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Conference: The Military Revolution in Portugal & Its Empire, May 29-30, 2018, University of Évora


Welcome to the website of the congress “The Military Revolution in Portugal and its Empire (15th-18th centuries)“. The aim of this event, which will take place at the University of Évora (Portugal), during 29th-30th May 2018, is to insert Portugal and its early modern overseas empire into the general debate that has been taking place in the field of military history at a global level during the last decades. More than ever, it is relevant to discuss the application of the military revolution concept to the Portuguese case due to the fact that Portugal has been a poorly studied case in the field when compared to other cases. In the same vein, its primacy in early modern European overseas expansion process makes it an interesting case, given the demands in material and human resources required to support prolonged conflicts against extra-European and European powers outside Europe.

Besides exploring and debating the concept of military revolution itself, this two-day event will allow scholars to attempt comparisons between Portugal and other political units. We also wish to focus on the impact of the military revolution on overseas empires, particularly on how European and extra-European powers reacted to this period of change and what political, social, economical, and cultural consequences emerged from this process.

It is expected that the event shall give occasion to academic discussion of a high level and produce a set of significant contributions to the state of art within the area, combined with a healthy and salutary environment among all participants. The official language of the event will be English. On the behalf of the organizing commission, we urge potential speakers and audience to learn more in the call for papers area or by reaching us using specified contacts.

MRP 2018 PDF Download


Early Modern Panels at ASPHS, Portland, April 5-7, 2018

The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies is holding its conference in Portland, OR, this April 5-7, 2018. Here are the early modern panels:

Thursday, April 5, 2:00

2.Forging Identity: Language, Texts, and Society Elowah Ballroom
DeLys Ostlund, Portland State University Prologues to Chivalric Novels and The Quixote
Xabier Granja, University of Alabama Converging Gender Identities: The Conflictive Early Modern Masculine Persona
Alba Fernández, Western Michigan University Desempolvando la escuela franquista
Chair/Commentator: Carmen Saen de Casas, Lehman College

3. Scientific Cultures I: Early Modern Andalucía Wahkeenah Falls
Margaret Boyle, Bowdoin College Recipes from Cádiz to England: The Granville Collection
John Slater, University of California, Davis Plague, Power and Parody in Early Modern Cádiz: The Case of Duarte Núñez de Acosta
Isabel Jaén Portillo, Portland State University Early Modern Spanish Science and the Complexity of the Mind: Human Development in the Examination of Men’s Wits
Chair/Commentator: Carmen Ripollés, Portland State University

Thursday April 5, 3:45

4. Cognitive Approaches to Early modern Spanish Literature Coos Bay
Julien Jacques Simon, Indiana University East Negative Emotions and the Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea (1502): Anatomy of a Literary Success at the Dawn of the Printing Press
Darryl Dedelow Jr., University of Kentucky Engañosas e Ingeniosas: Mujeres empoderadas en Don Quijote
Elizabeth Cruz Petersen, Florida Atlantic University The Art of Somatic Expression in the Works of Renaissance Rhetoricians: Lope de Vega, López Pinciano, and Gildon
Chair/Commentator: Isabel Jaén Portillo, Portland State University

6. Spain’s Colonial History through a Sociolinguistic Perspective Elowah Falls
Jesse Nichols, Portland State University, Preserving Spanish American Oral History: The Louisiana Isleño Dialect
Lyndsie Compton, Portland State University A Study of the Colonial History of Uruguay through a Linguistic Lens: Tracing History and Modernization through the Linguistic Landscape of Uruguay’s Northern Border Region
Eva Núñez, Portland State University, Spain’s Birth and Colonial History through the Lens of the Spanish Sibilant Merger
Chair/Commentator: Eva Núñez, Portland State University

Thursday, April 5, 5:30

Special Event Gallery Talk Portland Art Museum
Dawson Carr, PhD., Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art on the newly acquired Felipe Diriksen’s Infanta María de Austria (1630)

Friday, April 6, 8:30 am

7. Social Bonds in Spanish Religious Communities Coos Bay
A. Katie Harris, University of California, Davis ‘Laudemus viros gloriosos, & Patriarchas nostros in generationibus suis’: Writing the Medieval History of the Trinitarian Order in the Seventeenth Century
Jane Tar, University of Saint Thomas Early Modern Spanish Women Religious and Confraternities
Rowena Múzquiz, Broward College Feeding the Poor in Medieval Spain: The Sacred and the Secular Converge
Chair/Commentator: John Ott, Portland State University

Friday, April 6, 10:15

10. Reveal/Conceal: Early Modern Clothing and Identities Coos Bay
Rachael Ball, University of Alaska at Anchorage Recreating the Court: Costume and Representational Publicity on the Spanish Stage
Theresa Earenfight, Seattle University Fashion and Nation: Spanishness and Englishness Embodied in a Hooped Skirt
Thomas Abercrombie, New York University Dandyism and the Anxieties of Self-Conscious Modernity: Hábitos, Currutaquería, and Social Climbing in the 1790s
Chair: Jodi Campbell, Texas Christian University
Commentator: David Ringrose, University of California, San Diego

Friday, April 6, 2:00

13. Crossing Religious Boundaries in Early Modern Spain Coos Bay
Carmen Saen de Casas, Lehman College Las tres ccoronaciones del emperador Carlos V o la reescritura de la historia de un judeoconverso español
Sara Nalle, Emerita, William Paterson University Converge and Diverge: The cristãos novos of Portugal
Ashley Ellington, University of Oxford Spanish Correspondence and the Council of Trent
Chair/Commentator: Katrina Olds, University of San Francisco

14. Scientific Cultures II: Natural History Elowah Falls
Paula DeVos, San Diego State University Economic Botany and the Investigation of New World Medicines in the Reign of Philip II
Carmen Ripollés, Portland State University Natural History, Empire, and the Origins of Spanish Still Life
Nicolás Fernández Medina, The Pennsylvania State University Beyond Reason: Jovellanos and the Study of Living Nature
Chair/Commentator: Millie Gimmel, University of Tennessee

Friday, April 6, 3:45

16. Visions of Rural Spain Coos Bay
Foster Chamberlin, San Diego Miramar College A Riffian Stronghold: Empire and Honor in the Aftermath of the Castilblanco Incident
David Henderson, University of California San Diego The Science of Landscape: Eduardo Hernández-Pacheco, Badajoz and Empire
Elizabeth Penry, Fordham University Commoner-Created Towns in Early Modern Spain and the New World
Chair/Commentator: Charles Nicholas Saenz, Adams State University

17. Slavery and Unfreedom in the Empire and at Home Elowah Falls
Erin Rowe, Johns Hopkins University Spiritualizing Slavery in the Early Modern Iberian World
Kristina Soric, Purdue University “A Discrepancy in Word and Deed”: Abolition, National Honor, and Humanitarianism in O Escravo and Uma Familia Inglesa
Sherry Velasco, University of Southern California Morisco/Muslim Soundscapes in Early Modern Algiers
Chair/Commentator: Michelle McKinley, University of Oregon

18. Hard and Soft Power Under the Habsburgs Wahkeenah Falls
Denice Fett, Calvin College Protestant Coalitions and Spanish Intelligence Networks: Philip’s Diplomacy in the Wars of Religion
Michael J. Levin, University of Akron Charles V and Genoa: Choosing Diplomacy over Force
Edward Tenace, Lyon College Agenda of Imperialism: The Mental World of Don Juan del Aguila and Spanish Officers during the Wars of Religion, 1590-1598
Chair: James Boyden, Tulane University
Comment: Rachael Ball, University of Alaska, Anchorage

Saturday, April 7, 8:30 am

20. Religion and Material Culture before 1700 Elowah Falls
Mark C. Emerson, University of California, Berkeley Behind Locked Doors: An Archival-Archaeological Investigation into the Material World of a Seventeenth-Century Popular Mystic in Portugal and Brazil
Rachel Miller, California State University, Sacramento The Making of a New Portuguese Saint in André Reinoso’s St. Francis Xavier Cycle in the Church of São Roque, Lisbon
Mathew Kuefler, San Diego State University The Holy Chalice of Valencia as a Shifting Cultural Artifact
Chair/Commentator: Jesse Locker, Portland State University

21. Boundaries, Knowledge and Power in the Eighteenth Century Wahkeenah Falls
George A. Klaeren, Mansfield College Revising the Skeptical Renaissance: Medical Arts and Contested Knowledge in Spain, 1722-1734
Philip Fox, Wayne State College Revisiting the Myth of Declining Spain: An Alternative Definition of State Success in the Eighteenth-Century
Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota, Emerita Life and Death on Spanish Galleys: A Fresh Look
Eva Maria Mehl, University of North Carolina, Wilmington Expanding and Raveling Political and Ecclesiastical Boundaries: Spanish Augustinian Missionaries in Southern China in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries
Chair/Commentator: David Garrett, Reed College

Saturday, April 7, 10:15

22. Secular and Sacred: Early Modern Spanish Painting Coos Bay
Jennifer Olson, Pierce College A Contextual Interpretation of the Paintings by Pacheco and Vázquez for the Grand Cloister of the Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy in Seville
Vanessa de Cruz Medina, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Women and Portraits in Early Modern Spain
Jesse Locker, Portland State University, Jusepe de Ribera, Juan Do, and the Assimilation of Spanish Artists in Early Modern Naples
Chair/Commentator: Dawson Carr, Portland Art Museum

25. Nationalism and Persecution: Early Modern to Modern Astoria
Eugenia Afinoguenova, Marquette University Looking at Picasso’s Guernica after the Catalan Revolution: The Transgressive ‘Left’ and the End of History
Paul Cahill, Pomona College “Eran los tiempos de Auschwitz”: Knowing and Not Knowing in Spanish Holocaust Poetry of the 1960s
Luis Corteguera, University of Kansas The Rebels of 1640: The Making of a Catalan Myth of Independence
Chair/Commentator: Jesus Cruz, University of Delaware

Saturday, April 7, 2:00

27. Scientific Cultures III: Atlantic and Colonial Cultures Coos Bay
Millie Gimmel, University of Tennessee Conflicting Agendas: Genre and the Early Natural Histories of Mexico
Patricia Martins Marcos, University of California, San Diego Framing the Soil, Harvesting New Natures: Science and Empire in the Portuguese Atlantic
Randall Meissen, University of Southern California Ecclesiastical Habitats: Fray Francisco Ximenez’s La Historia Natural del Reino de Guatemala
Chair/Commentator: John Slater, University of California, Davis

Saturday, April 7, 6:30 Banquet & 7:30 Keynote Address

“Voyagers” Daniela Bleichmar, University of Southern California Wahkeenha Falls-Elowah Falls

Workshop: The Spanish Transpacific, at Princeton, April 6, 2018

Princeton University will be hosting a workshop entitled, “The Spanish Transpacific, 1521-1815” on Friday, April 6, 2018.

The Spanish Transpacific

Fri, Apr 6, 2018, 9:00 am

Organized by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Christina Lee, Spanish and Portuguese

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Program in Latin American Studies


John Blanco, University of California San Diego
Ryan Crewe, University of Colorado Denver
Leo Garofalo, Connecticut College
Carmen Hsu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Regalado José, University of Santo Tomas
Christina Lee, ‘Princeton University
Nicole Legnani, ‘Princeton University
Victorino Manalo, National Archives of the Philippines
Miguel Martínez, University of Chicago
Stuart McManus, University of Chicago
Jorge Mojarro, University of Santo Tomas
Ricardo Padrón, University of Virginia
Vicente Rafael, University of Washington
Ana Rodriguez-Rodriguez, University of Iowa
Kathryn Santner, University of London
Tatiana Seijas, Pennsylvania State University


Location: 144 Louis A. Simpson Building

Spanish History at the RSA, March 22-24, 2018, New Orleans

Here are some panels of interest to us at the Renaissance Society of America Conference in New Orleans, March 22-24, 2018. I am only including full panels devoted to Spanish history and allied fields, not single papers in a thematic panel. So, think of this as a guide to the highlights, not as comprehensive.

Thursday, March 22
9:00-10:30 am

Early Hispanic Patronage
Hilton Riverside, Parish Room

Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, Organizer
Kimberly Borchard, Chair
Amy Williamsen, Respondent

Emil Volek, “Patronage and Sor Juana de la Cruz.”
Barbara A. Simerka, “Privanza in Imperial Rome and Lerma’s Spain.”
Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, “Tiro de Molina and Patronage.”

The Gendering of Theology and Catholic Polemics by Early Modern Spanish Women Writers
Hilton Riverside, Royal Room

Rosalie Hernández, Organizer
Nieves Romero-Díaz, Chair

Deborah R. Forteza, “‘A Priest in Woman’s Clothing’: Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza among Catholic Polemicists.”
Anne J. Cruz, “The Theology of Pain: Women’s Imitation of Christ in Early Modern Spain.”
Rosalie Hernández, “Concepción maravillosa: Women Theologians and the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.”

Thursday, 11:00-12:30


Sacred Geography
Hilton Riverside, Grand Salon Breakout 22

Jessica Weiss, Organizer
Kelley Clark Magill, Chair

Catherine Rachel DiCesare, “In Search of Jades and Quetzal Plumes: The Aztec Feasts of the Lords.”
Jessica Weiss, “Creating an ‘Iberian Holy Land’ in the Wake of the Reconquista”
Payton Philips Quintanilla, “The Cornerstone of Copacabana: Mary and Zion in the Andes”

Mimesis and Fantasy in Early Modern Spanish Art
Hilton Riverside, Jefferson Ballroom

Elizabeth Gansen & Alejandra Giménez-Berger, Organizers
Eli Cohen, Chair

Elizabeth Gansen, “Limits of the Visible in Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo’s Sumario (1526) and Historia general (1535)
Andreas Gehlert, “Imitation and Imagination in Velázquez”

Writing Space in Habsburg Spain
Hilton Riverside, Parish Room

Mary E. Barnard, Organizer
Christopher B. Weimer, Chair

María Cristina Quintero, “Negotiating Feminine Places and Spaces in Early Modern Religious Poetry”
Frederick A. de Armas, “Windows in Don Quixote I: From Place to Space”
Mary E. Bernard, “Góngora’s Polifemo and the Spatial Turn”

The Brothers Valdés and Charles V
Hilton Riverside, Port Room

Susan Byrne and David A Boruchoff, Organizers
Susan Byrne, Chair
Marta Albala Pelegrin, Respondent

Timothy McCallister, “The Disenchanted Church: Miracles in the Theology of Juan de Valdés”
Philippe Rabaté, “Semblanzas del emperador en la obra de Juan de Valdés: actualidad histórica y proyección utópica”

Voices of Dissent in Early Modern Spain
Hilton Riverside, Quarter Deck Room B

Miriam Bodian, Organizer
Felipe Pereda, Chair

Mercedes García-Arenal, “Reading Against the Grain: Christian Books by Forced Converts”
Miriam Bodian, “Iberian Inquisitors in the Face of Changing Sensibilities”
James S Amelang, “Private Voices: The Daily Life of Dissent in Early Modern Spain”

Sculpture in Iberia and Beyond II
The Chicory, The Parlor

Ilenia Colon Mendoza, Organizer
Kelley Helmstutler-Di Dio, Chair

William N. Ambler, “The New Emperor’s Clothes: Philip II, the Imperial Title, and His Distate for the Antique”
Cathy Hall-van den Elsen, “Luisa Roldán’s St. Michael: A Reflection of Religious and Secular Contexts”
Luis Javier Cuesta Hernández, “Sculpture and Altarpieces in Mexico’s Cathedral (1667-1710)”

Thursday, 2:00-3:30

Iberia, Italy, and the Other
Hilton Riverside, Grand Salon Breakout 22

Artemis Preeshl, Chair

Carolyn Salomons, “Shifting Thresholds of Tolerance in Fifteenth-Century Ávila”
Kira von Ostenfeld, “Uncivilized Infidels: The Ottoman Threat in Páez de Castro’s Ad Caesarem Imperatorem Optimum Maximum Carolum Quintum (1555)”
Javier Irigoyen-Garcia, “Globalizing Moorishness and the Iberian Encounters with Asia”
Or Hasson, “Representing Arabic and Its Speakers in Early Modern Spanish Lexicography: The Case of Covarrubias’s Tesoro

Ut pictura poesis: Poetry, Painting, and Patronage in the Spanish Baroque at the Quadricentenary of Murillo
Hilton Riverside, Parish Room

Elizabeth B Davis, Organizer
Elizabeth Rhodes, Chair

Francisco Javier Escobar Borrego, “Tinieblas espirituales y claroscuro del joven Murillo al trasluz de la estela de Góngora”
Mercedes Alcalá Galán, “Art Collections an Ekphrasis in Early Modern Spanish Poetry”
Javier Jiménez Belmonte, “Matching Pearls: Consuming Cleopatra in Golden Age Spain”
Steve Vásquez Dolph, “Fecit ad vivum: Landscape, Community, and the Topographic Gaze in Luis de Góngora’s Soledades

The Normative and Nonnormative in Hispanic Literature
Hilton Riverside, Royal Room

Anna-Lisa Halling, “Normative Marriage Literature in Early Modern Iberia”
Jelena Sánchez, “Fighting Back: Women’s Use of Physical Violence in Early Modern Spanish Cape and Sword Plays”
Glen E Carman, “Odyssean Wanderings in Apuleius’s Metamorphoses and Cervantes’s ‘El coloquio de los perros‘”
Encarnacion Juarez-Almendros, “Disability and Poverty in Early Modern Spain: An Exploration of Discursive Gaps and Representations”

Art in the Hispanic World
Hilton Riverside, Chart Room C

Cristina Muñoz-Delgado, “The III Duke of Alba Images of Power through His Garden of La Abadía”
Adam Jasienski, “Manchas distantes: Style and Orthodoxy in the Early Modern Hispanic World”
Emily Monty, “The Anatomy of Spanish Art: Juan Valverde de Amusco and Emerging Spanish Nationalism”

Pedro de Ribadeneyra and the Counter-Reformation
Hilton Riverside, Quarter Deck Room C

Freddy Dominguez, Organizer
Kathleen M Comerford, Chair

Jonathan Edward Greenwood, “From Byzantium to Spain: Pedro de Ribadeneyra the Metaphrast”
Robert A Maryks & Spencer Weinreich, “St. Augustine of Toledo: Pedro de Ribadeneyra, Augustine of Hippo, and Self-Fashioning as Other”
Freddy Dominguez, “Messianic Failure and Pedro de Ribadeneyra’s Bloody Tears”

Thursday, 4:00-5:30

Roundtable: Ekphrasis, Myth, and Text: Frederick de Armas and Early Modern Hispanism
Hilton Riverside, Grand Ballroom A

Christopher B Weimer & Kerry K Wilks, Organizers
Christopher B Weimer, Chair

Juan Pablo Gil-Osle
Kerry K Wilks
Frederick A. de Armas
Mary E Barnard
Anne J Cruz
Benjamin J Nelson

Between Word and Image: Verbal-Visual Representations of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Royal Women
Hilton Riverside, Parish Room

Noa Yaari, Organizer
Julie D Campbell, Chair

Jorge Sebastián Lozano, “Concocting Beauty: A Dead Empress, a Court Painter, and Some Hagiogrpahers”
Victor Manuel Mínguez, “Iam feliciter omnia: A Political Motto for Elisabeth of Valois”
Immaculada Rodríguez Moya, “Rhetorical Portraits and Visual Constructions of Isabella Clara Eugenia”

Friday, 9:00-10:30 am

Early Modern Sensory and Spatial Thresholds
Hilton Riverside, Magazine Room

Christy Anderson, Organizer
David Karmon, Chair

Jasmine R Cloud, “Transcending Time through Space: The Sacred Underground of the Roman Forum”
Aaron Stamper, “A City of Sound: Granada’s Great Sonic Shift, 1492-1614”
Margaret A Morse, “St. Christopher and the Threshold in the Venetian Domestic Interior”

Loving Violence in Early Modern Hispanic Poetry and Poetics
Hilton Riverside, Parish Room

Nicole D Legnani & Felipe Valencia, Organizers
Leah Middlebrook, Chair

Paul Joseph Lennon, “The Threat of Contentment: Boscán’s ‘Respuesta a Don Diego de Mendoça'”
Nicole D Legnani, “Waging Marriage: Fresia and Caupolicán in Ercill’a Araucana and Oña’s Arauco domado
Felipe Valencia, “To Dress Her With Spoils: Herrera’s Epic Poetics in the Spanish Lyric”

Women and Their Books: Iberian Networks
Hilton, Chart Room B

Emily Francomano, Organizer
Carolyn Nadeau, Chair

Stacey Parker Aronson, “The ‘Curiosa Xacara’ of Magdalena Gil: A Sorceress and Her Books”
Sacramento Roselló-Martínez, “Álvaro de Luna’s Libro de las claras y virtuosas mujeres: Imagined and Historical Female Networks”
Yoel Castillo Botello, “Cancionero Women Readers and  Literary Networks in Spain (16th Century)”
Jeanne Gillespie, “Of Christians, Cultures, and Comets: The Duchess of Aveiro’s Library and Her Correspondence”

The Captive Mediterranean: Boundary  Crossing and Circulation in Early Modernity
The Chicory, Fulton Room

Fernando Loffredo & Daniel Hershenzon, Organizers
Felipe Pereda, Chair

Erin Kathleen Rowe, “Metaphors of Slavery, Captivity, and Salvation in the Early Modern Lives of Black Saints”
Borja Franco, “Images of Moriscos: Conversion and Multiculturality in the Early Modern Iberia”
Daniel Hershenzon, “Redeeming the Redeemer: Captivity and Ransom of Religious Images in the Early Modern Mediterranean”
Catherine Infante, “A Shared World: Christians, Muslims, and Religious Images in the Western Mediterranean”

Friday, 11:00-12:30

Remapping Influence: New Studies of Lyric and the Iberian Empires
Hilton Riverside, Parish Room

Juan Vitulli & Anna More, Organizers
Leah Middlebrook, Chair

Christopher D Johnson, “On Sandoval Zapata’s Lyric Invention of ‘materia prima'”
Anna More, “The Poetic Ontology of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz”
Juan Vitulli, From Swerve of Shore to Bend of Bay: Hernando Domínguez Camargo Meets El Junarejo”
Amelia R Mañas, “Para una revisión de lo visual en la poesía novohispana”

Maternities and Materialities
Hilton Riverside, Chart Room B

Emily Francomano, Organizer & Chair

Emily Colbert Cairns, “Breastfeeding in Public? Representations of Breastfeeding in Early Modern Spain”
Robin Mary Bower, “Lope’s Figures of Isabel: Sovereignty, Maternity, and the Rescue of History”
Heather Bamford, “The Relics of Teresa of Ávila”

Friday, 2:00-3:30

Understanding Islam through Judaism in Renaissance Iberia and Beyond
Hilton Riverside, Canal Room

Yonatan Glazer-Eytan, Organizer
Miriam Bodian, Chair
Mercedes García-Arenal, Respondent

Davide Scotto, “A Universalist Conversion Program: The Overlapping of Judaism and Islam in Hernando de Talavera’s Evangelization Strategy”
Katarzyna K Starczewska, “The Role of Hebrew in Learning Arabic”
Yonatan Glazer-Eytan, “The Jew, the Moriscos: Sacrilege and Minorities in Early Modern Spain”

Visualizing New Spain
Hilton Riverside, Parish Room

Rodrigo Cacho, Chair

Nhora Lucia Serrano, “Arresting Andean Visuality: Guaman Poma’s Mappa Mundi”
Jennifer Saracino, “The Other as Author: Cosmographical Innovation in a Sixteenth-Century Map of Mexico City”
Jenny Marie Forsythe, “Translating Lost Texts: Cultural Translations and Indigenous Objects in La Florida del Inca

Defining Gender in Early Modern Iberia I
Hilton Riverside, Quarter Deck Room B

Marina S Brownlee, Organizer
Felipe Valencia, Chair

Michael S Agnew, “Fluid Boundareis: Gender, Religion, and Nationality in Delicado’s ‘Lozano andaluza'”
Marta Albala Pelegrin, “Prostitution and Eroticism in Sixteenth-Century Spanish Rome”
Sophia Blea Nuñez, “Body Borders: The Role of Gender and Sexuality in the Construction of Race and Nation”

Roundtable: Artisanal Practice and Embodied History in Early Modern Spain: In Honor of James Amelang
The Chicory, The Gallery

Laura R Bass & Jesús Escobar, Organizers
Jesús Escobar, Chair

José Luis Gastañega Ponce de León
Margaret R Greer
Marcy Norton
Tanya J Tiffany
Scott K Taylor
Amanda J Wunder

Friday, 4:00-5:30

Reading and Writing New Spain
Hilton Riverside, Parish Room

Vanessa Alvarez Portugal, Chair

Lisl Schopflin, “Caciques Making Andean History: Cusco’s Indigenous Elites in the Murúa Manuscripts”
Teresa J Clifton, “Anfriso and Serrano: Fictional Personas and Authorship in the Pastoral Fiction of new Spain”
Nicolas Martin Vivalda, “The Emblematic Tradition in Juan de Palafox y Mendoza: Discurvie Pedagogical Devices across the Atlantic”

Defining Gender in Early Modern Iberia II
Hilton Riverside, Quarter Deck Room B

Marina S Brownlee, Organizer
Susan Byrne, Chair

Paul Carranza, “Commemorating Women in Early Modern Spain”
Marina S Brownlee, “Seventeenth-Century Gender Theory and Zayas’ Baroque Response”
Michael Armstrong-Roche, “Sex and Gender in Madrid and London: Tirso’s Actresses and Shirley’s Boy-Actors”

Roundtable: Citizenship and Religion in Early Modern Spain: In Honor of James Amelang
The Chicory, The Gallery

Laura R Bass & Jesús Escobar, Organizers
Elizabeth R Wright, Chair

Laura R Bass
Adam G Beaver
Javier Castro-Ibaseta
Xavier Gil Pujol
A Katie Harris
Adam Jasienski
Andrew Keitt

Saturday, 9:00-10:30 am

Composers, Convents, and Counterpoint in Early Modern Iberia
Hilton Riverside, Steering Room

David Kidger, Chair

Kelly Huff, “Tomás Luis de Victoria: Businessman and Composer”
Ascension Mazuela-Anguita, “Women in Conventual Spaces and the Music Networks of Early Modern Barcelona”
Margarita Restrepo, “The Madrigal in Catalonia: Pere Alberch Vila and Joan Brudieu”

Saturday, 11:00-12:30

How Do Buildings Man in Early Modern Europe (Spain, England, Italy)?
Harrah’s Hotel, Vieux Carré Salon II

Joseph Connors, Organizer
Cammy Brothers, Chair

Felipe Pereda, “Meaning in El Escorial, Solomonism, and the Problem of Scale”
Christy Anderson, “From ‘Natural Structure’ to Artificial in English Buildings”
Joseph Connors, “Meaning in Baroque Rome: Iter and Emblem”

Saturday, 2:00-3:30

Alonso Cano: Painter, Draughtsman, Sculptor, and Architect
Hilton Riverside, Jackson Room

Livia Stoenescu, Organizer & Chair

Zahira Vélez Bomford, “Alonso Cano’s Symmetries”
Benito Navarrete Prieto, “Alonso Cano and the Classical Tradition”
José Riello, “Alonso Cano in Black and White: An Artist and his First Biographers”

Aspectos antiguos y modernos de la emblemática española
Hilton Riverside, Bridge Room

John T Cull & Elizabeth C Black, Organizers
John T Cull, Chair

Antonio Bernat-Vistarini, “Manifestaciones de lo invisible en los libros de emblamas españoles”
Claudia Mesa, “Mateo Alemán y la cultural emblemática de Sevilla a la Nueva España”
Rafael Zafra, “La técnica emblemática y su pervivencia en la propaganda política y la publicidad comercial”

Early Modern Confraternities: Trans-Global Public Practices
Hilton Riverside, Quarter Deck Room C

Samantha Jane Hughes-Johnson, Organizer & Chair

Miguel Alejandro Valerio, “Afro-Confraternities in the Early Modern Iberian Atlantic”
Suzanne Duff, “Artful Alliances: The Antwerp Saint Luke’s Guild During the Reformation”
Joana Balsa de Pinho, “The Portuguese Confraternities of Mercy: Visual Messages in the Public Spaces”

Saturday 4:00-5:30

Representing Heresy: Luther and Lutheranism in Early Modern Spain
Harrah’s Hotel, Fulton Street Salon II

Francesc Esteve Mestre, Organizer
Lu Ann Homza, Chair

Francisco Bautista Perez, “Letters and Chronicles: Sixteenth Century Spanish Historiography on the Diet of Worms”
Jimena Gamba, “Luther in the Mouths of the People: Popular Representations of Lutheranism in Sixteenth-Century Spain”
Francesc Esteve Mestre, “Enemies of the Church and of History: The Lutheran Chronicler in Hispanic Historiographical Theory”

Straddling Seas and Belief: Religious Identity and Networks in the Hispanic World
Harrah’s Hotel, Satchmo Room

James W Nelson Novoa, Organizer

Bruno Pomara Saverino, “Chamelon-like and without Fear: The Mobility of Morisco Merchants between Christian and Muslim Ports”
Daniel Strum, “Commercial Litigation within the Sephardic-Converso Diaspora: Brazil, Portugual, and the Netherlands”
Fabrizio D’Avenia, “Spanish Bishops in Sicily: Converso Origin, Tridentine Reforms, Mercantile Agency (XVI-XVI c.c.)
James W Nelson Novoa, “Being the New Christian nação between Brazil and Tuscany (1580-1630)”


RSA Roundtables in Honor of Jim Amelang, Fri, March 23, 2018

The Renaissance Society of America Conference this spring has graciously allowed a group of people, let by Laura Bass & Jesús Escobar to set up some roundtables in honor of James S. Amelang. I’ll be posting a more thorough account of the Spanish-related panels at the RSA soon; for now I just want to highlight this unique occasion.

“Artisanal Practice & Embodied History in Early Modern Spain: In Honor of James Amelang”
Friday 2:00-3:30, The Chicory, The Gallery

Chair: Jesús Escobar

José Luis Gastañaga Ponce de León
Margaret R. Greer
Marcy Norton
Tanya J. Tiffany
Scott K. Taylor
Amanda J. Wunder

“Citizenship & Religion in Early Modern Spain: In Honor of James Amelang”
Friday 4:00-5:30, The Chicory, The Gallery

Chair: Elizabeth R. Wright

Laura R. Bass
Adam G. Beaver
Javier Castro-Ibaseta
Xavier Gil Pujol
A. Katie Harris
Adam Jasienski
Andrew Keitt


Liang, “Where Is Barbarossa?” at the UCLA CMRS, Nov 1, 2017

‘¿Where is Barbarossa?’: Spanish Sensory Perception in North Africa”

Wednesday, November 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

In the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, Spanish forces swept into North Africa and conquered a series of coastal towns from Morocco to Libya. Historians have seen this as a kind of mirror image of Muslim conquests in the Iberian Peninsula, and the subsequent occupation seemed to take place in the familiar context of Christian-Muslim relations in the western Mediterranean. As such, Spaniards are presumed to almost have a pre-knowledge of a land that was an overnight sail from Andalusian ports; of topography that resembled Iberian landscapes; and of a climate, flora, and fauna that nestle comfortingly within a Braudelian belt of olive trees. How well do these measures indicate Spanish sensory perceptions in North Africa?

In this talk, Yuen-Gen Liang (History, National Taiwan University) takes a close look at the evidence of what Spaniards saw, touched, heard, and felt in their contact with the Maghrib, focusing in particular on experiences of geography. Soldiers, officials, clerics, captives, redeemers, and writers who traveled to North Africa left behind administrative correspondence, maps, travelers accounts, captives’ tales, chronicles, and literature. Literary sources include formulaic and fantastical renderings of Africa. Provisioning ledgers document the imperial and trade networks that connected Spanish, North African, Italian, and Maltese lands. Candid remarks betray sensory responses to the sights, masses, textures, and tastes of the material world as well as expressions of bewilderment, unease, and peril. Overall, these experiences provide a rich description of Spanish engagement with western Mediterranean geography. They also point out that human subjectivities conditioned experiences of physical geography and that human activities directly altered the way that objectively measured spaces were experienced.

Sponsored by the UCLA Department of History. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Advance registration is requested. Please click here to complete the short registration form.

No fee. Limited seating. Self-pay parking in lots 2, 3, and 4. Parking information at

Registration for Yuen-Gen Liang Lecture on November 1, 2017

Symposium: “Jewish-Christian-Muslim Intellectual Exchanges in the Medieval & Early Modern Mediterranean,” UConn, Thurs, Oct 27, 2017

“Jewish-Christian-Muslim Intellectual Exchanges in the Medieval & Early Modern Mediterranean.”

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Student Union, Ballroom, 2110 Hillside Rd, Storrs, CT 06268

Please join us at this inaugural symposium to launch UConn’s Abrahamic Programs in the Middle East/North Africa Region.


8:30 AM  Continental Breakfast

9:15 AM  Welcome & Opening Remarks

Daniel WeinerVice President for Global Affairs and Professor of Geography, University of Connecticut, USA
Zaid Eyadat, Department of Political Science, University of Jordan; Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, USA
Jeffrey Shoulson, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives and Doris & Simon Konover Chair in Judaic Studies, University of Connecticut, USA, University of Connecticut, USA

9:30 AM  Session I – Intercultural Encounters

Mohammed Abattouy, Professor of History & Philosophy of Science, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Ronald Kiener, Professor of Religious Studies, Trinity College, USA
Daniel Lasker, Norbert Blechner Professor of Jewish Values, Ben Gurion University, Israel

10:45 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM Session II – Sciences: Reception & Translation

Nader El-Bizri, Professor of Philosophy, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Brian Long, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Canada
Nicola Carpentieri, Assistant Professor and Chair of Arabic & Islamic Studies, University of Connecticut, USA
Joseph Ziegler, Associate Professor of History and Director of the School of History, University of Haifa, Israel

12:15 PM   Lunch Break

2:00 PM  Session III – Revelations: Polemics & Prophesies

Alexander Fidora, Research Professor at the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Andrea Celli, Assistant Professor of Italian and Mediterranean Studies, University of Connecticut, USA
Mayte Green-Mercado, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University
Ahmed Chahlane, Professor Emeritus, Mohammed V University, Morocco

3:15 PM  Coffee Break

3:30 PM  Session IV – Geographies & Mobilities

Daniel Hershenzon, Assistant Professor of Early Modern Spanish & Mediterranean History, University of Connecticut, USA
Seth Kimmel, Assistant Professor of Medieval & Early Modern Cultural Studies, Columbia University, USA
Benjamin Liu, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, University of California – Riverside, USA
Pier Tommasino, Assistant Professor of Italian, Columbia University, USA

4:45 PM  Concluding Remarks

Jeffrey Shoulson, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives and Doris & Simon Konover Chair in Judaic Studies, University of Connecticut, USA, University of Connecticut, USA
Zaid Eyadat, Department of Political Science, University of Jordan; Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, USA

5:00 PM  Reception

Workshop: Distributive Struggle and the Self in the Early Modern Iberian World; Freie Universität Berlin, Oct 20-21, 2017

Workshop: Distributive Struggle and the Self in the Early Modern Iberian World

Oct 20, 2017 – Oct 21, 2017
20 de octubre de 2017 Poster_workshop

Organisers: Nikolaus Böttcher and Nino Vallen (Freie Universität Berlin).

People tell different stories about themselves and the world to express what they believe are or ought to be their rightful privileges. With global integration and growing inequality fuelling tensions between competing claims of entitlement, it is necessary to understand how these narratives are produced, interact and contribute toward the shaping of social realities. This workshop examines this nexus between distributional struggle, self-fashioning and the making of the world in the context of Iberian globalisation.

Bringing together scholars of the Spanish and Portuguese empires, the workshop explores the following questions. How did the ongoing Spanish and Portuguese expansion in Africa, Asia and the Americas change or contribute to the development of new social categories defining peoples’ claims to rewards, offices and honours? What strategies did actors adopt to present themselves as worthy of certain privileges, and what role did these actors’ mobility or immobility play? How did people’s experiences in or knowledge of the world help them to influence discussions about who merited what share of the community’s benefits?

Presentations and discussions will be held in English and Spanish.

The programme is available here.

Time & Location

Oct 20, 2017 – Oct 21, 2017

Institute for Latin American Studies, room 201

Roundtable at Columbia: After Al-Andalus, Oct 20, 2017

Attend: After Al-Andalus (20 October, NYC)

“After Al-Andalus: New Interdisciplinary Approaches to Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain,” a roundtable discussion with:
Borja Franco (UNED)
Daniel Hershenzon (UConn)
Seth Kimmel (Columbia)
Pamela Patton (Princeton)
Elena Paulino Montero (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence)
Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez (Iowa)
Antonio Urquízar Herrera (UNED)
Amanda Wunder (CUNY)

Facilitated by:
Miguel Ibáñez Aristondo (Columbia)
Rachel Stein (Columbia)

will be held on Friday, 20 October, 3-6pm at
Casa Hispánica 201
612 West 116th St.
New York, NY 10027

Project supported by the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University and a 2016 BBVA Foundation Grant for Researchers and Cultural Creators

Source: Borja Franco

SCSC Milwaukee, 2017

We here at Early Modern Spanish History Notes read through the program so you don’t have to. Here are the panels at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Milwaukee, Oct 26-29, 2017, that are of interest to us (sorry, I can’t track all down the individual papers that might be interesting to us):

Please note especially the events honoring Alison Weber on Friday and Sunday!

Thursday, Oct 26, 1:30-3:00

Room: Lakeshore C 3.
From Synods to Slavery: Catholic Theology in Colonial Latin America
Sponsor: Journal of Early Modern Christianity
Organizer: Rady Roldán-Figueroa
“Obligación de restituir la libertad e indemnizar”: Slavery as Crime in the Work of Francisco José de Jaca, OFM cap., John Parker, Boston University
The “Lost” Diocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico, the Windward Islands, and the Province of Cumaná, Rady Roldán-Figueroa, Boston University.

Room: Milwaukee A 7.
Reading the Sources: In Search of Marginalized Peoples
Organizer: Janis M. Gibbs
Chair: Grace E. Coolidge
Slave Labor, Wage Labor Revisited through Archival Documents at the NYPL: A Methodology for Legal Records on Slaves, Maher Memarzadeh, Independent Scholar
Refugees, Opportunists, or Agents of Empire: Conceptions of Conversos in Early Modern Spain and France, Gayle Brunelle, California State University, Fullerton

Thursday, Oct 26, 3:30-5:00

Room: Gilpatrick C.
Strategies for Networking in Early Modern Europe
Organizer: Janis M. Gibbs
Chair: David Papendorf
From Rome to Gandía: Family Networks and Family Loyalty in the Early Modern Mediterranean World, Alexander Mizumoto-Gitter, University of Kansas
Responsible Fathers or Deadbeat Dads?: Noblemen and Their Illegitimate Children in Early Modern Spain, Grace Coolidge, Grand Valley State University
Melanchthon Weaves a Web, Rebecca Peterson, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Room: Executive A 23.
Oral and Writing Societies: Documenting, Record-keeping, and Information-gathering in Early Modern Spain
Organizer: Elvira Vilches
Chair: Emilie L. Bergmann
Male Virgins: Purity and Danger in Early Modern Military Life Writing, Faith Harden, University of Arizona
The Role of Language in Accusations of Witchcraft in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spain, Eva Mendieta, Indiana University Northwest
Eating One’s Words: The Ends of Textual Consumption in the Spanish Empire, Heather Allen, University of Mississippi.

Room: Executive D 26.
Family, Gender, and Reformation in 16th-Century Europe
Organizer: Rady Roldán-Figueroa
Chair: Jeffrey A. Fisher
An Indecent Proposal: Clandestine Marriage, Deviance, and Family in Reformation Germany, Michael Hammett, Columbia University
Reformist Masculinity and Lady Church in Early Modern England, Lora Walsh, University of Arkansas
Catalina de Erauso: A Seventeenth-Century Cross-Dressing Catholic, Jenni Shelton, John Carroll University

Fri, Oct 27, 8:30-10:00 am

Room: Crystal 37.
Women’s Leadership and Las Casas’s Legacy in the Low Countries of Charles V
Organizer: Anne J. Cruz
Chair: Heather J. Allen; Commentator: Anne J. Cruz
The Rule of Gender in the Low Countries: Charles V’s Reliance on his Female Relatives, Anne Cruz, University of Miami
Charles V’s Shadow Cast Abroad in Word and Image I: The First French Translation of Las Casas’ Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias, Colt Segrest, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Charles V’s Shadow Cast Abroad in Word and Image II: The First European Visual Renderings of Las Casas’ Account of the Spanish Conquests, Rolena Adorno, Yale University

Room: Executive C 42.
Marian Devotion in the New World: Reflections about Frontiers, Poetic Festivals, and the Maternal
Organizer: Elvira Vilches
Chair: Stacey Schlau
Hybrid Maternity: Transatlantic Women’s Health in the 16th-Century Iberian World, Millie Gimmel, University of Tennessee
Mary in Spain and Across the Atlantic: The Transmigration of Devotion, Laura Ammon, Cheryl Claassen, Appalachian State University
Mary’s Mexican Oracle: The Immaculate Conception in the Literature of New Spain, Teresa Clifton, Brown University

Friday, Oct. 27, 10:30-Noon

Room: Executive C 59.
The Production of Space: Architecture, Texts, Dramatic Design, and Classical Allegory
Organizer: Elvira Vilches
Chair: Luis R. Corteguera
The Murals at Casa del Deán: A Humanist Renaissance Studiolo in Sixteenth Century Mexico, Juan Luis Burke, State University of New York
The Architectonics of Reading: Architecture, Interpretation, and Interiority in Alfonso de Valdés’ Diálogo de las cosas acaecidas en Roma, Katherine Brown, Yale University

Room: Regency A 61.
Holiness and Popular Religion, in Honor of Susan C. Karant-Nunn and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Sponsor: Society for Reformation Research
Organizer: Ute Lotz-Heumann
Chair: Raymond A. Mentzer
From Holy Theft to Sacred History: Two Spanish Cities Remember John of the Cross (1542-91), Jodi Bilinkoff, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Distinguishing between Saints and Spirits. Or, How to Tell the Difference between the Virgin Mary and Mary the Ghost?, Kathryn Edwards, University of South Carolina
How to Make a Holy Well: Popular Religious Practices and Official Responses in Early Modern Germany, Ute Lotz-Heumann, University of Arizona

Room: Pere Marquette 64.
The Medieval Heritage, Humanism, and the Understanding of History
Organizer: Janis M. Gibbs
Chair: Richard C. Cole
Vincenzio Borghini and Medieval Studies in the Sixteenth Century, Ann Moyer, University of Pennsylvania
22 Romancing Clio: François Hotman’s Franco-Gallia and the Reinvention of the Late Valois Monarchy, Jason Sager, Wilfrid Laurier University
Humanist History, Truth, and Polemics: The Artes historicae of Philip II’s Official Historians, Kira von Ostenfeld-Suske, Columbia University

Friday, Oct. 27, 1:30-3:00pm

Room: Executive C 76.
Examining Emotions and the Intellect: Music, Myth, and Numbers in the Comedia
Organizer: Elvira Vilches
Chair: Sherry Velasco
Re-Defining Ganymede: Ana Caro’s Interpretation of an Ancient Myth, Felipe Rojas, University of Chicago
Divine Harmonies: Musical Performance in Lucas Fernandez’s El auto de la pasión, Ivy Walters, North Central College
Figures of Arithmetic: Numeracy and Calculation in Tirso’s Celos con celos se curan, Elvira Vilches, Duke University

Friday, Oct. 27, 3:30-5:00pm

Room: Lakeshore C 84.
ROUNDTABLE: A Tribute to Alison Weber on her Retirement
Organizer: Allyson M. Poska
Chair: Allyson M. Poska
Participants: Anne J. Cruz, Jodi E. Bilinkoff, Jennifer E. Barlow, Elizabeth Lehfeldt

Room: Milwaukee B 90.
Art and Politics in Sacred Spaces and Texts
Organizer: James Clifton
Chair: Tracy C. Cosgriff Imaging the Reconquest in Old Castile: The Choir Stalls of Toledo Cathedral, Jessica Weiss, Metropolitan State University, Denver
“Get my Good Side”: Triumphant Images of Defeat in Early Modern Armenia, Erin Pinon, Princeton University
Sacred Space at the Spanish Court: Margarita de la Cruz and Images of the Child Christ in the Descalzas Reales, Tanya Tiffany, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Room: Executive B 92.
Early Modern Women, Religion, Theology, and Spirituality I: Women’s Spirituality and Religious Patronage
Sponsor: Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
Organizer: Anne Larsen 30
Chair: Julie D. Campbell, Commentator: Julie D. Campbell
Liberation and Exterior Legibility in Teresa of Ávila’s Las moradas (1588), Molly Elizabeth Borowitz, University of California, Berkeley
“If the devil did this to deceive me”: Teresa of Ávila and the Problem of Deception, Ana Maria Carvajal, Purdue University
“Under the Shield of Your Sacred Virtues”: Katherine Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon as Puritan Patroness, Catherine Medici, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Saturday Oct 28, 10:30-Noon

Room: Executive B 126.
Physicality, Senses, and the Body in Early Modern Europe
Organizer: Scott K. Taylor
Chair: Joel F. Harrington Commentator: Joel F. Harrington
Embodied Exemplars: Whole-Body Catacomb Saints as Models for Christian Behavior in Baroque Bavaria, Noria Litaker, University of Pennsylvania
In Wilderness and Darkness: Sacred Space and Embodiment in Anabaptist Piety, Erin Lambert, University of Virginia
Coffee and the Body in Western Europe, Scott K Taylor, University of Kentucky

Saturday Oct 28 1:30-3:00pm

Room: Regency A 147.
Performing Loyalty in the Early Modern World I: The Spanish World
Organizer: Jennifer Mara DeSilva
Chair: Jennifer Mara DeSilva
Ambassadorial Agency and Performing Loyalty to the Spanish Prince in Rome, Rachael Ball, University of Alaska Anchorage
Communities of Color Vie to Perform Their Loyalty to the Crown in Rodrigo de Carvajal y Robles’ Fiestas de Lima (1632), Mark Evan Davis, Christopher Newport University
Constructing Portuguese Loyalties in Colonial Spanish America, 1560-1620, Brian Hamm, University of Central Florida

Saturday Oct 28 3:30-5:00

Room: Executive B 161.
The Classical Age and the Colonial Worlds: Ancient Texts, Classical Myths, and New Peoples
Organizer: Elvira Vilches
Chair: Rolena Adorno
Peter Martyr of Anghiera and the Advent of a New World: Continuity and Discontinuity with the Past, Elena Daniele, Tulane University
The Design of Part Three of La Araucana: Ercilla’s Retelling of the Dido Story, Bryce Maxey, Yale University
Peaceful People or Plague? Bartolomé de Las Casas’ Late Regret for his Early Support of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Ruben Sánchez-Godoy, Southern Methodist University

Sunday Oct 29, 8:30-10:00am

Room: Lakeshore C 171.
ROUNDTABLE: Feminism in the New Millennium
Sponsor: Sixteenth Century Journal
Organizer: Whitney Leeson; Chair: Kathryn Brammall
Participants: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Allyson M. Poska, Karen L. Nelson, and Bronagh McShane

Room: Executive A 176.
The Material World of Teresa of Ávila: Gender, the Holy Female Body, and Encounters with Royalty. Studies in Honor of Alison Weber
Organizer: Jennifer E. Barlow
Chair: Jodi E. Bilinkoff
Gendered Gestures in Lope de Vega’s Santa Teresa de Jesús, Sherry Velasco, University of Southern California
Teresa of Avila, Friendship, and the Holy Female Body, Jennifer Barlow, Longwood University
Royal Encounters with Teresa of Ávila, Luis Corteguera, University of Kansas

Sunday Oct 29, 10:30-Noon

Room: Executive A 188. Grace, Piety, and Prayer: Studies in Honor of Alison Weber
Organizer: Jennifer E. Barlow
Chair: Faith Harden; Commentator: Anne Jacobson Schutte
Toward a Cervantine Conception of Grace, Timothy McCallister, Auburn University
Pilgrimage, Piety, and Travel: Alternative Paths to the Convent, Sarah Owens, College of Charleston
Forgotten Best-Sellers of the Reformation: Luis de Granada in Translation, Daniel Wasserman-Soler and Daniel Cheely, University of Pennsylvania