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Jonathan David Bradbury

Lecturer in Hispanic Studies
University of Exeter, United Kingdom

I took my PhD at St John's College, Cambridge, under the supervision of Dr Rodrigo Cacho Casal, working on the Spanish vernacular prose miscellany in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the subject of my Routledge monograph. Since then, I have continued to work on the miscellanies, while developing interests in viceregal Naples, questions of plagiarism in the early-modern period, and the evolution of the short story in Golden Age Spain.

Subjects: Literature

Biography

After Bachelor of Arts and Master of Philosophy degrees, at Pembroke College, Oxford, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, respectively, I took my PhD at St John's College, Cambridge, under the supervision of Dr Rodrigo Cacho Casal. My doctoral thesis examined the Spanish vernacular prose miscellany in Spain and Spanish-America in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with a detailed case-study of the miscellanies of Cristóbal Suárez de Figueroa (1571?-1644?). During my subsequent post-doctoral award at Christ Church, Oxford, I continued to work on the miscellanies, while developing interests in viceregal Naples, questions of re-writing and plagiarism in the early-modern period, and the evolution of the short story in Golden Age Spain. I have been a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Exeter since 2013, where I have started to work on the poetic oeuvre of Manuel de Faria e Sousa (1590-1649).

I am currently part of two international research groups: "Novela corta del siglo XVII", funded by the Spanish government's Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad, and "Polemos. Édition digitale et étude de la polémique autour de Góngora", based at the Observatoire de la vie littéraire in Paris.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    History of the Book; Intellectual History; Transmission of Knowledge; Literature of Golden Age Spain (prose fiction and non-fiction, poetry); viceregal Naples.

Personal Interests

    Football (i.e., soccer)

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - The Miscellany of the Spanish Golden Age - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Modern Language Review

The Unstated Sources of Cristóbal Suárez de Figueroa ...


Published: Jul 01, 2016 by Modern Language Review
Authors: Jonathan David Bradbury

This article examines Cristóbal Suárez de Figueroa's miscellany Varias noticias (1621), investigating the author's unacknowledged—and often substantial—borrowing of materials from four sixteenth-century texts.

Edad de Oro

La narrativa breve en la miscelánea del siglo XVII


Published: Jan 01, 2014 by Edad de Oro
Authors: Jonathan David Bradbury
Subjects: Literature

Along with other forms of creative literature, short prose fiction plays an important role in the Spanish miscellanies of the seventeenth century, distancing these from their counterparts in the sixteenth century. In this article, I examine their presence and function in Eslava’s Noches de invierno (1609), Velázquez’s El filósofo del aldea (1625), and Pérez de Montalbán’s Para todos (1632).