Loreto Romero Martínez Eiroa
"Anamorphosis: Imagining Celestina on the Edge of Modernity"
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. To that end, 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.”
Medieval and Early Modern Literature
Fernando de Rojas’s Celestina
Sixteenth-Century ‘Best-Selling’ Literature
Early Printed Books in Europe
Reception Theories and Readership
Medieval and Post-Modern Critical and Philosophical Thinking
“‘Y qué çena es ésta donde my pasyón porfía de mi llevar?’: Espiritualidad conversa y elogio del cristiano nuevo en el banquete de la salvación de Arboleda de los enfermos.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (forthcoming).
“The Likely Origins of The Boxer Codex: Martín de Rada and the Zhigong Tu.” Forthcoming, eHumanista 40 (2018): 117-133.
- Spanish 3300 (Text & Interpretation)
- Spanish 3030 (Cultural Conversations)
- Spanish 3010 (Grammar and Composition I)
- Spanish 2020 (Intermediate Spanish II)
- Spanish 2010 (Intermediate Spanish)