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Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

The Revista de Estudios Hispánicos is an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original manuscripts in all areas of Hispanic literatures, cultures, and film, including essays on theoretical and interdisciplinary topics.


The Revista de Estudios Hispánicos has received a grade of A+ from the Australian Research Council ranking of research journals.
 

Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

Bulletin Marcel Proust

Since 1950, the Bulletin Marcel Proust has been the yearly publication of the Société des Amis de Marcel Proust et des Amis de Combray, a French organization devoted to the study of Marcel Proust and his works. It contains letters, documents, articles, book reviews, and a bibliography.

 

Bulletin Marcel Proust

the faculty bookshelf

Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice
Mapping Migration, Identity, and Space
Strategic Occidentalism: On Mexican Fiction, the Neoliberal Book Market, and the Question of World Literature
Representing Mental Illness in Late Medieval France:Machines, Madness, Metaphor
Empire's End: Transnational Connections in the Hispanic World
Arguedas / Vargas Llosa: Dilemmas and Assemblages
Boccaccio: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works
Ignacio Infante
Intermitencias americanistas. Estudios y ensayos escogidos (2004-2010)
Blindness and Therapy in Late Medieval French and Italian Poetry
Everyday Reading: Print Culture and Collective Identity in the Rio de la Plata, 1780-1910
The Governance of Friendship: Law and Gender in the Decameron
Marginal Subjects: Gender and Deviance in Fin-de-siècle Spain
The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini
Cyborgs in Latin America
Espectros y espejismos: Haití en el imaginario cubano
Naciones intelectuales: Las fundaciones de la modernidad literaria mexicana (1917-1959)
Qui suis-je? Proust
Tables of Knowledge: Descartes in Vermeer's Studio

Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice

Combining work by critics from Latin America, the USA, and Europe, Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice is the first anthology of articles in English to examine science fiction in all of Latin America, from Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil and the Southern Cone. Using a variety of sophisticated theoretical approaches, the book explores not merely the development of a science fiction tradition in the region, but more importantly, the intricate ways in which this tradition has engaged with the most important cultural and literary debates of recent year.

Mapping Migration, Identity, and Space

This interdisciplinary collection of essays focuses on the ways in which movements of people across natural, political, and cultural boundaries shape identities that are inexorably linked to the geographical space that individuals on the move cross, inhabit, and leave behind. As conflicts over identities and space continue to erupt on a regular basis, this book reads the relationship between migration, identity, and space from a fresh and innovative perspective.

Strategic Occidentalism: On Mexican Fiction, the Neoliberal Book Market, and the Question of World Literature

Strategic Occidentalism examines the transformation, in both aesthetics and infrastructure, of Mexican fiction since the late 1970s. During this time a framework has emerged characterized by the corporatization of publishing, a frictional relationship between Mexican literature and global book markets, and the desire of Mexican writers to break from dominant models of national culture.

Representing Mental Illness in Late Medieval France:Machines, Madness, Metaphor

An exploration of the medieval mind as a machine, and how it might be affected and immobilised, in textual reactions to the madness of Charles VI of France. This book explores the innovative mix of organic and inorganic metaphors through which they explored the relationship between mind, body, and government at this period.

Empire's End: Transnational Connections in the Hispanic World

The fall of the Spanish Empire: that period in the nineteenth century when it lost its colonies in Spanish America and the Philippines. How did it happen? What did the process of the "end of empire" look like? Empire's End considers the nation's imperial legacy beyond this period, all the way up to the present moment. In addition to scrutinizing the political, economic, and social implications of this "end," these chapters emphasize the cultural impact of this process through an analysis of a wide range of representations—literature, literary histories, periodical publications, scientific texts, national symbols, museums, architectural monuments, and tourist routes—that formed the basis of transnational connections and exchange. 

Arguedas / Vargas Llosa: Dilemmas and Assemblages

A través de un análisis pormenorizado de la obra de los dos grandes autores peruanos, este libro se interna por las sinuosas rutas de la modernidad andina analizando modelos estético- ideológicos bien diferenciados y sin embargo, en algunos aspectos, también convergentes, de representación simbólica. Mediante un actualizado soporte teórico, este estudio elabora las nociones de arcaísmo, otredad y melodrama, deteniéndose agudamente en debates centrales en la historia literaria y cultural de América Latina en torno a los temas de la lengua, la función del intelectual y la vinculación entre política y cultura. En diálogo con la teoría postcolonial aunque fuertemente afincados en la historia cultural y política de nuestro tiempo, los dilemas y ensamblajes estudiados en esta obra constituyen una intervención crítica sugerente y provocadora, que dejará su huella.

Boccaccio: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works

Long celebrated as one of “the Three Crowns” of Florence, Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–75) experimented widely with the forms of literature. His prolific and innovative writings—which range beyond the novella, from lyric to epic, from biography to mythography and geography, from pastoral and romance to invective—became powerful models for authors in Italy and across the Continent. This collection of essays presents Boccaccio’s life and creative output in its encyclopedic diversity. 

Ignacio Infante

Translation—from both a theoretical and a practical point of view—articulates differing but interconnected modes of circulation in the work of writers originally from different geographical areas of transatlantic encounter, such as Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Caribbean. After Translation examines from a transnational perspective the various ways in which translation facilitates the circulation of modern poetry and poetics across the Atlantic. 

Intermitencias americanistas. Estudios y ensayos escogidos (2004-2010)

El estudio del americanismo es una tarea crítica siempre pendiente, en cuyo desarrollo descansa una comprensión plena de genealogías intelectuales de México y América Latina. Este libro recoge una serie de ensayos académicos y literarios de Ignacio M. sánchez Prado sobre el tema, publicados entre 2004 y 2010, muchos de los cuales se hacen accesibles en México por primera vez en este libro.

Blindness and Therapy in Late Medieval French and Italian Poetry

An examination of the ways in which late medieval lyric poetry can be seen to engage with contemporary medical theory. This book argues that late medieval love poets, from Petrarch to Machaut and Charles d'Orléans, exploit scientific models as a broad framework within which to redefine the limits of the lyric subject and his body. 

Everyday Reading: Print Culture and Collective Identity in the Rio de la Plata, 1780-1910

Starting in the late nineteenth century, the region of South America known as the Rio de la Plata (containing modern-day Uruguay and Argentina) boasted the highest literacy rates in Latin America. In Everyday Reading, William Acree explores the history, events, and culture that gave rise to the region's remarkable progress. With a specific focus on its print culture, in the form of newspapers, political advertisements and documents, schoolbooks, and even stamps and currency, Acree creates a portrait of a literary culture that permeated every aspect of life.

The Governance of Friendship: Law and Gender in the Decameron

The Governance of Friendship: Law and Gender in the Decameron by Michael Sherberg addresses two related and heretofore unexamined problems in the pages of the Decameron: its theory of friendship and the legal theory embedded in it. Sherberg shows how Aristotle’s Ethics, as well as Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica, inform these two discourses, at the intersection of which Boccaccio locates the question of gender relations which is one of the book’s central concerns.

Marginal Subjects: Gender and Deviance in Fin-de-siècle Spain

Late nineteenth-century Spanish fiction is populated by adulteresses, prostitutes, seduced women, and emasculated men - indicating an almost obsessive interest in gender deviance. In Marginal Subjects, Akiko Tsuchiya shows how the figure of the deviant woman—and her counterpart, the feminized man - revealed the ambivalence of literary writers towards new methods of social control in Restoration Spain.

The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini

Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714-74), a woman artist and scientist, surmounted meager origins and limited formal education to become one of the most acclaimed anatomical sculptors of the Enlightenment. The Lady Anatomist tells the story of her arresting life and times, in light of the intertwined histories of science, gender, and art that complicated her rise to fame in the eighteenth century.

Cyborgs in Latin America

Cyborgs in Latin America explores the ways cultural expression in Latin America has grappled with the changing relationships between technology and human identity.

Espectros y espejismos: Haití en el imaginario cubano

Espectros y espejismos

Haití en el imaginario cubano

Elzbieta Sklodowska.

Este libro responde a un impulso de abordar los desencuentros cubano-haitianos desde una perspectiva predominantemente crítico-literaria, un tema aún no muy estudiado en el área de los estudios literarios y culturales. En términos metodológicos, Espectros y espejismos no se apoya, en modo alguno, en una sola aproximación. Mientras la autora va apelando a algunos conceptos específicos (lo abyecto de Julia Kristeva, la semiótica del miedo de Iuri Lotman, la heterología de Michel de Certeau, los lugares de memoria de Pierre Nora), siempre busca una alianza productiva entre la teoría y los textos primarios y trata de evitar el peligro de aprisionar la literatura en el lecho de Procusto de la rigidez teórica

Naciones intelectuales: Las fundaciones de la modernidad literaria mexicana (1917-1959)

Naciones Intelectuales explores the processes and works that laid the foundations of a new literary modernity in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. It focuses on the period from the signing of the Constitution in 1917, to the death of Alfonso Reyes in 1959, and analyzes the four elements of Mexican cultural practices: the notion of literature, the figure of the intellectual, the creation of academic institutions, and the definition of national identity that emerged through the various debates held by leading figures of the period. The book analyzes different key moments, controversies, and cultural interventions, which ultimately led the diverse aesthetic spectrum created by the revolution into becoming a highly institutional system of literature.

Qui suis-je? Proust

Devenu un mythe universellement reconnu. Marcel Proust est le plus grand romancier du XXe siècle. S'appuyant sur les connaissances apportées par la psychologie moderne, son monumental roman est le premier qui, au lieu de présenter l'histoire de personnages dans une société donnée, raconte l'aventure d'une conscience. A la recherche du temps perdu est aussi la somptueuse reconstitution d'une époque, un chef-d' oeuvre d'humour, une brillante étude philosophique et une réflexion magistrale sur le temps et sur l'art, le tout admirablement fusionné grâce à une vision et à un style superbes et uniques.

Tables of Knowledge: Descartes in Vermeer's Studio

Descartes believed that his analytic model applied to all fields of research and that all branches of science lead to truth. His many analogies with literature and art notwithstanding, Descartes offers an entry into knowledge that fails nevertheless to take into account how in the seventeenth century Dutch painters such as Vermeer similarly order a view of the world by concentrating on the properties of individual objects. Descartes's celebrated scientific method offers a protocol for conducting experiments; Harriet Stone argues that this method can also serve as a guide for classifying the findings obtained from experiments. Tables of Knowledge shows that Dutch genre paintings and still lifes enact in visual form a process of recording information similar to that of science, with intriguing results