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Spain Research Network

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The Spain Research Network is an interdisciplinary network of Texas State University faculty who conduct research or creative activity in or about Spain. Its members hold regular meetings to share information and exchange ideas about opportunities and resources, provide collegial feedback on ongoing research or creative projects, and support scholarly events on campus related to Spain.

For more information or to join, please contact Dr. Beale-Rivaya, Dr. Jaffe, or Dr. Valencia.

Sponsored Events

March 12, 2020

Dr. Anna Casas-Aguilar (UBC, Vancouver British Columbia) will talk on “The Tourist as the Other in Spain (1960-2018).” She will explore the multiple ways in which visual culture in Spain has represented tourists, arguing that they have been portrayed as a fundamental Other in a country whose Franco-era concepts of nation and region were reinforced as well as continue to be reformulated to this day.

Thursday, 12 March 2020
6 p.m.
Centennial Hall GO2
Hosted by Sigma Delta Pi

February 3-4, 2020

International Symposium / Simposio Internacional: Poetry of the Transition / Poesía de la Transición

Monday, February 3, 2020

10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon; 2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.; Flowers Hall 230

María Payeras, Universitat de les Illes Balears
Jorge Perez, University of Texas, Austin.
Ambra Cimardi, Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Silvia Bermúdez, Universidad de California, Santa Barabara
Candelas Gala, Wake Forest University
Sharon Keefe Ugalde, Texas State University

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; Flowers Hall 230

Louis Valencia, Texas State University
Araceli Iravedra, Universidad de Oviedo
Marina Bianchi, José Jurado Morales, Universidad de Cadiz
Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Xelo Candel Vila, Universitat de València
Giuliana Calabrese, Università degli Studi di Bergamo

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Flowers Hall 230

Closing Session: Featuring Poet Luis Muñoz

3:30 pm. Flowers Hall 230
“A Bilingual Poetry Reading” / “Una lectura bilingüe”

Poster for Poetry Seminar; Picture of Man

February 3-4, 2020

CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE POESÍA ESPAÑOLA / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPANISH POETRY
"Poesía de la Transición:  Diversidad y Poéticas" / "Poetry of the Transition: Diversity and Poetics"
Submit abstract to Sharon Keefe Ugalde by October 25, 2019

Poster and Call for Papers for International Conference on Spanish Poetry

November 18, 2019

Symposium
"Experiencia de escritura colectiva: Una historia de la Junta de Damas de la Real Sociedad Económica Matritense (1787-1823)"
Presentation of book project by Catherine Marie Jaffe (MIAS-Texas State University) and Elisa Martín-Valdepeñas (Sociedad Española de Estudios del Siglo XVIII)
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Casa de Velázquez - Sala Widor
C/. Paul Guinard, 3
28040 Madrid
Spain
For more information: contact@madrid-ias.eu

Poster for MIAS Symposium on November 18, 2019

November 11, 2019

Symposium
"Jornada literaria: Miguel Delibes y su obra"
Presenters:
Elisa Delibes de Castro, president, Fundación Miguel Delibes
Fernando Zamácola Feijóo, director, Fundación Miguel Delibes
José Ramón González, Professor of the Universidad de Valladolid, General Director of Cultural Policies, and Commissioner of the Spanish language of the Junta de Castillo y León
5:30 p.m.
Centennial G02
For more information contact Dr. Agustín Cuadrado

Picture of Miguel Delibes

October 19, 2019

Public Lecture
"Lying Tongues: Can we Ever Trust Historical Records?"
Presenter: Dr. Carla Rahn Phillips, retired professor in Comparative Early Modern History
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Centennial Hall Teaching Theater (Room 157)
For more information contact Dr. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya or Dr. David Navarro

July 25, 2019

Lecture: "En sus proprias palabras: Lo que los documentos Arabe-Andalusí revelan de la vida en las tierras fronterizas de Toledo tras su 'reconquista'"
12-1:00 p.m.
Sala Julián Ribera (1C)
Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales del CSIC
Calle Albasanz 26-28, 28037 - Madrid
Spain
For more information contact Dr. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya

June 5-7, 2019

Symposium: The Multi-Cultural Borderlands of Medieval Toledo
Toledo, Spain

April 9, 2019

Lecture: "Forging History: War, Remembrance, and Femininity in the Spanish Film Industry of the 1940s"
Dr. María Elena Soliño, University of Houston
Event Poster

Faculty

Coordinators:

Catherine Jaffe, PhD. Professor, Department of Department of World Languages and Literatures, Texas State University. Research Areas: Spain; 18th century; 19th century Enlightenment; women writers and readers; feminism; quixotism; translation

Yasmine Beale-Rivaya, PhD. Professor, Department of Department of World Languages and Literatures, Texas State University. Research Areas: Medieval Iberia; Mozarabs; Mudejar; Romance-Semitic language contact; language change; notarial contracts; paleography

Louie Dean Valencia-García, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Digital History, Department of History, Texas State University
Senior Fellow, Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right
Research Editor, EuropeNow, Council for European Studies at Columbia University
Scientific and Editorial Committee, Archivo de la Frontera, Universidad de Alcalá
Research Areas: fascism; youth; queer studies; HIV/AIDS; Madrid

Participating Faculty

Agustín Cuadrado, PhD. Professor, Department of Department of World Languages and Literatures, Texas State University. Research Areas: Miguel Delibes; Spanish and Spanish American detective novel; Spanish cinema; cultural studies; space.

David Navarro, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Department of World Languages and Literatures, Texas State University. Research Areas: medieval; Iberia; Jews; law

J. Yuri Porras, PhD. Professor, Department of Department of World Languages and Literatures, Texas State University. Research Areas: theater; music; semiotics; performance studies

Nieves Pujalte, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Department of World Languages and Literatures, Texas State University. Research Areas: fiction; Enlightenment; Romanticism; Realism.

Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez, PhD. Jones Professor of Southwestern Studies, Department of History. Research Areas: Spanish Americas; Spanish borderlands; Hispanic-Indigenous relations; ethnohistory; Plains Indians; captivity.

Sharon Ugalde, PhD. University Distinguished Professor, Department of Department of World Languages and Literatures, Texas State University. Research Areas: 20th-21st centuries literature and art; gender; poetry.