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The Companion to Hispanic Studies

ISBN 9780340762981
Published May 31, 2002 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

What is 'Hispanic Studies'? This companion gives a concise and accessible overview of the discipline as taught today and suggests new directions for future developments. 'Hispanic Studies' is broadly concerned with the languages and cultures of the vast 'Hispanic' world, extending chronologically from Roman Hispania to today, and geographically from Roman Hispania to today, and geographically from California in the North to Patagonia in the South, and from Majorca in the East to the Andes in the West.

This essential book provides all the necessary introductory information on the subject and will be especially useful for students who have already started courses in Spanish / Hispanic Studies, or who are considering doing so in the future.

Written by a team of leading scholars each with established teaching experience this collection of short essays explores topics as diverse as the history of the Spanish language, Islamic Andalusia, race and class in the Spanish Golden Age, Catalan nationalism, the Madrid 'movida', Latin America cinema, tango in Argentina, Evita Per

  • n, 'testimonio' and the cultural significance of the US-Mexican border. The emphasis is on literature and texts, including film and photography. In addition, the book includes time-lines, summary boxes adn suggestions for further reading.

  • Table of Contents

    What is Hispanic Studies?
    Medieval Spanish Studies
    Golden Age Studies: Spain and Spanish America in the 16th and 17th Centuries
    Spain and Spanish America in the 18th and 19th Centuries
    Twentieth-century Spain
    Catalan, Galician, Basque
    Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Andes
    The Southern Cone
    Spanish and Latin American Cinema
    Beyond Hispanic Studies? Interdisciplinary approaches to Spain and Latin America
    Student Comments
    Time Chart.

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    Davies, Catherine


    The book successfully presents the field of Hispanic Studies as complex, dynamic and exciting, with authoritative contributions from an array of distinguished scholars.
    Modern Language Review

    " This book explicitly addresses today's undergraduate of Hispanic Studies in the U.K ....   the editor tells the prospective reader that the aim is "to give you a relatively quick and easy entry into Hispanic Studies as it stands today".....It achieves its goal through a generally succinct and readable discourse". 

    Forum for Mdern Language Studies Vol: 43 No. 3