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Exhibition, Review, & Catalogue: Bartolomé Bermejo

Exhibition: “Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance,” The National Gallery, 12 June-29 Septbmer 2019.

Review: Isabelle Kent in Apollo June 25, 2019.

Exhibition catalog: Letizia Treves; with contributions by Paul Ackroyd, Rachel Billinge, Lorne Campbell, Tobias Capwell, Gabriele Finaldi, Akemi Luisa Herráez Vossbrink, Gabriiella Macaro, Joan Molina Figueras, David Peggie, and Marika Spring, Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance (Yale, 2019).


New Edited Collection: “Image of Elizabeth I in EM Spain”

The Image of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Spain, Eduardo Olid Guerrero and Esther Fernández, eds (Nebraska, 2019).

Introduction: Semper Eadem, Semper Mutatio
Eduardo Olid Guerrero

Part 1. Anglo-Spanish Relations and the Politics of Elizabethan Queendom

1. From Friendship to Confrontation: Philip II, Elizabeth I, and Spanish-English Relations in the Sixteenth Century
Magdalena de Pazzis Pi Corrales

2. The Political Discourse on Elizabeth I in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spain
Jesús M. Usunáriz

3. Antichrists, Pope Lovers, and Atheists: The Politics of Elizabeth I’s Christian Prayers and Meditations
Valerie Billing

4. Elizabeth I and the Politics of Representation: The Triumph over Spain
Mercedes Alcalá-Galán

Part 2. Visual and Literary Images of the Jezabel del Norte

5. In Search of Elizabeth I: Visual Representations of the Virgin Queen in Early Modern Spanish Sources
Claudia Mesa Higuera

6. Political Rhetoric in Lope de Vega’s Representation of Elizabeth I
Alejandro García-Reidy

7. Elizabeth I and Spanish Poetic Satyr: Political Context, Propaganda, and the Social Dimension of the Armada
Jesús-David Jerez-Gómez

Part 3. The Queen Is Dead! Isabel Tudor in the Spanish Ethos and for a Spanish Audience

8. Cervantes Upending Ribadeneira: Elizabeth I and the Reformation in Early Modern Spain
Alexander Samson

9. Elizabeth Tudor, the Elephant, and the Mirroring Cases of the Earl of Essex and the Duke of Biron
Adrián Izquierdo

10. Unmasking the Queen: Elizabeth I on the Early Modern Spanish Stage
Esther Fernández

New Book: “The Spanish Caribbean & the Atlantic World in the Long 16th Century”

The Spanish Caribbean and the Atlantic World in the Long Sixteenth Century, Ida Altman and David Wheat, eds (Nebraska, 2019).

Ida Altman and David Wheat

Part 1. Indians in the Early Spanish Caribbean
1. The Cemí and the Cross: Hispaniola Indians and the Regular Clergy, 1494–1517
Lauren MacDonald

2. The Revolt of Agüeybaná II: Puerto Rico’s Interisland Connections
Cacey Farnsworth

3. War and Rescate: The Sixteenth-Century Circum-Caribbean Indigenous Slave Trade
Erin Stone

Part 2. Europeans in the Islands
4. Vasco Porcallo de Figueroa: Ambition, Fear, and Politics in Early Cuba
Ida Altman

5. Two Doñas: Aristocratic Women and Power in Colonial Cuba
Shannon Lalor

6. Between Acceptance and Exclusion: Spanish Responses to Portuguese Immigrants in the Sixteenth-Century Spanish Caribbean
Brian Hamm

Part 3. Africans and the Spanish Caribbean
7. The Early Slave Trade to Spanish America: Caribbean Pathways, 1530–1580
Marc Eagle

8. Biafadas in Havana: West African Antecedents for Caribbean Social Interactions
David Wheat

Part 4. Environment and Health
9. Environment and the Politics of Relocation in the Caribbean Port of Veracruz, 1519–1599
J. M. H. Clark

10. Hospitals and Public Health in the Sixteenth-Century Spanish Caribbean
Pablo F. Gómez
Part 5. International Commercial Networks

11. The Hispano-German Caribbean: South German Merchants and the Realities of European Consolidation, 1500–1540
Spencer Tyce

12. The Azorean Connection: Trajectories of Slaving, Piracy, and Trade in the Early Atlantic
Gabriel de Avilez Rocha

New Book: “The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere”

Parts of this will interest early modernists:

The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere: From the Enlightenment to the Indignados, David Jiménez Torres and Leticia Villamediana González, eds (Berghahn, 2019).


Chapter 1. Spain and Habermas’s Public Sphere: A Revisionist View
Sally-Ann Kitts

Chapter 2. Benito Jerónimo Feijoo in the Initial Stages of the Spanish Public Sphere: Some Considerations
Noelia García Díaz

Chapter 3. ‘Of National Politeness’: Civility and National Character in Spanish Travel Accounts to Great Britain
Mónica Bolufer Peruga

New Edited Collection: “Science on Stage in Early Modern Spain”

Science on Stage in Early Modern Spain, Enrique García Santo-Tomás, ed. (Toronto, 2019).

Introduction: Great Theatres of the World

Part One: Technologies of Knowledge

1 From Mesopotamia to Madrid: The Legacy of Ancient and Medieval Science in Early Modern Spain

2 The Technological Environment of the Early Modern Spanish Stage

3 Gridded Fascinations: Early Modern Drama’s Geometric Synthesis

Part Two: Stages of Science

4 Curing the Malady of Lovesickness: Medicine and Physicians in Early Spanish Theatre

5 Poison(ing) and Spanish Comedia

6 The Soul under Siege: Strategy and Neostoicism in Calderón de la Barca’s El sitio de Bredá

Part Three: Performing Numbers

7 Figures of Arithmetic: Numeracy, Calculation, and Accounting in the Comedia

8 Automatons and the Early Modern Drama of Skepticism

9 Daedalean Epistemology: Staging the Labyrinth of Knowledge in Velázquez’s Las Hilanderas and Calderón de la Barca’s Los tres mayores prodigios

Conclusion: Looking Behind the Curtain: Clues of Early Modern Spanish Science

New Book: de la Puente Luna, “Andean Cosmpolitans”

José Carlos de la Punte Luna, Andean Cosmopolitans: Seeking Justice and Reward at the Spanish Royal Court (University of Texas Press, 2018).

New Book: Santo-Tomás, “The Refracted Muse”

Enrique García Santo-Tomás, The Refracted Muse: Literture and Optics in Early Modern Spain, trans. Vincent Barletta (University of Chicago Press, 2017).

New Book: Malcolm, “Royal Favouritism”

Alistair Malcolm, Royal Favouritism and the Governing Elite of the Spanish Monarchy, 1640-1665 (Oxford, 2017).

New Book: Parker, “Emperor”

Geoffrey Parker, Emperor: A New Life of Charles V (Yale, 2019).

New Book: Farriss, “Tongues of Fire”

Nancy Farriss, Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico (Oxford, 2018).