1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies

    714 Pages
    by Routledge

    714 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies takes an important place in the scholarly landscape by bringing together a compelling collection of essays that reflect the evolving ways in which researchers think and write about the Iberian Peninsula.

    Features include:

    • A comprehensive approach to the different languages and cultural traditions of the Iberian Peninsula;
    • Five chronological sections spanning the period from the Middle Ages to the 21st century;
    • A state-of-the-art account of the field, reaffirming Iberian Studies as a dynamic and evolving discipline with promising areas for future research;
    • An array of topics of an interdisciplinary nature (history and politics, language and literature, cultural studies and visual arts), focusing on the cultural distinctiveness of Iberian traditions;
    • New perspectives and avenues of inquiry that aim to promote a comparative mode within Iberian Studies and Hispanism.

    The fifty authoritative, original essays will provide readers with a diverse cross-section of texts that will enrich their knowledge of Iberian Studies from an international perspective.

    PART I - Medieval Iberia (8th-15th Centuries)

    History, Politics and Cultural Studies

    1 Festive Traditions in Castile and Aragon in the Late Middle Ages: Ceremonies and Symbols of Power

    Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles

    2 Faith and Footpaths: Pilgrimage in Medieval Iberia

    George D. Greenia, College of William & Mary

    3 Before the Reconquista: Frontier Relations in Medieval Iberia, 718–1031

    Jonathan Jarrett, University of Leeds

    4 The Faiths of Abraham in Medieval Iberia

    John Edwards, University of Oxford

    5 Medieval Iberian Cultures in Contact: Iberian Cultural Production as Translation and Adaptation

    Michelle M. Hamilton, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Literature and Visual Culture

    6 Court and Convent: Senses and Spirituality in Hispanic Medieval Women’s Writing

    Lesley K. Twomey, Northumbria University

    7 An Interstitial History of Medieval Iberian Poetry

    David A. Wacks, University of Oregon

    8 Revisiting the History of Medieval Translation in the Iberian Peninsula

    Julio-César Santoyo, Universidad de León

    9 Subjectivity and Hermeneutics in Medieval Iberia: The Example of the Libro de buen amor

    Robert Folger, Universität Heidelberg

    10 Patrons, Artists and Audiences in the Making of Visual Culture in Medieval Iberia (11th-13th Centuries)

    Manuel Castiñeiras, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    PART II - The Iberian Peninsula in the Golden Age (16th and 17th Centuries)

    History, Politics and Cultural Studies

    11 The Early Modern Iberian Empires: Emulation, Alliance, Competition

    Alexander Ponsen and Antonio Feros, University of Pennsylvania

    12 The Iberian Inquisitions in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Between Coercion and Accommodation

    Helen Rawlings, University of Leicester

    13 The Way Behind and the Way Ahead: Cartography and the State of Spain in Cabeza de Vaca’s Relación

    Kathryn M. Mayers, Wake Forest University

    14 Purity and Impurity of Blood in Early Modern Iberia

    Rachel L. Burk, Notre Dame of Maryland University

    15 The Expulsion of the Moriscos: Seven Monumental Paintings from the Kingdom of Valencia

    E. Michael Gerli, University of Virginia

    Literature and Visual Culture

    16 The Influence of Tirant lo Blanch on Golden Age Authors

    Rosa Navarro Durán, Universitat de Barcelona

    17 Women from the Periphery in Don Quixote: Ekphrasis versus Counter-Narrative

    Frederick A. De Armas, University of Chicago

    18 "Para tiempos de veras / se ejercitan en las burlas:" Some Uses of Rehearsal on the Golden Age Stage

    Jonathan Thacker, University of Oxford

    19 Iberian Myths and American History in Balbuena’s El Bernardo

    Rodrigo Cacho Casal, University of Cambridge

    20 Fallen Idols? Vice and Virtue in the Iconography of Icarus and Phaethon

    Richard Rabone, University of Warwick

    PART III - The Iberian Peninsula in the 18th and 19th Centuries

    History, Politics and Cultural Studies

    21 Hispano-Irish Women Writers of Spain’s Late Enlightenment Period

    Elizabeth Franklin Lewis, University Mary Washington

    22 The End of Empire and the Birth of the Modern Nation, 1808-1868

    Jesús Cruz, University of Delaware

    23 Carlists against Liberalism: Counter-Revolution in the Iberian Peninsula during the Nineteenth Century

    Jordi Canal, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

    24 From Patriotism to Liberalism: Political Concepts in Revolution

    Javier Fernández Sebastián, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    25 The Modern City, 1850-1900: Urban Planning and Urban Culture in Barcelona, Madrid and Bilbao

    Benjamin Fraser, University of Arizona

    Literature and Visual Culture

    26 Building Nations through Words: Iberian Identities in 19th-Century Literary Historiography

    Santiago Pérez Isasi, Universidade de Lisboa

    27 The Poetized Peopling of Nineteenth-Century Spain/s

    Ronald Puppo, Universitat de Vic

    28 Death and the Crisis of Representation in Narcís Oller’s La febre d’or and Pérez Galdós’s La de Bringas

    Elisa Martí-López, Northwestern University

    29 Performing the Peninsula: Costumbrismo and the Theatre of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

    Alberto Romero Ferrer, Universidad de Cádiz

    30 Painting in the Spanish Enlightenment: Artists at Court and in the Academy

    Andrew Schulz, Pennsylvania State University

    PART IV - The Iberian Peninsula during the 20th Century

    History, Politics and Cultural Studies

    31 The Idea of Empire in Portuguese and Spanish Life, 1890-1975

    Filipe Ribeiro De Meneses, Maynooth University

    32 The Fate of Spain’s "Nationalisms" during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

    George Esenwein, University of Florida

    33 Beyond the Nation: Spanish Civil War Exile and the Problem of Iberian Cultural History

    Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College

    34 Translation and Censorship under Franco and Salazar: Irish Theatre on Iberian Stages

    Raquel Merino-Álvarez, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    35 Unsettling the Iberian Transitions to Democracy of the 1970s

    Pamela Radcliff, University of California, San Diego

    Literature and Visual Culture

    36 Buñuel, Lorca, and Dalí: A New Tradition

    Agustín Sánchez Vidal, Universidad de Zaragoza

    37 Reclaiming the Goods: Rendering Spanish-Language Writing into Catalan and Galician

    María Liñeira, Maynooth University

    38 Postwar Spanish Fiction and the Pursuit of Spanish Reality

    David K. Herzberger, University of California, Riverside

    39 Celluloid Consensus: A Comparative Approach to Film in Portugal during World War II

    Isabel Capeloa Gil, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

    40 (Inter)national Spectres: Cinema in Mid-Twentieth-Century Iberia

    Brad Epps, University of Cambridge

    PART V - Iberian Studies in the 21st Century

    History, Politics and Cultural Studies

    41 Pro-Sovereignty Politics in Catalonia and the Basque Country: Are the Two Cases Comparable?

    Richard Gillespie

    42 Going Global: The International Journey of Basque Culture and Literature

    Mari Jose Olaziregi, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    43 Democracy, Indignados, and the Republican Tradition in Spain

    José Luis Martí, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    44 Mediatizing a Past of Conflict. The Spanish Civil War through TV Documentaries in the Twenty-First Century

    Enric Castelló, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

    45 A Transmodern Approach to Afro-Iberian Literature

    Cristián H. Ricci, University of California, Merced

    Literature and Visual Culture

    46 Fermented Memory: The Intemperance of History in the Narrative of Ramón Saizarbitoria

    Joan Ramon Resina, Stanford University

    47 Of Treasure Maps and Dictionaries: Searching for Home in Carlota Fainberg, Bilbao-New York-Bilbao and L’últim patriarca

    Laura Lonsdale, University of Oxford

    48 Rewriting the Iberian Female Detective: Deciphering Truth, Memory, and Identity in the Twenty-First-Century Novel

    Antonia Delgado-Poust, University Mary Washington

    49 Reflexivity in Iberian Documentary Film

    Samuel Amago, University of Virginia

    50 Human Memory and the Act of Remembering in Contemporary Iberian Graphic Novels

    Javier Muñoz-Basols, University of Oxford and Micaela Muñoz-Calvo, Universidad de Zaragoza


    Javier Muñoz-Basols is Senior Instructor in Spanish and Co-ordinator of the Spanish language programme at the University of Oxford.

    Laura Lonsdale
    is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Oxford and Fellow of The Queen’s College.

    Manuel Delgado
    is Professor of Spanish at Bucknell University.



    "A remarkable collection of in-depth essays on a vast array of topics relating to Iberian cultures across the ages. Rather than focusing on Spain as an isolated unit, this book encourages readers to view Iberia as a whole—a multifaceted, multicultural entity in which diverse languages, traditions, and histories come into play. Interdisciplinary in concept, it includes essays on politics and art, literature and geography, economics and religion, history and visual culture by acclaimed experts from both sides of the Atlantic. The articles on Irish cultural influences in Spanish are particularly refreshing. The articles on women during different periods of Iberian history help to provide a comprehensive view of Iberian society. Also extremely innovative are the sections on twentieth and twenty-first-century Iberia, which offer not only a new look at the rise of fascism and the civil war, but also groundbreaking work on Spanish film, television and popular literature, including comics. This is a book that all Hispanicists will want to have on their bookshelves." -Professor Barbara Mujica, Georgetown University, USA

    "A timely and engaging exploration of the new mapping of the field. In less than a decade, the debate about the need to shelve monologic and monolithic versions of Hispanism and replace them with a more plural relational approach has taken centre stage. There is growing consensus that the cultural, historical and political complexity of the territory cannot be addressed within traditional disciplinary borders with the old methodological tools. This book is a response to demands to put the reconfiguration of the field into practice. Many of the leading scholars in Iberian Studies have contributed to this monumental collection that demonstrates the justification and rewards of a comparative perspective. It derives some fruitful lessons from the application of the premises of Comparative Literature to the internal differences