Iberian Modalities

A Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Peninsula

Edited by Joan Ramon Resina

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ISBN: 9781846318337

Publication: February 1, 2013

Series: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 8

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Of late the term Iberian Studies has been gaining academic currency, but its semantic scope still fluctuates. For some it is a convenient way of combining the official cultures of two states, Portugal and Spain; yet for others the term opens up disciplinary space, altering established routines. A relational approach to Iberian Studies shatters the state’s epistemological frame and complexifies the field through the emergence of lines of inquiry and bodies of knowledge hitherto written off as irrelevant. This timely volume brings together contributions from leading international scholars who demonstrate the cultural and linguistic complexity of the field by reflecting on the institutional challenges to the practice of Iberian Studies. As such, the book will be required reading for all those working in the field.

Joan Ramon Resina is Professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. His previous books include Barcelona’s Vocation of Modernity: Rise and Decline of an Urban Image. Stanford University Press, 2008.

Preface List of Contributors Introduction: Iberian Modalities: The Logic of an Intercultural Field Joan Ramon Resina Part I Institutionalizing Iberian Studies: A Change of Paradigm 1. Dine with the Opposition? !No, gracias! Hispanism versus Iberian Studies in Great Britain and Ireland Dominic Keown 2. “If We Build It, Will They Come?” Iberian Studies as a Field of Dreams Luisa Elena Delgado 3. Implementing Iberian Studies: Some Paradigmatic and Curricular Challenges Mario Santana 54 4. Interliterariness and the Literary Field: Catalan Literature and Literatures in Catalonia Antoni Marti Monterde Part II Theorizing Iberia 5. Iberia Reborn: Portugal through the Lens of Catalan and Galician Nationalism (1850–1950) Xose M. Nunez Seixas 6. Francisco María Tubino: Between Federalism and Iberianism Patrizio Rigobon 7. Translation and Conversion as Interconnected “Modes”: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism in Iberian Cultures Christiane Stallaert Part III Iberian Dialogs 8. Asymmetry and the Political: Paradigms for a Cultural History of the Iberian Twentieth Century Ulrich Winter 9. Sins of the Flesh: Bullfighting as a Model of Power William Viestenz 10. Jews and Jewishness in Carme Riera’s Dins el darrer blau Alfredo J. Sosa-Velasco 11. Mediterranean Exemplarities: The Case of Medieval Iberia David Nirenberg Part IV From Sea to Iberian Sea 12. Immortality, Corruption, and the Sise Seny: Joao de Barros’s Empire of Language Vincent Barletta 13. The Iberian Problem: A Confederative Model for Pessoa’s Heteronyms Humberto Brito 212 14. Lisbon as Destination: Josep Pla’s Iberianism through His Travels to Portugal Joan Ramon Resina Works Cited Index

Iberian Modalities is an engaging work and one that no doubt will raise much curiosity and heated debate.
Bryn Mawr College

A set of important, timely, and well-written considerations about the history and current state of the fields of Hispanic Studies, arguing for an overdue renewal in the direction of Iberian Studies.
Sebastiaan Faber  
Oberlin College

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 x 163 mm

271 Pages

ISBN: 9781846318337

Publication: February 1, 2013

Series: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 8

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