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New Book: Amelang, “Parallel Histories”

James Amelang, Parallel Histories: Muslims and Jews in Inquisitorial Spain (LSU Press, 2013).

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New Book: Domínguez Torres, “Military Ethos & Visual Culture Post-Conquest Mexico”

Mónica Domínguez Torres, Military Ethos and Visual Culture in Post-Conquest Mexico (Ashgate, 2013).

CFP: Gemela, Lisbon, Sept 8-10, 2014

GEMELA 2014
Lisbon, 8-10 September

The deadline for sending a one-page abstract to gemela.lisbon.2014@gmail.com is 1 March 2014.
Please see our webpage http://www.gemela.org for more information.
For membership and registration details, see: http://www.gemela.org/join

CHAMADA DE TRABALHOS

“Traçando Caminhos: viagens, encruzilhadas e direcções”
GEMELA (Grupo de Estudos sobre a Mulher em Espanha e nas Américas, pre-
1800) convida ao envio de resumos para participação no seu Colóquio bi-anual
que terá lugar em Lisboa, na Universidade de Lisboa, nos dias 8, 9, 10 de Setembro
de 2014. O Colóquio centrar-se-á na produção cultural das mulheres na Península
Ibérica e na América Latina Colonial durante a Idade Média e o Período
Moderno (antes de 1800). São especialmente bem vindas as comunicações ou as
sessões que tratem especi!camente o tema do Colóquio “Traçando caminhos”. O
tema pode ser entendido em sentido literal (caminhos em espaços geográ!cos
ou sociais) ou em sentido metafórico (caminhos espirituais, poéticos, didácticos,
literários, cientí!cos, !losó!cos, etc.). São igualmente bem vindas sugestões
para painéis, discussão de trabalhos, e/ou workshops sobre teoria, pedagogia,
e outros tópicos relacionados. Os trabalhos podem ser apresentados em
Espanhol, Inglês ou Português.

As propostas deverão ser enviadas para o endereço gemela.lisbon.2014@gmail.
com. Os estudantes de Pós-graduação devem enviar um resumo acompanhado
do texto completo (7-10 páginas no máximo) juntamente com um e-mail
de apoio de um orientador da sua Faculdade. Todos os participantes com
comunicação deverão pagar a cota de sócio da Associação de 2014 juntamente
com a inscrição no Colóquio. Os textos dos estudantes de pós-graduação serão
imediatamente incluídos no Concurso para o Prémio de Estudante de Pós-
Graduação atribuído bi-anualmente pela Associação GEMELA.

CONFERENCISTAS:

Tobias Brandenberger
Tobias Brandenberger é Professor Catedrático de Filología Románica da
Universidade de Göttingen (Alemanha). Doutorou-se em Filologia Iberoromânica
pela Universidade de Basileia (Suiça) com uma tese sobre a
construção dos papeis de género e do discurso sobre o matrimónio na Idade
Média e no Renascimento (Literatura de matrimonio – Península Ibérica, s. XIVXVI,
1996), As suas áreas de investigação principais são os Estudos de Género
literários,as relações culturais ibéricas e suas imagologias, e os Estudos
inter-artes (literatura e música). Nestas áreas publicou numerosos estudos e
editou, entre outros: Deseos, juegos, camu!aje: los estudios de género y queer y las
literaturas hispánicas de la Edad Media a la Ilustración (com Henriette Partzsch);
Corpo a corpo. Körper, Geschlecht, Sexualität in der Lusophonie (com Henry Thorau);
España y Portugal – Antagonismos literarios e históricos (ss. XVI-XVIII); A construção do
outro: Espanha e Portugal frente a frente (com Elisabeth Hasse e Lydia Schmuck).
Mais recentemente publicou a monografía La muerte de la “cción sentimental.
Transformaciones de un género iberorrománico (2012 ) .

Amélia P. Hutchinson
A Professora Doutora Amélia P. Hutchinson é Sénior Lecturer de Português na
Universidade da Geoórgia (EUA) e Directora do Projecto de Tradução de Fernão
Lopes (patrocinado pelo National Endowment for the Humanities, EUA, e pela
Direcção-Geral do Livro dos Arquivos e das Bibliotecas, Portugal). É membro
de várias associações académicas incluindo a American Portuguese Studies
Association (da qual foi Tesoureira, 1999-2006), a International Arthurian
Society e a Medieval Chronicle Society. Desenvolveu carreiras paralelas em
línguas modernas e Estudos Medievais, tendo publicado vários artigos e
capítulos em volumes sobre Estudos Medievais. É co-autora de Portuguese:
An Essential Grammar (Routledge, 1996, 2003), e de Ponto de Encontro, Portuguese
as a world language (Prentice Hall, 2006, 2012), obra premiada pela American
Organization of Teachers of Portuguese em 2013.

New Book: Sellers-García, “Distance & Documents at Spanish Empire’s Periphery”

Sylvia Sellers-García, Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire’s Periphery (Stanford, 2013).

Book Chapters: Dreams & Visions

Ann Marie Plane and Leslie Tuttle, eds, Dreams, Dreamers and Visions: The Early Modern Atlantic World (Penn, 2013):

Chapter 3. “Competition and Confirmation in the Iberian Prophetic Community: The 1589 Invasion of Portugal in the Dreams of Lucrecia de León” — María V. Jordán.

Chapter 4. “The Peasant Who Went to Hell: Dreams and Visions in Early Modern Spain” — Luís R. Corteguera.

Chapter 5. “Dreams and Prophecies: The Fifth Empire of Father Antonio Vieira and Messianic Visions of the Bragança Dynasty in Seventeenth-Century Portugal and Brazil” — Luís Filipe Silvério Lima (trans. Anna Luisa Geselbracht).

Chapter 7. “Dream-Visions and Divine Truth in Early Modern Hispanic America” — Andrew Redden.

CFP: Reception of Classicism in Iberian World, U of Maryland, May 2, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Muses of the Land: The Reception of Greece and Rome in the Hispanic World.

University of Maryland, College Park ó May 2, 2014.

Deadline for submissions: January 13, 2014.

Scholars are invited to submit abstracts for a one-day conference on how Spain and Latin America have engaged with their Greek and Latin cultural heritage. Despite the fact that this heritage has been central to many aspects of the cultural life of the region, it has received little consideration in the English-speaking world, where the idea that Latin American is a “non-western” civilization still has some currency.  Recent panels at academic conferences in the United States, however, have begun to explore the influence of this heritage in the literature, film, and drama.  This conference seeks to expand the panorama of scholarly perspectives and invites representatives from other academic fields (for instance, history, art, architecture, philosophy, science, LGBT and Women’s Studies) to enter the conversation.

The period of study is from the renaissance to the present time, but papers on the contemporary reception of this heritage will be especially welcome. We plan to select a group of papers that will not only showcase the variety of forms assumed by classical reception in the Spanish-speaking world, but also spotlight challenges facing the study of this topic that might be specific to this particular cultural milieu.  We therefore expect papers to include a critical reflection on the promises and pitfalls involved in investigation the classical tradition within the context of the Hispanic world. We hope to offer scholars in the Washington DC area and beyond who are interested in the topic an occasion to meet each other and hear about their research.

Please email an abstract (in Word or PDF format) of approximately 350 words (excluding bibliography) to Francisco Barrenechea (fbarrene@umd.edu<mailto:fbarrene@umd.edu>). Include your name, institutional affiliation, email address, and a tentative title for your paper. In your abstract, include a clear summary of your argument, with one or two persuasive examples, and an indication of how your paper would contribute to critical reflection on the topic as a whole. Your argument should be accessible to an audience of scholars from various disciplines. If you have any technical requirements for your presentation, let us know what type of equipment you need at the bottom of your abstract.  Papers should be 20 minutes in length and delivered in English. We expect to be able to cover the lodging of those invited to deliver papers.

Bleichmar, “Visible Empire” Wins Leo Gershoy Award

Congratulations to Daniela Bleichmar, whose Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Spanish Enlightenment (Chicago, 2012), has just won the AHA’s Leo Gershoy Award for best book in 17th and 18th century European history!

New Book: Baskes, Risk in Spanish Atlantic Trade

Jeremy Baskes, Staying Afloat: Risk and Uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic World Trade, 1760-1820 (Stanford, 2013).

Reviews in the Journal of World History, March 2013

The Journal of World History 24/1 (2013):

Nathaniel Millett reviews John Tutino, Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajío and Spanish North America (Durham: Duke, 2011).

John T. Grider reviews Fabio López Lázaro, ed., The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez: The True Adventures of a Spanish American with 17th-Century Pirates (University of Texas Press, 2011).

Donald Ramos reviews Mariza De Carvalho Soares, People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro. Trans. Jerry D. Metz (Durham, N.C.: (Duke, 2011).

Jorge Flores reviews Teddy Sim Y.H., Portuguese Enterprise in the East: Survival in the Years 1707–1757 (Brill, 2011).

Jonathan Hagood reviews Lyman L. Johnson, Workshop of Revolution: Plebeian Buenos Aires and the Atlantic World, 1776–1810 (Duke, 2011).

Links to reviews may require subscription to Project Muse.

New Book: Urban Identity and the Atlantic World

Elizabeth Fay and Leonard von Morze, eds, Urban Identity and the Atlantic World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Chapters include:

1. Atlantic Urban Transfers in Early Modernity: Mazagão from Africa to the Americas; Jorge Correia

2. From Colonial Subjectivity to ‘Enlightened’ Selfhood: The Spatial Rhetoric of the Plaza de Armas of Havana, Cuba, 1771-1828; Paul Niell

3. Urban Driftwood: Mobile Catholic Markers and the Extension of the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic Public Sphere; Karin Vélez

9.The Spanish Archive and the Remapping of U.S. History in Washington Irving’s Columbus; Lindsay DiCuirci