Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

Articles from Vol. 90, No. 3, 2013

A Companion to Catalan Culture
Dominic Keown (ed.), A Companion to Catalan Culture. Woodbridge, UK: Tamesis. 2011. x + 268 pp. ISBN 978-1-85566-227-8.At the time of writing this review (September 2012), the memory of how the Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona on 11 September...
A History of the Poem and Its Reception
Nancy Merino, Jorge Manrique's Coplas por la muerte de su padre. A History of the Poem and its Reception. Woodbridge, UK: Tamesis. 2011. 211 pp. ISBN 978 1 85566 231 5.I was recently asked by a colleague to name one or two poems in Spanish that any person...
Authority and Excess in Cielo Negro (1951): Challenges of Religious Melodrama in the Spain of the 1950s
AbstractSignificantly popular when first screened in 1951, the Spanish melodrama Cielo negro tended to be underestimated by film critics and historians, who condemned the 'Baroque' emotional excess of a cinematic form traditionally disparaged as 'reactionary'...
Cantar De Mio Cid
Alberto Montaner Frutos (ed.), Cantar de Mio Cid. Madrid: Real Academia E spañola. 2011. 320 pp. ISBN 9-78-84-15472-06-3.On picking up the Real Academia Española's new edition of the Cantar de Mio Cid, the first of its Biblioteca Clásica series, one...
Edge of Crisis: War and Trade in the Spanish Atlantic, 1789-1808
BARBARA H. STEIN AND STANLEY J. STEIN, Edge of Crisis: War and Trade in the Spanish Atlantic, 1789-1808. Baltimore, PA: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2009. xii + 623 pp. ISBN 978-0-8018-9046-8.In Edge of Crisis, Barbara and Stanley Stein exhaustively...
Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and Its Empire, 1759-1808
Gabriel B. Paquette, Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and its Empire, 1759-1808. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 2008. 243 pp. ISBN 978-1-4039-8765-1.This volume is a valuable and welcome addition to the scholarly literature on the Bourbon...
From Silver Screen to Spanish Stage: The Humorists of the Madrid 'Vanguardia' and Hollywood Film
Stuart Green, From Silver Screen to Spanish Stage: The Humorists of the Madrid 'Vanguardia' and Hollywood Film. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. 2011. 216 pp. ISBN 978-0-7083-2343-4.Stuart Green has written a highly readable account of a lively period...
The Invention of the Sequel: Expanding Prose Fiction in Early Modern Spain
William H. Hinrichs, The Invention of the Sequel: Expanding Prose Fiction in Early Modern Spain. Woodbridge, UK: Tamesis. 2011. 244 pp. ISBN 978 1 85566 232 2.In his analysis - his critical narrative - of early modern Spanish texts, William H. Hinrichs...
The Novels of Carmen Conde: Toward an Expression of Feminine Subjectivity
LISA NALBONE, The Novels of Carmen Conde: Toward an Expression of Feminine Subjectivity. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta. 2012. 263 pp. ISBN 978-1-58871-212-7.Carmen Conde wrote poetry, novels, short stories, theatre, and critical essays. Her poetic production...
'These Ladies Out-Radical the Radicals': María De Maeztu, Victoria Kent and Victoria Ocampo
AbstractThe article begins by analysing an excerpt from a letter, dated Madrid, 20 October 1921, from North American Hispanist Caroline Bourland to the President of Smith College, Massachusetts. The paragraph in question describes a private dinner at...
White Gypsies: Race and Stardom in Spanish Musicals
Eva Woods Peir ó, White Gypsies: Race and Stardom in Spanish Musicals. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2012. 337 pp. ISBN 978 0 8166 4585.The question of racism and racial identities in Spanish cinema has come to the forefront of recent debates...
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