love in Early Renaissance Spanish Theater: Serafina, an Anonymous Comedia of 1521
    David R. Castillo
  2. “Un engaño a los ojos”: Sex and Allegory in La Lozana andaluza
    Manuel da Costa Fontes
  3. Changing Boundaries of Licit and Illicit Unions: Concubinage and Prostitution
    Eukene Lacarra Lanz

Part IV. Female Approaches to Power Revelation and “Moral Pornography”

  1. Writing and Sodomy in the Inquisitorial Trial (1495-1496) of Tecla Servent
    Ronald Surtz
  2. “Moral Pornography”: Angela Carter and María de Zayas
    Marina S. Brownlee

Sexuality, Marriage, and Power in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia
Gwendolyn Barnes-Karol and Nicholas Spadaccini

Volume 25: Pablo Neruda and the U.S. Culture Industry

Ed. Teresa Longo
This collection gathers a diverse group of critical and poetic voices to analyze the politics of packing and marketing Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and Latin American poetry in general in the United States. The ground swell of enthusiasm in America, the contributors argue, has relied upon a vastly oversimplified, romanticized, and depoliticized interpretation of Neruda's celebrated poetry as panacea—offering healing visions of community, hope, and wonder. The essays rediscover the richness to be found in the work of Neruda and his peers as a challenge to their commodification and misrepresentation in the American literary marketplace. This volume refocuses the lens through which we read, translate and write about Neruda-and Latin American culture-in the United States.

Poetry Like Wonder Bread
Teresa Longo

Part I. Reading Neruda

  1. Pablo Neruda, Interpreter of Our Century
    Giuseppe Bellini
  2. Speak through my Words: the Poetics and Politics of Translating Neruda
    Janice A. Jaffe
  3. Pablo Neruda: Absence and Presence: the Photograph as Historical Referent
    Patricia Santoro
  4. Quests for Alternative Cultural Antecedents: The Indigenism of Pablo Neruda, Ernesto Cardenal, and Gary Snyder
    Jill Kuhnheim

Part II. Neruda Reconfigured: Culture, History, Politics

  1. Loving Neruda
    Bruce Dean Willis
  2. The De-Chileanization of Neruda in Il postino
    Irene B. Hodgson
  3. Buying into the Nerudian Condominium or Building Community: Border Culture Reclaims the Past for the New Century
    Ann Marie Stock
  4. The Poetics of Politics and the Politics of the Poet: Experience and Testimony in Pablo Neruda
    Silvia N. Rosman

Part III. Linking Theory to Praxis: U.S. Latino Responses

  1. Post Wonder Bread: Pablo Neruda in Centerfield?
    Teresa Longo
  2. “The Good Liar Meets his Executioners”: the Evolution of a Poem
    Martín Espada
  3. Pablo Neruda’s Dilemma
    Julio Marzán
  4. In Search of Literary Cojones: Pablo Neruda, U.S. Latino Poetry, and the U.S. Literary Canon
    Marcos McPeek Villatoro

Pablo Neruda (1904): A Centennial Greeting
René Jara

Volume 24: Iberian Cities

Ed. Joan Ramon Resina
Although Spanish and Portuguese literatures are rich sources of urban knowledge, compared to studies of cities like London, Paris, Vienna, or Rome, critical literary and cultural approaches devoted to modern Iberian cities have been notably scarce. Iberian Cites locates regional patterns of urbanization articulated in or around highly symbolic centers, calling attention to the extraordinary combination of factors, personal and collective, temporal and instantaneous, planned and coincidental, logical and ideological, virtual and representative, that make up the experience of the city. In this work, Joan Ramon Resina and a group of distinguished scholars from an array of disciplines remind readers that Hispania, the ancient geographic matrix of people of Iberia, is still a system of interrelated cultures.

Joan Ramon Resina

  1. Tough Beauty: Bilbao as Ruin, Architecture, and Allegory
    Joseba Zulaika
  2. Santiago de Compostela or the Obsession with Identity
    Javier Gómez-Montero
  3. A Walk about Lisbon
    Miguel Tamen
  4. Getting to Salamanca (and Away): One Approach, Nine Vistas, and a Retrospective that Does Not Take Place
    Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
  5. Madrid’s Palimpsest: Reading the Capital against the Grain
    Joan Ramon Resina
  6. Madrid: From “Años de Hambre” to Years of Desire
    Michael Ugarte
  7. A Sad Diagnosis of a Sad Town: Granada and the Dream of the Recumbent Woman
    Juan Carlos Rodríguez
  8. Modern Spaces: Building Barcelona
    Brad Epps
  9. A Walk through Identity in the Gardens of Catalonia
    Maria Jesús Buxó i Rey
  10. Valencia: Cultural Spaces, Economics, and Territory
    Rafael L. Ninyoles

Jenaro Talens and Angela Vallvey

Volume 23: National identities and Socio-Political Changes in Latin America

Ed. Mercedes Durán-Cogan and Antonio Gómez-Moriana
In contrast to the dominant trends in Latin American Studies—which privilege either the literary, or the so called "areas studies," with its exclusive focus on political and economics issues—the basic assumption of this collective work is that the intricate web of discourse and other societal/symbolic practices in a given society results from, and nourishes, a complex dynamics of forces at play in the marketing of the Social. This dynamics, in its totality, constitutes a complex object of knowledge that this volume examines as a crossroads where historical contexts, economic and socio-political processes, and artistic representations interact.

National Identities and Sociopolitical Changes in Latin America
Antonio Gómez-Moriana and Mercedes F. Durán-Cogan

  1. The Concept of Identity
    Jorge Larraín Ibañez
  2. Towards the Sociogenic Principle: Fanon, Identity, the Puzzle of Conscious Experience, and What It Is Like to Be “Black”
    Sylvia Wynter
  3. Words and Images. Figurating and Dis-Figurating Identity
    Mercedes F. Durán-Cogan
  4. The Emergence of a Colonial (“Indian”) Voice: Inca Garcilaso and Guamán Poma
    Antonio Gómez Moriana
  5. Latin American Silver and the Early Globalization of World Trade
    Dennis O. Flynn and Arturo Giraldez
  6. Ethnic Identity and the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas
    José Alejos García
  7. The Indian Identity, the Existential Anguish and the Eternal Return (El tiempo principia en Xibalba, by Luis de Lión)
    Tatiana Bubnova
  8. Moors or Indians? Stereotype and the Crisis of (National) Identity in Ignacio Altamirano and Manuel de Jesús Galván
    Isabel de Sena
  9. Engendering the Nation, Nationalizing the Sacred: Guadalupismo and the Cinematic (Re)Formation of Mexican Consciousness
    Elena Feder
  10. The Rhetoric of Pathology: Political Propaganda and National Identity During the Military “Process” in Argentina
    James R. Cisneros
  11. National Identity and State Ideology in Argentina
    Victor Armony
  12. Caliban in Aztlan: From the Emergence of Chicano Discourse to the Plural Constitution of New Solidarities
    José Antonio Giménez Micó
  13. Between Iconography and Demonology: The Faces at the Fiesta of the Señor del Gran Poder
    Marcelo Nusenovich
  14. Valparaiso School of Architecture Dossier
    Various Authors

Latin American Identities and Globalization
Horacio Machín and Nicolas Spadaccini

Volume 22: Latin American Literature and the Mass Media

Ed. Debra Ann Castillo and José Edmundo Paz-Soldán
Examines Latin American literature in the context of a contemporary audiovisual culture in which mass media such as photography, film, and the Internet have threatened writing's "representational privilege" as a technology of information processing and storage.

  1. Introduction: Beyond the Lettered City
    Edmundo Paz-Soldán and Debra A. Castillo

Part I. Revisions

  1. The Nineteenth-Century Novel: Toward a Public Sphere or a Mass Media?
    Fernando Unzueta
  2. Pancho Villa at the Movies: Cinematic Techniques in the Works of Guzmán and Muñoz
    J. Patrick Duffey
  3. The Avant-Garde and Cinematic Imaginary: Huidobro’s novella-film
    Edmundo Paz-Soldán
  4. The Modern Novel, the Media, and Mass Culture in Latin America
    Ricardo Gutiérrez Mouat

Part II. Mass Culture

  1. MEDIAted Memory: Writing, Photography, and Performativity in the Age of the Image
    Luis Ernesto Cárcamo Huechante
  2. Cortázar Under Exposure: Photography and Fiction in the City
    Marcy E. Schwartz
  3. Hybridity and Postmodernity in the Argentine Meta-Comic: The Bridge Texts of Julio Cortázar and Ricardo Piglia
    Ellen McCracken
  4. Comic Art at the Margins of Hierarchy: The Mexican Multicultural Expression of La Familia Burrón and Los Supermachos
    Ana Merino
  5. The Mexican Telenovela and its Foundational Fictions
    Adriana Estill

Part III. Narrative Strategies in Our Fin de Siglo

  1. Contesting the Lettered City: Cultural Mediation and Communicative Strategies in the Contemporary Chronicle in Mexico
    Ignacio Corona
  2. Deserted Cities: Pop and Disenchantment in Turn-of-the-Century Latin American Narrative
    Ana María Amar Sánchez
  3. In Search of Lost Time: Intellectuals, Media, and Narrative
    Alfonsina Lorenzi
  4. http:// www. LAlit. com
    Debra A. Castillo

Part IV. The Digital World

  1. The Lack of Materiality in Latin American Media Theory
    Shirin Shenassa
  2. Condiciones extremas: Digital Science Fiction from Colombia
    Susana Pajares Tosca
  3. Writing Communities on the Internet: Textual Authority and Territorialization
    Carlos Jáuregui

David William Foster

Volume 21: Charting Memory: Recalling Medieval Spain

Ed. Stacy N. Beckwith
Elaborates an interdiscursive picture of how medieval Spain has been remembered by various Arab, Jewish, and Hispanic peoples from 1492 to the present, foregrounding the constitutive roles of communities created through prayer, literary resonances, architecture, musical performance, and name giving, in shaping memories of medieval Spanish contexts as well as complex identities in the Balkans, the Near and Middle East, North Africa, Latin America, and the United States.

Al-Andalus/Iberia/Sepharad: Memory among Modern Discourses
Stacy N. Beckwith

  1. “We’ve Always Sung It That Way”: Re/Appropriation of Medieval Spanish Jewish Culture in a Galician Town
    Judith R. Cohen
  2. Crypto-Jewish Ballads and Prayers in the Portuguese Oral Tradition
    Manuel da Costa Fontes
  3. A Collusion of Gardens: Continuity of Memory
    Libby Garshowitz and Stacy N. Beckwith
  4. Al-Andalus and Memory: The Past and Being Present among Hispano-Moroccan Andalusians from Rabat
    Beebe Bahrami
  5. Voices from the Past: Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) Nicknames among the Israeli-Sephardic Jews from Salonika
    Shmuel Refael
    (Translated by Stacy N. Beckwith)
  6. Spanish Balconies in Morocco: A Window on Cultural Influence and Historical Persistence in the Mallāh (Jewish) Community
    Hsaïn Ilahiane
  7. Memory: One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Sultana Wahnón
    (Translated by Stacy N. Beckwith)
  8. Musical ’Membrances of Medieval Muslim Spain
    Dwight F. Reynolds
  9. “Al-Andalus Arising from Damascus”: Al-Andalus in Modern Arabic Poetry
    Reuven Snir
  10. American Sephardim, Memory, and the Representation of European Life
    Jack Glazier

Louise Mirrer

Volume 20: Culture and the State in Spain, 1550–1850

Ed. Tom Lewis and Francisco J. Sánchez
Examines the role of literature in the formation of cultural notions of 'state,' 'nation,' 'subject,' and 'citizen' in Spain from 1550 to 1850 and the relevance of these issues today in a new Spain—the Spain of nationalities—at the end of the millennium.

Tom Lewis and Francisco J. Sánchez

  1. Cristóbal de Villalón: Language, Education, and the Absolutist State
    Malcolm K. Read
  2. The Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Making of the Spanish State
    Mary Elizabeth Perry
  3. A Discourse on Wealth in Golden Age Literature
    Francisco J Sánchez
  4. Patronage, the Parody of an Institution in Don Quijote
    Edward Baker
  5. Printing and Reading Popular Religious Texts in Sixteenth-Century Spain
    Sara T. Nalle
  6. Emblematic Representation and Guided Culture in Baroque Spain: Juan de Horozco y Covarrubias
    Bradley J. Nelson
  7. Intellectuals, the State, and the Public Sphere in Spain: 1700–1840
    José A. Valero
  8. Constituting the Subject: Race, Gender, and Nation in the Early Nineteenth Century
    Susan Kirkpatrick
  9. Religious Subject-Forums: Nationalism, Literature, and the Consolidation of Moderantismo in Spain during the 1840s
    Tom Lewis

Back to the Future: Spain, Past and Present
David R. Castillo and Nicholas Spadaccini

Volume 19: Modernism and its Margins

Ed. Anthony Geist and José Monleón
Examines the prevailing notions that underlie most theoretical paradigms about modernism and how those paradigms fail to account for Spanish and, especially, Latin American expressions.

Modernism and Its Margins: Rescrtipting Hispanic Modernism
Anthony L. Geist and José B. Monleón

Part I. The Problematics of Modernism

  1. On Modernism from the Periphery
    Carlos Blanco Aguinaga
  2. The Industrial Imaginary of Modernity: The “Totalizing” Gaze
    Iris M. Zavala
  3. A Modernizing That Holds Us Back: Culture under the Neoconservative Regression
    Néstor García Canclini
  4. Rethinking the Theory of the Avant-Garde from the Periphery
    George Yúdice
  5. The Limits of Modernity in Latin American Poetry
    Álvaro Salvador
  6. “Seven Islands in Search of an Author”: The Canary Islands Avant-Garde
    Jacqueline Cruz

Part II. Modernists from the Margins

  1. Gender and Modernist Discourse: Emilia Pardo Bazán’s Dulce Dueño
    Susan Kirkpatrick
  2. Buñuel: A Cinematographic Impugnment of Modernity/Modernism/Avant-gardism and Other Options
    Víctor Fuentes
  3. Recycling the Popular: Lorca, Lorquismo, and the Culture Industry
    Anthony L. Geist
  4. Cultural Liaisons in American Literatures
    Guido A. Podestá
  5. Brazilian Modernism: An Idea Out of Place?
    Randal Johnson
  6. Counterhegemonic Subjectivities in César Vallejo and Oswald de Andrade
    Leslie Bary
  7. Borges: Tradition and the Avant-Garde
    Beatriz Sarlo
  8. “Dangerous Southern Islands”: Modern Aesthetics as Anaesthetics in Carpentier’s The Lost Steps and Borges’s “The South”
    Santiago Colás
  9. El siglo de las luces: Modernism and Epic
    Neil Larsen

A Design for Modernity in the Margins
René Jara

Volume 18: A Revisionary History of Portuguese Literature

Ed. Miguel Tamen and Elena Buescu
Explores the relationship between literary history and revisionism, focusing on topics such as Medieval history-writing, Baroque culture, Poetics in the Enlightenment, fin-de-siècle Decadence, Symbolism, and Contemporary Criticism.

Miguel Tamen and Helena C. Buescu

Ghosts Revised: An Essay on Literary History
Miguel Tamen

  1. Infractions of the Name-Hiding Rule in Galician-Portuguese Troubadour
    João Dionísio
  2. Belief in History
    Teresa Amado
  3. The Songs of Melancholy: Aspects of Mannerism in Camões
    Vítor Aguiar e Silva
  4. Baroque Literature Revised and Revisited
    Margarida Vieira Mendes
  5. Portuguese Poetics in the Eighteenth Century
    Maria de Lourdes A. Ferraz
  6. Socio-institutional Literary Practices in Portuguese Romanticism
    Helena C. Buescu
  7. Decadence and Fin-de-siècle Literature in Portugal
    J. C. Seabra Pereira
  8. Before the Barbarians
    M. S. Lourenço
  9. Fernando Pessoa’s Odd Epic
    António M. Feijó
  10. Notes for a Cartography of Twentieth-Century Portuguese Poetry
    Manuel Gusmão
  11. Contemporary Portuguese Fiction—Cases and Problems
    Paulo Morão
  12. Four Twentieth-Century Portuguese Critics
    Victor Mendes

Literary History: Are We Still Talking?
Helena C. Buescu

Volume 17: Cervantes and his Postmodern Constituencies

Ed. Anne J. Cruz and Carroll B. Johnson
Addresses the present status of Cervantes studies in light of the so-called culture wars fought between those who adhere to liberal-humanist and/or historicist readings and those whose work is guided by avant-garde, poststructuralist theory.

Carroll B. Johnson

Part I. Cervantismo and the Crisis of Hispanism

  1. Theory vs. the Humanist Tradition Stemming from Américo Castro
    Anthony J. Close
  2. Romance, Ideology, and Iconoclasm in Cervantes
    Anthony J. Cascardi
  3. Where Does the Novel Rise? Cultural Hybrids and Cervantine Heresies
    Diana de Armas Wilson
  4. Generational Conflicts within Hispanism: Notes from the comedia Wars
    John J. Allen

Part II. Re/Visioning Cervantes Studies

  1. Anatomy of Contemporary Cervantes Studies: A Romance of “Two Cities”
    Charles D. Presberg
  2. Cervantes and the Philological School
    Pablo Jauralde Pou
  3. The Politics of Identity and the Enigma of Cervantine Genealogy
    Ellen Lokos
  4. Cervantes and His Feminist Alliances
    Anne J. Cruz
  5. Rereading El amante liberal in the Age of Contrapuntal Sexualities
    Adrienne L. Martín
  6. The Jealous and the Curious: Freud, Paranoia and Homosexuality in Cervantine Poetics
    Nicolás Wey-Gómez

Part III. The Future of Cervantes Studies

  1. The Crisis of Hispanism as an Apocalyptic Myth
    George Mariscal
  2. The Ideologies of Cervantine Irony: Liberalism, Postmodernism and Beyond
    Alison Parks Weber
  3. "Cervantismo" as Social Praxis in the Neo-Post Age: Are We Kidding Ourselves?
    James Iffland

Cervantes and his Postmodern Constituencies
David Castillo and Nicholas Spadaccini


Volumes from the University of Minnesota Press

Volume 16: Modes of Representation in Spanish Cinema

Ed. Jenaro Talens and Santos Zunzunegui
A discussion of the range and depth of Spanish national cinema through a close reading of films from the Republican period, under Franco, in the transition period, and, more recently, under socialism.

A Land Bred on Movies
Tom Conley

History as Narration: Rethinking Film History from Spanish Cinema
Jenaro Talens and Santos Zunzunegui

Part I. Sampling the Difference: The Thirties

  1. Benito Perojo’s La verbena de la Paloma
    Román Gubern
  2. The Referential Effect: Writing the Image of the War
    Jenaro Talens
  3. The Brigadier’s Crusade: Florián Rey’s Carmen, la de Triana
    Juan-Miguel Company-Ramón

Part II. The Long and Winding Road: Spanish Cinema under Franco

  1. Vida en Sombras: The Recusado’s Shadow in Spanish Postwar Cinema
    Jesús González-Requena
  2. Redundancy and Passion: Juan de Orduña and CIFESA
    Francisco Llinás
  3. Seeing beyond the Delicate: Luis García-Berlanda’s Novio a la vista
    Stacy N. Beckwith
  4. Between History and Dream: Víctor Erice’s El espíritu de la colmena
    Santos Zunzunegui

Part III. The First Steps of Transition

  1. Pastiche and Deformation of History in José-Luis Garci’s Asignatura pendiente
    Oscar Pereira
  2. Eyeing Our Collections: Selecting Images, Juxtaposing Fragments, and Exposing Conventions in the Films of Bigas Luna
    Ann Marie Stock
  3. Mother Country, Fatherland: The Uncanny Spain of Manuel Gutiérrez-Aragón
    Teresa Vilarós
  4. Images of War: Hunting the Metaphor
    Antonio Monegal
  5. Homosexuality, Regionalism, and Mass Culture: Eloy de la Iglesia’s Cinema of Transition
    Paul Julian Smith

Part IV. The Socialist Decade

  1. Sexual Revolution against the State? José Luis García Sánchez’s Pasodoble
    Ricardo Roque-Baldovinos
  2. A Search for Identity: Francisco Regueiro’s Padre nuestro
    Andrés Moreno
  3. What Did I Do to Deserve This? The “Mother” in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar
    Lesley Heins Walker
  4. Vicente Aranda’s Amantes: History as Cultural Style in Spanish Cinema
    Marvin D’Lugo

Part V. Representations: Reshaping the Margins

  1. Aimez-vous la representation? Notes on the Cinema of Pere Portabella and on Informe general
    Casimiro Torreiro
  2. Scripting a Social Imaginary: Hollywood in/and Spanish Cinema
    Kathleen M. Vernon
Volume 15: Framing Latin American Cinema

Ed. Ann Marie Stock
Focuses on the critical constructions of Latin American Cinema, and the challenges those practices that reduce Latin American films to illustrations of U.S. and European film and cultural studies theories. It also provides insights into film industries in Cuba, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, and Venezuela.

Ambrosio Fornet

Through Other Worlds and Other Times: Critical Praxis and Latin American Cinema
Ann Marie Stock

  1. High-Rise Apartments, Arcades, Cars, and Hoteles de citas: Urban Discourse and the Reconstruction of the Public/Private Divide in 1960s Buenos Aires
    Laura Podalsky
  2. Backwards Blindness: Brazilian Cinema of the 1980s
    José Carlos Avellar
  3. Recent Colombian Cinema: Public Histories and Private Stories
    Ilene S. Goldman
  4. When the Mountains Tremble: Images of Ethnicity in a Transcultural Text
    Teresa Longo
  5. How Real is Reel? Fernando de Fuentes’s Revolutionary Trilogy
    John Mraz
  6. Kiss of the Spider Woman, Novel, Play, and Film: Homosexuality and the Discourse of the Maternal in a Third World Prison
    Patricia Santoro
  7. Moving to Thought: The Inspired Reflective Cinema of Fernando Pérez
    Beat Borter
  8. Román Chalbaud: The “National” Melodrama on an Air of Bolero
    Paulo Antonio Paranaguá
  9. The Persistence of a Vision: Going to the Movies in Colombia
    Gilberto Gómez Ocampo
  10. Mexican Melodramas of Patriarchy: Specificity of a Transcultural Form
    Julianne Burton-Carvajal
  11. Queering the Patriarchy in Hermosillo’s Doña Herlinda y su hijo
    David William Foster
  12. Will There Be Latin American Cinema in the Year 2000? Visual Culture in a Postnational Era
    Néstor García Canclini
Volume 14: Rhetoric and Politics. Gracian and the New World Order

Ed. Nicholas Spadaccini and Jenaro Talens
The work of the Spanish Jesuit Baltasar Gracián (whose Art of Wordly Wisdom has enjoyed considerable success in Europe and, recently, in the U.S.) becomes the starting point for a discussion on the political uses of rhetoric, from early modern times to the present.

The Practice of Worldly Wisdom: Rereading Gracián and The New World Order
Nicholas Spadaccini and Jenaro Talens

Part I. The Politics of Modernity

  1. At the Threshold of Modernity: Gracián’s El Criticón
    Alban K. Forcione
  2. On Power, Image, and Gracián’s Prototype
    Isabel C. Livosky

Part II. Subjectivities

  1. Saving Appearances: Language and Commodification in Baltasar Gracián
    Malcolm K. Read
  2. Surviving in the Field of Vision: The Building of a Subject in Gracián’s El Criticón
    Luis F. Avilés
  3. Gracián and the Emergence of the Modern Subject
    William Egginton
  4. Gracián and the Ciphers of the World
    Jorge Checa

Part III. Representations

  1. Gracián and the Art of Public Representation
    David Castillo
  2. Symbolic Wealth and Theatricality in Gracián
    Francisco J. Sánchez
  3. Gracián and the Scopic Regimes of Modernity
    Oscar Pereira
  4. Gracián and the Authority of Taste
    Anthony J. Cascardi

Part IV. The Politics of Everyday Life

  1. The Art of Worldly Wisdom as an Ethics of Conversation
    Carlos Hernández-Sacristán
  2. Gracián in the Death Cell
    Michael Nerlich

Constructing Gracián
Edward H. Friedman

Volume 13: Bodies and Biases

Ed. David William Foster and Roberto Reis
Analyzes different representations of sexualities in Hispanic (and Brazilian) cultures and literature, focusing on established canonical texts as well as on less consecrated literary writings, and other types of cultural practices and artifacts, including television, popular music, and pornography.

The Age of Suspicion: Mapping Sexualities in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Texts
Dário Borim Jr. and Roberto Reis

  1. The Sexual Economy of Miguel de Cervantes
    Robert ter Horst
  2. The Sinful Scene: Transgression in Seventeenth-Century Spanish Drama (1625–1685)
    Javier Aparicio Maydeu
  3. Desire and Decorum in the Twentieth-Century Colombian Novel
    J. Eduardo Jaramillo Zuluaga
  4. Representations of Family and Sexuality in Brazilian Cultural Discourse
    Roberto Reis
  5. The Body in Context: Don Quixote and Don Juan
    James A. Parr
  6. Popular Culture and Gender/Genre Construction in Mexican Bolero by Angeles Mastretta
    Salvador A. Oropesa
  7. Sexing the Bildungsroman: Las edades de Lulú, Pornography, and the Pleasure Principle
    Silvia Bermúdez
  8. El diario de José Toledo: A Queer Space in the World of Mexican Letters
    Marina Pérez de Mendiola
  9. Camilo’s Closet: Sexual Camouflage in Denevi’s Rosaura a las diez
    Herbert J. Brant
  10. Monobodies, Antibodies, and the Body Politic: Sara Levi Calderón’s Dos mujeres
    Claudia Schaefer-Rodríguez
  11. Not So Lonely: A Butch-Femme Reading of Cristina Peri-Rossi’s Solitario de amor
    Mary S. Gossy
  12. The Case for Feminine Pornography in Latin America
    David William Foster
  13. The Pornographic Subject of Los borbones en pelota
    Lou Charnon-Deutsch
  14. Codifying Homosexuality as Grotesque: The Writings of Virgilio Piñera
    Ana García Chichester
  15. Eroticism and Homoeroticism in Martín Fierro
    Gustavo Geirola
  16. Intricacies of Brazilian Gayness: A Cross-Cultural and Cross-Temporal Approach
    Dário Borim Jr.
  17. The Ecstasy of Disease: Mysticism, Metaphor, and AIDS in Las virtudes del pájaro solitario
    Brad Epps

Naomi Lindstrom

Volume 12: The Picaresque: Tradition and Displacement

Ed. Giancarlo Maiorino
Examines one of the major genres of Spanish Renaissance and Baroque literature from contemporary critical perspectives, dealing with those literary works not just as "monuments," but as "documents" where processes of institutionalization, political misreading, and the marginalization of discourses are inscribed.

Renaissance Marginalities
Giancarlo Maiorino

  1. Picaresque Econopoetics: At the Watershed of Living Standards
    Giancarlo Maiorino
  2. “Otras cosillas que no digo”: Lazarillo’s Dirty Sex
    George A. Shipley
  3. Picturing the Picaresque: Lazarillo and Murillo’s Four Figures on a Step
    Luis Beltrán
  4. The Author’s Author, Typography, and Sex: The Fourteenth Mamotreto of La Lozana andaluza
    Luis Beltrán
  5. Breaking the Barriers: The Birth of López de Ubeda’s Pícara Justina
    Nina Cox Davis
  6. Defining the Picaresque: Authority and the Subject in Guzmán de Alfarache
    Carroll B. Johnson
  7. Trials of Discourse: Narrative Space in Quevedo’s Buscón
    Edward H. Friedman
  8. Picaresque Elements in Cervantes’s Works
    Manuel Durán
  9. Sonnes of the Rogue: Picaresque Relations in England and Spain
    Anne J. Cruz
  10. The Protean Picaresque
    Howard Mancing

Revisiting the Picaresque in Postmodern Times
Francisco J. Sánchez and Nicholas Spadaccini

Volume 11: Critical Practices in Post-Franco Spain

Ed. Silvia López, Jenaro Talens, and Santos Zunzunegui
Offers a sampling of Spanish critical work in literary theory and cultural studies in the post-Franco period, with a focus on new discourses in various print and electronic media, on the discursive construction of the museum space, and on literary theory as it confronts issues of translation, subjectivity, writing, and narratology.

The Politics of Theory in Post-Franco Spain
Silvia L. López, Jenaro Talens, and Darío Villanueva

Part I. Representation

  1. Making Sense after Babel
    Jenaro Talens
  2. The Television Newscast: A Postmodern Discourse
    Jesús Gonzalez-Requena
  3. Architectures of the Gaze
    Santos Zunzunegui

Part II. Aesthetics

  1. The Immutability of the Text, the Freedom of the Reader, and Aesthetic Experience
    Rafael Núñez-Ramos
  2. Phenomenology of Pragmatics of Literary Realism
    Darío Villanueva
  3. The Pragmatics of Lyric Poetry
    José María Pozuelo-Yvancos
  4. Reading in Process, the Antitext, and the Definitions of Literature
    Manuel Asensi

Part III. Subjectivity

  1. Subjectivity and Temporality in Narrative
    Cristina Peña-Marín
  2. Subject and Language: Reflections on Lacan and Jinkis
    Juan Miguel Company-Ramón

Aesthetics and Politics
Tom Lewis

Volume 10: Latin-American Identity and Constructions of Difference

Ed. Amaryll Chanady
Latin American identity is viewed as a hybrid and heterogeneous cultural construction characterized by problems specific to post-colonial societies. Situating itself within the context of the most recent North American and European literary and cultural theories, it points to the lack of attention given to Latin American philosophical discourse by these institutions and the limitations of European narratological categories.

Latin American Imagined Communities and the Postmodern Challenge
Amaryll Chanady

  1. The Antinomies of Latin American Discourse of Identity and Their Fictional Representation
    Fernando Aínsa
  2. Leopoldo Zea’s Project of a Philosophy of Latin American History
    Enrique Dussel
  3. Modernity, Postmodernity, and Novelistic Form in Latin America
    Françoise Perus
  4. Identity and Narratives Fiction in Argentina: The Novels of Abel Posse
    Blanca de Arancibia
  5. The Construction and Deconstruction of Identity in Brazilian Literature
    Zilá Bernd
  6. A Nahuatl Interpretation of the Conquest: From the “Parousia” of the Gods to the “Invasion”
    Enrique Dussel
  7. On Writing Back: Alternative Historiography in La Florida del Inca
    José Rabasa
  8. The Opossum and the Coyote: Ethnic Identity and Ethnohistory in the Sierra Norte de Puebla (Mexico)
    Pierre Beaucage
  9. A Caribbean Social Imaginary: Redoubled Notes on Critical-Fiction against the Gaze of Ulysses
    Iris M. Zavala

Pastiche Identity, and Allegory of Allegory
Alberto Moreiras

Volume 9: Amerindian Images and the Legacy of Columbus

Ed. René Jara and Nicholas Spadaccini
Examines the constitution of an Amerinidan world born of resistance against European cultural imperialism. Literary critics, linguists, semioticians and historians argue that the images constructed by the Amerindians to confront the consequences of their encounter with the European cultural apparatus ensures the endurance of their own culture.

The Construction of a Colonial Imaginary: Columbus’s Signature
René Jara and Nicholas Spadaccini

  1. Word and Mirror: Presages of the Encounter
    Miguel León-Portilla
  2. De Bry’s Las Casas
    Tom Conley
  3. (Re)discovering Aztec Images
    Eloise Quiñones Keber
  4. Fantastic Tales and Chronicles of the Indies
    Manuel Alvar
  5. Reading in the Margins of Columbus
    Margarita Zamora
  6. To Read Is to Misread, To Write Is to Miswrite: Las Casas as Transcriber
    David Henige
  7. Loving Columbus
    José Piedra
  8. Fray Ramón Pané, Discoverer of the Taíno People
    José Juan Arrom
  9. Colonial Writing and Indigenous Discourse in Ramón Pané’s Relación acerca de las antigüedades de los indios
    Santiago López Maguiña
  10. When Speaking Was Not Good Enough: Illiterates, Barbarians, Savages, and Cannibals
    Walter D. Mignolo
  11. Colonial Reform or Utopia? Guaman Poma’s Empire of the Four Parts of the World
    Rolena Adorno
  12. Amerindian Image and Utopian Project: Motolinía and Millenarian Discourse
    Georges Baudot
  13. The Place of the Translator in the Discourses of Conquest: Hernán Cortés’s Cartas de relación and Roland Joffé’s The Mission
    David E. Johnson
  14. Other-Fashioning: The Discourse of Empire and Nation in Lope de Vega’s El Nuevo mundo descubierto por Cristóbal Colón
    Allen Carey-Webb
  15. Authoritarianism in Brazilian Colonial Discourse
    Roberto Reis
  16. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz; or, The Snares of (Con)(tra)di(c)tion
    Elena Feder
  17. The Indian as Image and as Symbolic Structure: Bartolomé Arzán’s Historia de la Villa Imperial de Protosí
    Leonardo García Pabón
  18. Images of America In Eighteenth-Century Spanish Comedy
    Benardita Llanos
  19. Humboldt and the Reinvention of America
    Mary Louise Pratt
  20. Atahuallpa Inca: Axial Figure in the Encounter of Two Worlds
    Marta Bermúdez-Gallegos
  21. Art and Resistance in the Andean World
    Teresa Gisbert
  22. Saer’s Fictional Representation of the Amerindian in the Context of Modern Historiography
    Amaryll Chanaday
  23. An Image of Hispanic America from Spain of 1992
    Angel López García
Volume 8: Culture and Control in Counter-Reformation Spain

Ed. Anne J. Cruz and Mary Elizabeth Perry
Explores the modes of repression and attempts at social control in Counter-Reformation Spain. Topics of discussion include theater, sermons, religious festivals, catechism, and inquisistorial blood statues.

Culture and Control in Counter-Reformation Spain
Anne J. Cruz and Mary Elizabeth Perry

  1. “Christianization” in New Castile: Catechism, Communion, Mass, and Confirmation in the Toledo Archbishopric, 1540–1650
    Jean Pierre Dedieu
  2. A Saint for All Seasons: The Cult of San Julián
    Sara T. Nalle
  3. Religious Oratory in a Culture of Control
    Gwendolyn Barnes-Karol
  4. The Moriscos and Circumcision
    Bernard Vincent
  5. Aldermen and Judaizers: Cryptojudaism, Counter-Reformation, and Local Power
    Jaime Contreras
  6. Magdalens and Jezebels in Counter-Reformation Spain
    Mary Elizabeth Perry
  7. La bella malmaridada: Lessons for the Good Wife
    Anne J. Cruz
  8. Saint Teresa, Demonologist
    Alison Weber
  9. Woman as Source of “Evil” in Counter-Reformation Spain
    María Helena Sánchez Ortega
  10. On the Concept of the Spanish Literary Baroque
    John R. Beverley

The Subject of Control
Anthony J. Cascardi

Volume 7: The Politics of Editing

Ed. Nicholas Spadaccini and Jenaro Talens
Examines the political context of textual editing in relation to the Spanish canon as well as literary areas that have been marginalized—for example, texts written by nineteenth-century Spanish women and twentieth-century Latin American poets.

Textual Editing, the Writing of Literature, and Literary History
Nicholas Spadaccini and Jenaro Talens

  1. Poema de mio Cid
    Colin Smith
  2. Critical Editions and Literary History: The Case of Don Juan Manuel
    Reinaldo Ayerbe-Chaux
  3. A National Classic: The Case of Garcilaso’s Poetry
    Elias L. Rivers
  4. The Art of Edition as the Techné of Mediation: Garcilaso’s Poetry as Masterplot
    Iris M. Zavala
  5. The Politics of Editions: The Case of Lazarillo de Tormes
    Joseph V. Ricapito
  6. Editing Theater: A Strategy for Reading, an Essay about Dramaturgy
    Evangelina Rodríguez
  7. Editing Problems of the Romancero: The Romantic Tradition
    Pere Ferré
  8. Toward a Feminist Textual Criticism: Thoughts on Editing the Work of Coronado and Avellaneda
    Susan Kirkpatrick
  9. Framing Contexts, Gendered Evaluations, and the Anthological Subject
    Myriam Díaz-Diocaretz

The Editor’s Eros
Tom Conley

Volume 6: Cervantes's Exemplary Novels and the Adventure of Writing

Ed. Michael Nerlich and Nicholas Spadaccini
Provides a philosophical, critical, and political reading of Cervantes's satirical novellas as they highlight the problem of language and communication.

Juan Andrés to Alban Forcione. One the Critical Reception of the Novelas Ejemplares
Michael Nerlich

  1. Cervantes’s Exemplary Subjects
    Anthony J. Cascardi
  2. Theater Within the Novel: “Mass” Audience and Individual Reader in La Gitanilla and Riconete y Cortadillo
    Francisco J. Sánchez
  3. The Function of Madness in El Licenciado Vidriera
    Sybil Dümchen
  4. Cervantes’s La fuerza de la sangre and the Rhetoric of Power
    Edward H. Friedman
  5. Cervantes’s La fuerza de la sangre and the Force of Negation
    Dina De Rentiis
  6. Dynamism and Spatial Structure in Las dos doncellas
    Caroline Schmauser
  7. Cervantes and the Dialogic World
    Nicholas Spadaccini and Jenaro Talens
  8. On the Philosophical Dimension of El casamiento engañoso and El coloquio de los perros
    Michael Nerlich

Exemplarity, Modernity, and the Discriminating Games of Reading
Alban K. Forcione

Volume 5: Ortega y Gasset and the Question of Modernity

Ed. Patrick H. Dust
Examines the work of Ortega y Gasset with respect to Modern and Post-modern culture, with particular emphasis on Technology and Reason.

On Reading Ortega for Our Time
Patrick H. Dust

  1. Ortega and Modernity
    Ciriaco Morón Arroyo
  2. Ortega’s Anti-Modernity in Epistemology and Metaphysics
    Antón Donoso
  3. Towards a Theory of the Body: Ortega and His Sources
    Nelson Orringer
  4. Ortega, Human Consciousness and Modernity: A Historical Perspective
    Oliver H. Holmes
  5. Hermeneutics and Reason: Dilthey, Ortega and the Future of Hermeneutics
    Angel Medina
  6. Ortega’s Velázquez and the Tropics of Modernity
    Thomas Mermall
  7. On Technology and Humanism (An Imaginary Dialogue between Ortega and Heidegger)
    Pedro Cerezo Galán
  8. Freedom, Power and Culture in Ortega y Gasset’s Philosophy of Technology
    Patrick H. Dust
  9. Ethics and the Problem of Modernity in the Meditations on Quijote
    Jaime de Salas
  10. The Revolt of the Masses: Ortega’s Critique of Modernity
    Anthony J. Cascardi

A Spanish Modernity?
Wlad Godzich

Volume 4: 1492–1992: Re/Discovering Colonial Writing

Ed. René Jara and Nicholas Spadaccini
Underscores the importance of writing as companion of empire, while at the same time highlighting its subversive power as a series of counter-narratives emerge to contest the tactics and values of the "victors."

Allegorizing the New World
René Jara and Nicholas Spadaccini

  1. Literacy and Colonization: The New World Experience
    Walter Mignolo
  2. Narration and Argumentation in the Chronicles of the New World
    Antonio Gómez-Moriana
  3. Silence and Writing: The History of Conquest
    Beatriz Pastor
  4. The Apprehension of the New in Nature and Culture: Fernando de Oveido’s Sumario
    Stephanie Merrim
  5. Arms, Letters and the Native Historian in Early Colonial Mexico
    Rolena Adorno
  6. Montaigne and the Indies: Cartographies of the New World
    Tom Conley
  7. Utopian Ethnology in Las Casas’s Apologética
    José Rabasa
  8. The Early Stages of Latin American Historiography
    Beatriz González
  9. Representing the Colonial Subject
    Iris Zavala
  10. The Inscription of Creole Consciousness: Fray Servando de Mier
    René Jara

Appendix: Documenting the Conquest
The Charter of Admiral Colombia (17 April 1492)
Instructions from the Sovereigns to Columbus (29 May 1493)
Article of the Testament of the Queen Our Lady Isabella
Instruction from Diego Velázquez to Cortés (23 October 1510)
Against those who deprecate or contradict the Bull and Decree of Pope Alexander VI

Volume 3: The Crisis of Institutionalized Literature in Spain

Ed. Wlad Godzich and Nicholas Spadaccini
Studies the consequences of the institutionalization of literature in the nineteenth century, and advances the notion that literature as an institution is torn between the push for greater homogenization and a series of crises engendered by that very movement.

The Course of Literature in Nineteenth-Century Spain
Wlad Godzich and Nicholas Spadaccini

  1. The Crisis of a Literary Institution Seen from Within (On a Parallel Reception of Voltaire and Chateaubriand in Spain)
    Michael Nerlich
  2. The Collapse of Literature as Institutionalized Discourse: Espronceda’s El Diablo mundo
    Jenaro Talens
  3. The Space of Fiction and Reception of Don Quijote in Nineteenth-Century Spain
    Luiz Costa Lima
  4. The Power of the Word: Religious Oratory in Nineteenth-Century Spain
    Gwendolyn Barnes
  5. Galdós and the Generation of 1898
    Domingo Ynduráin
  6. Spanish Literature as a Historiographic Invention: The Case of the Generation of 1898
    Antonio Ramos-Gascón
  7. 1900–1910: New Literature, New Publics
    José-Carlos Mainer
  8. Catalonian Modernism and Cultural Nationalism
    Vicente Cacho Viu
  9. Literature and the Birth of a Nation: The Case of Chile
    René Jara
  10. Lyric Poetry at the Turn of the Century: Rubén Darío and the Sign of the Swan
    Iris Zavala

The Mass Production of Theater in Nineteenth-Century Madrid
Nancy J. Membrez

Volume 2: Autobiography in Early Modern Spain

Ed. Nicholas Spadaccini and Jenaro Talens
Examines the "rise" of modern literature as articulated around the concept of autobiography. The essays deal with literary and historical production from the perspective of the reader as co-author/co-producer of meaning.

The Construction of the Self. Notes on Autobiography in Early Modern Spain
Nicholas Spadaccini and Jenaro Talens

  1. Narration and Argumentation in Autobiographical Discourse
    Antonio Gómez-Moriana
  2. A Clown at Court: Francesillo de Zúñiga’s Crónica burlesca
    George Mariscal
  3. A Methodological Prolegomenon to a Post-Modernist Reading of Santa Teresa’s Autobiography
    Patrick Dust
  4. Golden Age Autobiography: The Soldiers
    Margarita Levisi
  5. The Picaresque as Autobiography: Story and History
    Edward Friedman
  6. The Function of Picaresque Autobiographies: Toward a History of Social Offenders
    Anthony N. Zahareas
  7. Fortune’s Monster and Monarchy in Las relaciones de Antonio Pérez
    Helen H. Reed
  8. The Woman at the Border: Some Thoughts on Cervantes and Autobiography
    Ruth El Saffar
  9. Poetry as Autobiography: Theory and Poetic Practice in Cervantes
    Jenaro Talens

Curriculum vitae
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Volume 1: The Institutionalization of Literature in Spain

Ed. Wlad Godzich and Nicholas Spadaccini
Focuses on literature as institutionalized practice between 1700 and 1830, examining its production/reception as part of the same process.

From Discourse to Institution
Wlad Godzich and Nicholas Spadaccini

  1. The Idea and Function of Education in Enlightenment Thought
    José Antonio Maravall
  2. In Moratín’s Café
    Edward Baker
  3. Managing Culture: Manolo and the Majos’ “Good Taste”
    Steven Suppan
  4. Audience Participation in an Eighteenth-Century Farce
    Ronald W. Sousa
  5. On Genius, Innovation and Public: The “Discurso crítico” of Tomás de Erauso y Zavaleta
    Michael Nerlich
  6. Censorship and the Creation of Heroes in the Discourse of Literary History
    Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
  7. Textual Pluralities: Readings and Readers of Eighteenth-Century Discourse
    Iris M. Zavala