1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment

    446 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    446 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment is an interdisciplinary volume that brings together an international team of contributors to provide a unique transnational overview of the Hispanic Enlightenment, integrating both Spain and Latin America.

    Challenging the usual conceptions of the Enlightenment in Spain and Latin America as mere stepsisters to Enlightenments in other countries, the Companion explores the existence of a distinctive Hispanic Enlightenment.

    The interdisciplinary approach makes it an invaluable resource for students of Hispanic studies and researchers unfamiliar with the Hispanic Enlightenment, introducing them to the varied aspects of this rich cultural period including the literature, visual art, and social and cultural history.

    "Introduction to Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment." Elizabeth Franklin Lewis, Mónica Bolufer Peruga, Catherine M. Jaffe


    Part 1: A World of Ideas

    1. "The Enlightenment in Spain: New Historiographical Perspectives." Mónica Bolufer Peruga, Universitat de València (Spain).

    2. "Other Empires: Eighteenth-Century Hispanic Worlds and a Global Enlightenment." Karen Stolley, Emory University (USA)

    3. "The Georacial Past in the New World Present: Antonio de Ulloa’s Noticias americanas." Ruth Hill, Vanderbilt University (USA).

    4. "A Line of touch: Liminality and Environment in Eighteenth-Century." Nuria Valverde, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa (México).

    5. "School or Battlefield? Capmany’s Modernity." Jesús Torrecilla, University of California, Los Angeles (USA).

    6. "Contesting the Grounds for Feminism in the Hispanic Eighteenth Century: The Enlightenment and its Legacy." Catherine M. Jaffe, Texas State University (USA).

    7. "Doubting the Lettered City: Simón Rodríguez, Antonio José de Irisarri, and the Literary Skepticism of Rousseau." Ronald Briggs, Barnard College (USA).

    Part 2: Reforming the Public and Private:

    8. "Connecting with the Enlightenment. European Political Economy in Eighteenth-Century Spain." Jesús Astigarraga, Universidad de Zaragoza. (Spain)

    9. Women as Public Intellectuals During the Hispanic Enlightenment: The Case of Josefa Amar y Borbón’s Ensayo histórico-apologético de la literatura española." Elizabeth Franklin Lewis, University of Mary Washington (USA).

    10. "Seduction and the Trials of Romance in Eighteenth-Century Spanish Novels." Ana Rueda, University of Kentucky (USA).

    11. "Negotiating Subjectivities on the Fringes of the Empire: The Port City of Cartagena de Indias as Site of Social and Political Convergence." Mariselle Meléndez, U. Illinois-Champagne Urbana (USA).

    12. "The Urban Cultural Model: Center and Periphery." Joaquín Alvarez Barrientos, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cienfíficas (Spain).

    13. "Enlightened Thought, Courtly Sociability and Visual Culture: Francisco Goya, Painter." Jesusa Vega, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).

    14. " ‘Open the Door So That Misery May Leave’: Artisan Education and The Royal Academy of San Carlos in Late Eighteenth Century Mexico City." Susan Deans Smith, University of Texas, Austin (USA).


    Part 3: Interactions, Exchanges and Circulations:

    15. "The Enlightenment and Its Interpreters: Nobility, Bureaucrats and Publicists." María Victoria López-Cordón Cortezo, Universidad de Madrid-Complutense (Spain).

    16. "Circles of Enlightenment: Goya y sus amigos in the 1790s." Janis Tomlinson, University of Delaware (USA).

    17. "British Impressions of the Spanish Atlantic Monarchy in the Age of Enlightenment." Gabriel Paquette, University of Oregon (USA).

    18. "The Role of Holland House in the Diffusion, Exchange and Transformation of Spanish Enlightened Ideas 1793-1833" two illustrations: Holland House and Holland library." Sally-Ann Kitts, University of Bristol (UK).

    19. "Translation in the Culture of Enlightenment Spain." María Jesus García Garrosa, Universidad de Valladolid (Spain).

    20. ‘Todos los progresos que ha hecho el entendimiento humano’: Knowledge, Networking, and the Encyclopedic Turn in Enlightenment Spain." Clorinda Donato and Manuel Romero, California State University, Long Beach (USA).

    21. "To Combat but Not to Arms: Galant Music in Honor of Charles III from Mexico City." Drew Davies, Northwestern University (USA).

    22. "Poverty, Punishment, and the Enlightenment in the Spanish Empire: Anti-Vagrancy Initiatives in Late Colonial Mexico from a Transoceanic Perspective." Eva M. Mehl, University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA).

    Part Four: Control and Subversion:

    23. "Relentless War": Theater and Censorship in Eighteenth-Century Spain." David T. Gies, University of Virginia (USA).

    24. "Majos in Madrid, presidiarios across Empire: Territory, convict transport, and skits of the Age of Enlightenment." Rebecca Haidt, The Ohio State University (USA).

    25. "Found in Translation: Homoerotica and Unconventional Muslim Masculinities in Gaspar María de Nava Álvarez’s Poesías asiáticas." Mehl Penrose, University of Maryland (USA).

    26. "Inquisition and Enlightenment." Daniel Muñoz Sempere, Kings College, London (UK).

    27. "Positive and Negative presence of a ‘Radical Enlightenment’ in New Spain." Gabriel Torres Puga, Colegio de México (Mexico).

    28. "Enlightenment, Reform and Revolution in the Viceroyalty of Peru." Claudia Rosas Lauro, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru).

    29. "The Constitution of Cádiz and Spanish-American Independence." Ivana Frasquet, Universitat de València (Spain).



    Elizabeth Franklin Lewis is Professor of Spanish at the University of Mary Washington, USA.

    Mónica Bolufer Peruga is Professor of Modern History at the University of Valencia, Spain.

    Catherine M. Jaffe is Professor of Spanish at Texas State University, USA.