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NYT on Goya at the Met

The New York Times, April 25, 2014: Karen Rosenberg, “That Little Lost Boy in Red, Back with His Family: Metropolitan Show Reunites Goya Portraits of the Altamiras.”


New Book: Fernández-Armesto, Our America (& Kamen Review of It in TLS)

Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States (Norton, 2014).

This seems like an important book, but I hadn’t heard of it until I came across this week’s review of it by Henry Kamen in the Times Literary Supplement

Series at Ashgate: New Hispanisms – Accepting Proposals

The Ashgate series, “New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies,” is accepting proposals:

New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

Series editor: Anne J. Cruz, University of Miami, USA

New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary StudiesCover images from selected titles in this series

Books in New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

  • New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies presents innovative studies that seek to understand how the cultural production of the Hispanic world is generated, disseminated, and consumed. Ranging from the Spanish Middle Ages to modern Spain and Latin America, this series offers a forum for various critical and disciplinary approaches to cultural texts, including literature and other artifacts of Hispanic culture. Queries and proposals for single author volumes and collections of original essays are welcome.
  • For more information on how to submit a book proposal to the series, please contact Erika Gaffney, at
  • About the series editor: Anne J. Cruz is Professor of Spanish and Cooper Fellow at the University of Miami, USA.

Disney on Paquette in the AHR, April 2014

American Historical Review 119/2 (2014):

Anthony Disney reviews Gabriel Paquette, Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions: The Luso-Brazilian World, c. 1770-1850 (Cambridge, 2013).

Subscription may be required to view the review.

Ashgate Series: Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

Ashgate is encouraging submissions to a series:

Transculturalisms, 1400–1700

Series editor: Mihoko Suzuki, University of Miami, USA; Ann Rosalind Jones, Smith College, USA; Jyotsna Singh, Michigan State University, USA

Transculturalisms, 1400–1700Cover images from selected titles in this series

Books in Transculturalisms, 1400–1700

  • This series presents studies of the early modern contacts and exchanges among the states, polities and entrepreneurial organizations of Europe; Asia, including the Levant and East India/Indies; Africa; and the Americas. Books investigate travelers, merchants and cultural inventors, including explorers, mapmakers, artists and writers, as they operated in political, mercantile, sexual and linguistic economies. We encourage authors to reflect on their own methodologies in relation to issues and theories relevant to the study of transculturism/translation and transnationalism. We are particularly interested in work on and from the perspective of the Asians, Africans, and Americans involved in these interactions, and on such topics as:

    • Material exchanges, including textiles, paper and printing, and technologies of knowledge
    • Movements of bodies: embassies, voyagers, piracy, enslavement
    • Travel writing: its purposes, practices, forms and effects on writing in other genres
    • Belief systems: religions, philosophies, sciences
    • Translations: verbal, artistic, philosophical
    • Forms of transnational violence and its representations.

  • For more information on how to submit a book proposal to the series, please contact Erika Gaffney, at

New Book: Cruz, “Life & Writings of Luisa Carvajal y Mendoza”

Anne J. Cruz, ed. and trans., The Life and Writings of Luisa Carvajal y Mendoza (University of Toronto, 2014).

Geneaology and the Inquisition in the NYT, April 6 ’14

Doreen Carvajal, “In Spain, a Family Reunion, Centuries Later,” The New York Times, April 6, 2014.

Thanks to Sam Garcia for the tip.