Loreto Romero Martínez Eiroa

PhD Student
New Cabell Hall 462
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Education

Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of Virginia

B.A., English Language and Literature, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)

B.A., Spanish Language and Literature, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)

Dissertation

"Early Modern Spanish Books as Cultural Artifacts: A Theoretical Approach to the Transmission and Reception of Fernando de Rojas’ Celestina"

This dissertation focuses on the numerous sixteenth-century editions of Celestina as material witnesses to the work’s early modern success and reception. It dwells on the extra-linguistic—versus the metalinguistic—features of Celestina as a literature, examining via methods of analytical bibliography the medium, not simply a product but a constituent in a process in which a series of meanings manifest themselves through the intervention of a number of agents. This being so, I use a hermeneutical approach to material textualities that progresses from empirical and pragmatic considerations to ones that are theoretically socio-historical. I propose to pursue an anthropologically and bibliographically centered philology whose goal is to account for Celestina’s popularity in sixteenth-century Spain and, in a broader sense, for all Spanish Golden Age “best-sellers.”

Research Interests

  • Medieval and Early Modern Literature
  • European Renaissance
  • Fernando de Rojas’ Celestina
  • Reception Theories
  • Readership
  • Manuscripts and Early Printed Books in Europe
  • Critical Bibliography and Library Studies

Teaching

  • Spanish 3300 (Text & Interpretation)
  • Spanish 3030 (Cultural Conversations)
  • Spanish 3010 (Grammar and Composition I)
  • Spanish 2020 (Intermediate Spanish II)
  • Spanish 2010 (Intermediate Spanish)

Recent Presentations

“The Construction of the Dominant’s Class Power Discourse Through Love and Gender Performance: Re-imagining the Serrana Woman in the Fifteenth-Century Cancioneros.” MIFLC.

Grants & Awards

Pine Tree Foundation Fellow

Charkles Gordon Reid Award

Battestin Fellow, the Bibliographical Society of UVA

Buice Scholarship Fund, Rare Book School

Grant recipient, “Cultural Histories of the Material World: Early Modern Books and Objects,” Folger Institute