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Iberianism and Crisis: Spain and Portugal at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Iberianism and Crisis: Spain and Portugal at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
By Robert Patrick Newcomb

Robert Patrick Newcomb’s Iberianism and Crisis examines how prominent peninsular essay writers and public intellectuals who were active around the turn of the twentieth century looked to Iberianism to address a succession of political, economic, and social crises that shook the Spanish and Portuguese states to their foundations.

Available Mar 2018
Cognitive Disability Aesthetics: Visual Culture, Disability Representations, and the (In)Visibility of Cognitive Difference
Cognitive Disability Aesthetics: Visual Culture, Disability Representations, and the (In)Visibility of Cognitive Difference
By Benjamin Fraser

Cognitive Disability Aesthetics explores the invisibility of cognitive disability in theoretical, historical, social, and cultural contexts.

Available Feb 2018
Spanish Modernism and the Poetics of Youth: From Miguel de Unamuno to La Joven Literatura
Spanish Modernism and the Poetics of Youth: From Miguel de Unamuno to La Joven Literatura
By Leslie J. Harkema

In Spanish Modernism and the Poetics of Youth: From Miguel de Unamuno to La Joven Literatura, Leslie J. Harkema analyzes the literature of the modernist period in Spain in light of the emergence of youth culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Available Dec 2017
Heroic Forms: Cervantes and the Literature of War
Heroic Forms: Cervantes and the Literature of War
By Stephen Rupp

In Cervantes and the Literature of War, Stephen Rupp connects Cervantes’s complex and inventive approach to literary genre and his many representations of early modern warfare. 

Available Nov 2017
Inscribed Power: Amulets and Magic in Early Spanish Literature
Inscribed Power: Amulets and Magic in Early Spanish Literature
By Ryan D. Giles

In Inscribed Power, Ryan D. Giles explores the function of amuletic prayers, divine names, and incantation formulas that were inscribed and printed on parchment, paper and other media, and at the same time inserted into classic literary works in Spain.

Published Aug 2017
Edging Toward Iberia
Edging Toward Iberia
By Jean Dangler

In Edging Toward Iberia Jean Dangler proposes a combination of network theory by Manuel Castells and World-Systems Analysis as devised by Immanuel Wallerstein to show how network and system principles can be employed to conceptualize and analyze nonmodern Iberia.

Published Jun 2017
Josep Pla: Seeing the World in the Form of Articles
Josep Pla: Seeing the World in the Form of Articles
By Joan Ramon Resina

In Josep Pla, Joan Ramon Resina teases out the writer’s deep-seated intellectual concerns and challenges the assumption of Pla as an anti-intellectual.

Published May 2017
The Epic of Juan Latino: Dilemmas of Race and Religion in Renaissance Spain
The Epic of Juan Latino: Dilemmas of Race and Religion in Renaissance Spain
By Elizabeth R. Wright

In The Epic of Juan Latino, Elizabeth R. Wright tells the story of Renaissance Europe’s first black poet and his epic poem on the naval battle of Lepanto, Austrias Carmen (The Song of John of Austria).

Published Jul 2016
The Task of the Cleric: Cartography, Translation, and Economics in Thirteenth-Century Iberia
The Task of the Cleric: Cartography, Translation, and Economics in Thirteenth-Century Iberia
By Simone Pinet

In The Task of the Cleric, Simone Pinet considers the composition of the Libro de Alexandre in the context of cartography, political economy, and translation.

Published May 2016
Food Matters: Alonso Quijano's Diet and the Discourse of Food in Early Modern Spain
Food Matters: Alonso Quijano's Diet and the Discourse of Food in Early Modern Spain
By Carolyn A. Nadeau

Through an inventive and original engagement with Don Quixote and other Golden Age literature, Carolyn A. Nadeau explores the shifts in Spain’s cultural and gastronomic history.

Published Mar 2016