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Paper SP3: Literatures and Cultures of Medieval Iberia, Early Modern Spain and Latin America

 

War and the Hero

Set texts

Gonzalo de Berceo, Vida de Santo Domingo de Silos (Madrid: Castalia, 1981) OR in Brian Dutton, ed., Obras completas, IV (London: Tamesis, 1978).

Libro de Alexandre, ed. Jesús Cañas Murillo (Madrid: Cátedra, 1988) OR Ed. & trans. as Book of Alexander, Richard Rabone & Peter Such (Warminster: Aris & Phillips, 2009) OR ed. Jorge García López (Barcelona: Crítica, 2010).

Poema de Fernán González, ed. Juan Victorio (Madrid: Cátedra, 1981).

Suggested Introductory Secondary Readings

Bowra, CM, Heroic Poetry (London: MacMillan, 1964).

Hazbun, Geraldine, Treacherous Foundations: Betrayal and Collective Identity in Early Spanish Epic, Chronicle, and Drama (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2009), chapter 2.

——, Narratives of the Islamic Conquest from Medieval Spain (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), chapter 3.

Kelly, Douglas, ‘The Scope and Treatment of Composition in Twelfth and Thirteenth-Century Arts of Poetry’, Speculum, 41 (1966), 261-78.

Lappin, Anthony, Gonzalo de Berceo: The Poet and His Verses (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2008)

Michael, Ian, The Treatment of the Classical Material in the ‘Libro de Alexandre’ (Manchester: UP, 1970).

Segal, Robert A., ed. In Quest of the Hero: The Myth of the Birth of the Hero; The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth, and Drama, Part II; The Hero Pattern and the Life of Jesus (Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1990).

Uría, Isabel, Panorama crítico del ‘mester de clerecía’ (Madrid: Castalia, 2000).

Weiss, Julian, The ‘Mester de Clerecía’: Intellectuals and Ideologies in Thirteenth-Century Castile (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2006), 109-42.

 

The Great Romance

Set texts

Ana Caro, Valor, agravio y mujer, ed. Lola Luna (Madrid: Castalia 1993).

Miguel de Cervantes, Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda, ed. Carlos Romero Muñoz (Madrid: Cátedra, 2002).

Garcilaso de la Vega, Obra poética y textos en prosa, ed. Bienvenido Morros (Barcelona: Crítica, 1995).

Agustín Moreto, El lindo don Diego, ed. Frank P. Casa and Berislav Primorac (Madrid: Cátedra, 1987).

Lope de Vega, Rimas humanas y divinas del licenciado Tomé de Burguillos, ed. Macarena Cuiñas Gómez (Madrid: Cátedra, 2008).

Suggested Introductory Secondary Readings

Butler, J., Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (New York-London: Routledge, 1999).

Forster, L. W., The Icy Fire: Five Studies in European Petrarchism (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1969).

Laqueur, T., Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud (Cambridge and London: Harvard UP, 1990).

McKendrick, M., Woman and Society in the Spanish Drama of the Golden Age: A Study of the 'mujer varonil' (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1974).

Parker, A. A. The Philosophy of Love in Spanish Literature, 1480-1680 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1985).

Thacker, J., A Companion to Golden Age Theatre (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2007).

Wilson, D. de Armas, Allegories of Love: Cervantes’s ‘Persiles and Sigismunda’ (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1991).

 

Playing the Devil

Set texts

Pedro Calderón de la Barca, El mágico prodigioso, ed. Bruce W. Wardropper (Madrid: Cátedra, 1987).

Miguel de Cervantes, El licenciado Vidriera and El casamiento engañoso y Coloquio de los perros, in Novelas ejemplares, ed. Jorge García López (Madrid: RAE, 2013).

Tirso de Molina, El condenado por desconfiado, ed. Ciriaco Morón (Madrid: Cátedra, 1992).

Francisco de Quevedo, Sueño del infierno and Alguacil endemoniado, in Los Sueños, ed. Ignacio Arellano (Madrid: Cátedra, 1996).

Luis Vélez de Guevara, El Diablo Cojuelo, ed. Ramón Valdés (Barcelona: Crítica, 1999).

María de Zayas, El jardín engañoso, in Novelas amorosas y ejemplares, ed. Julián Olivares (Madrid: Cátedra, 2000); and La perseguida triunfante in Desengaños amorosos, ed. Alicia Yllera (Madrid: Cátedra, 1983).

Suggested Introductory Secondary Readings

Boyd, S. (ed.), A Companion to Cervantes’s ‘Novelas ejemplares’ (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2005).

Cilveti, A. L., El demonio en el teatro de Calderón (Valencia: Albatros, 1977).

Clamurro, W. H., Beneath the Fiction: The Contrary Worlds of Cervantes’s ‘Novelas ejemplares’ (New York: Peter Lang, 1997).

Fernández Rodríguez, N., El pacto con el diablo en la comedia barroca (Oviedo: Universidad de Oviedo, 2007).

Greer, M. R., María de Zayas Tells Baroque Tales of Love and the Cruelty of Men (University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 2000).

Iffland, J., Quevedo and the Grotesque, 2 vols. (London: Tamesis Books, 1978-1982).

Messadié, Gérald, The History of the Devil; trans. M. Romano (London: Newleaf, 1996).

Muchembled, R., A History of the Devil: From the Middle Ages to the Present (Oxford: Polity, 2003).

Peale, C. G., La anatomía de ‘El diablo Cojuelo’: deslindes del género anatomístico (Chapel Hill: UNCP, 1977).

Sullivan, Henry W. ‘The Cultural and Intellectual Background of Spain in the Counter Reformation’, Tirso de Molina & the Drama of the Counter Reformation (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1976), pp. 13-70.

 

Rewriting the Conquest of Mexico

Set texts

Francisco López de Gómara, Historia de la Conquista de México (Caracas: Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1979) OR Historia general de las Indias: Hispania vitrix, cuya segunda parte corresponde a la Conquista de Méjico, vol. 2 (Barcelona: Editorial Iberia, 1954).

Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España, ed. Alberto Rivas Yanes (Madrid: Castalia, 1999) [note: this edition comprises the selections students will be expected to read; other editions of the Historia are quite a bit longer]

Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxóchitl, ‘Décimatercia relación. De la venida de los españoles y principio de la ley evangélica’ in Obras históricas, vol. 1, ed. Edmundo O’Gorman (Mexico City: UNAM, 1977), 450-517.

Secondary texts

Rolena Adorno, “The Discursive Encounter of Spain and America: The Authority of Eyewitness Testimony and the Writing of History,” The William and Mary Quarterly 49.2 (1992): 210-228.

Sarah H. Beckjord, Territories of History: Humanism, Rhetoric, and the Historical Imagination in the Early Chronicles of Spanish America (University Park: PSU Press, 2007), chapter 4.

Amber Brian, Bradley Benton, and Pablo García Loaeza, eds., The Native Conquistador (University Park: PSU Press, 2015).

Glen Carman, “The Voices of the Conqueror in López de Gómara’s Historia de la conquista de México,” Journal of Hispanic Philology 16.2 (1992): 223-236.

Jongsoo Lee and Galen Brokaw, eds., Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2014), chapters 3, 9, and 10.

Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera, “La historia de las Indias y los límites del consenso: Gómara en la cultura del imperio,” Colonial Latin American Review 10.1 (2001): 69-86. [Available through iDiscover

Peter B. Villella, “The Last Acolhua: Alva Ixtlilxochitl and Elite Native Historiography in Early New Spain,” Colonial Latin American Review 23.1 (2014): 18-36.

Hayden White, “The Historical Text as Literary Artifact,” Clio 3.3 (1974): 277-303. ALSO IN The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, gen. ed. Vincent B. Leitch (New York: Norton, 2001), 1709-1728.

 

Race, Place and Society

 

Secondary reading

Brann, R., ed., Languages of Power in Islamic Spain (Bethesda: CDL, 1997).

Catlos, Brian A., Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain (London: Hurst, 2018).

Collins, R., The Arab Conquest of Spain, 710-797 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1989).

Constable, Olivia Remie, Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain: The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsular, 900-1500, Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life & Thought, 4th ser. (Cambridge: UP, 1994).

*Edwards, John, The Spanish Inquisition (Brimscombe Port: Tempus, 1999.

Elliott, J. H., Europe Divided, 1559-1598, 2nd edn (Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

* Netanyahu, B., The Origin of the Inquisition in Fifteenth-Century Spain, 2nd edn (New York: Random House, 2001.

Roth, Norman, Jews, Visigoths, and Muslims in Medieval Spain: Co-operation and Conflict, Medieval Iberian Peninsula, 10 (Leiden: Brill, 1994).

——, Conversos, Inquisition and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain (Madison: Univ of Wisconsin P, 1995).

Fletcher, RA, Moorish Spain (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1992.

*Glick, T. F. Islamic and Christian Spain in the Early Middle Ages (Princeton: UP, 1979).

Harvey, L.P., Islamic Spain, 1250-1500 (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago P., 1990).

——, Muslims in Spain, 1500-1614 (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago P., 2005).

Ibn Hazm, Tawq 'al-hamamah fi 'al-'ulfah wa-'al-'ullaf (in various translations in the UL as, The Dove’s Neck-Ring, or The Ring of the Dove, or El collar de la paloma)

Kennedy, Hugh, Muslim Spain and Portugal: A Political History (London: Longman, 1996).

Mann, Vivian B., Thomas F. Glick, & Jerrilyn D. Dodds, ed., Convivencia: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Medieval Castile (New York: Baziller & the Jewish Museum, 1992).

Menocal, María Rosa, The Arabic Role in Medieval Literary History:  A Forgotten Heritage (Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1987).

Reilly, B. F. The Contest of Christian and Muslim Spain, 1031-1157 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992).