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Bains, Christopher

De l’esthétisme au modernisme: Théophile Gautier, Ezra Pound

Bains, Christopher. De l’esthétisme au modernisme: Théophile Gautier, Ezra Pound. Paris :Champion, 2012. Print.

Beusterien, John

Canines in Cervantes and Velázquez: An Animal Studies Reading of Early Modern Spain

Beusterien, John. Canines in Cervantes and Velázquez: An Animal Studies Reading of Early Modern Spain. Series: New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. 137 pages.

Gorsuch, Greta, Ed

Working Theories for Teaching Assistant Development

Gorsuch, Greta, Ed. Working Theories for Teaching Assistant Development. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, 2012. Print.

Griffee, Dale

An Introduction to Second Language Research Methods: Design and Data

Griffee, Dale. An Introduction to Second Language Research Methods: Design and Data. Ed. M. E. Sokolik. Berkeley: TESL-EJ Publications, 2012. Print.

Pereira-Muro, Carmen

Culturas de Espana

Pereira-Muro, Carmen. Culturas de Espana. Stamford, CT : Cengage Learning, 2013. Print

Pereira-Muro, Carmen

Género, Nación Y Literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán En La Literatura Gallega Y Española

Pereira-Muro, Carmen. Género, Nación Y Literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán En La Literatura Gallega Y Española. West Lafayette, Ind: Purdue University Press, 2012. Print.

Pérez, Genaro

Rabelais, Bajtin Y Formalismo En La Narrativa De Sergio Pitol

Pérez, Genaro J. Rabelais, Bajtin Y Formalismo En La Narrativa De Sergio Pitol. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2011. Print.

Pérez, Genaro

Ortodoxia Y Heterodoxia De La Novela Policíaca Hispana: Variaciones Sobre El Género Negro

Pérez, Genaro J. Ortodoxia Y Heterodoxia De La Novela Policíaca Hispana: Variaciones Sobre El Género Negro. Newark, Del: Juan de la Cuesta [imprint of University of Delaware, Dept. of Languages and Literature], 2002. Print.

Pérez, Genaro

La Narrativa De Concha Alós: Texto, Pretexto Y Contexto

Pérez, Genaro J. La Narrativa De Concha Alós: Texto, Pretexto Y Contexto. Madrid: Támesis, 1993. Print.

Pérez, Genaro

La Novela Como Burla/juego: Siete Experimentos Novelescos De Gonzalo Torrente Ballester

Pérez, Genaro J. La Novela Como Burla/juego: Siete Experimentos Novelescos De Gonzalo Torrente Ballester. Valencia: Albatros Ediciones, 1989. Print.

Pérez, Genaro

La Novelística De J. Leyva

Pérez, Genaro J. La Novelística De J. Leyva. Madrid: J. Porrúa Turanzas, 1985. Print.

Pérez, Genaro

Formalist Elements in the Novels of Juan Goytisolo

Pérez, Genaro J. Formalist Elements in the Novels of Juan Goytisolo. Potomac, Md: J. Porrúa Turanzas, North American Division, 1979. Print.

Scarborough, Connie

Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Classen, Albrecht and Connie Scarborough,eds. Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 2012. Print.

Witmore, Christopher

Archaeology: The Discipline of Things

Olsen, Bjørnar, Michael Shanks, Timothy Webmoor, and Christopher Witmore. Archaeology: The Discipline of Things. Berkley: University of California Press, 2012. Print.

Witmore, Christopher

Archaeology in the Making: Conversations Through a Discipline

Rathje, William L, Michael Shanks, and Christopher Witmore. Archaeology in the Making: Conversations Through a Discipline. London: Routledge, 2012. Print.


Authors List

Bains, Christopher

Bains, Christopher. De l’esthétisme au modernisme: Théophile Gautier, Ezra Pound. Paris :Champion, 2012. Print.

Dr. Christopher Bains, Assistant Professor of French, published his monograph, De l’esthétisme au modernisme (From Aestheticism to Modernism), with French publisher Honoré Champion. This comparative study examines the dominant features of French aestheticism and describes their continuation, transformation, and death with regard to the emergence of Anglo-American modernism. It focuses on the critical writings, poetry, and prose of French writer Théophile Gautier (1811-1872) and American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972).

Beusterien, John

Beusterien, John. Canines in Cervantes and Velázquez: An Animal Studies Reading of Early Modern Spain. Series: New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. 137 pages.

Gorsuch, Greta

Gorsuch, Greta, Ed. Working Theories for Teaching Assistant Development. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, 2012. Print.

Working Theories is a collected volume showcasing established and emerging scholars in the field of Teaching Assistant (TA) and International Teaching Assistant (ITA) education. Working Theories places time-tested, robust theories, frameworks, and models of TA and ITA learning and development at the center of graduate student education by providing a scholarly venue for description, explication, and application of these theories. 702 pages, 20 chapters, 35 contributors.

Griffee, Dale

Griffee, Dale. An Introduction to Second Language Research Methods: Design and Data. Ed. M. E. Sokolik. Berkeley: TESL-EJ Publications, 2012. Print.

Pereira-Muro, Carmen

Pereira-Muro, Carmen. Culturas de Espana. Stamford, CT : Cengage Learning, 2013. Print


Pereira-Muro, Carmen. Género, Nación Y Literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán En La Literatura Gallega Y Española. West Lafayette, Ind: Purdue University Press, 2012. Print.

Emilia Pardo Bazán’s place in Spanish and Galician literatures has been hard won, and she has yet to receive the recognition she deserves. In Género, nación y literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán en la literatura gallega y española, Carmen Pereira-Muro studies the work and persona of this fascinating author in the context of Spanish and Galician competing nationalisms. She rereads the literary histories and national canons of Spain and Galicia as patriarchal master narratives that struggle to assimilate or silence Pardo Bazán’s alternative national project.

This book questions the naturalization of national canons by uncovering the gender politics behind what is cast as naturally determined by language and geography. Doing this also exposes the parallel gender strictures at work behind seemingly opposed central (Spanish) and peripheral (Galician) national projects.

Pérez, Genaro

Pérez, Genaro J. Rabelais, Bajtin Y Formalismo En La Narrativa De Sergio Pitol. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2011. Print.


Pérez, Genaro J. Ortodoxia Y Heterodoxia De La Novela Policíaca Hispana: Variaciones Sobre El Género Negro. Newark, Del: Juan de la Cuesta [imprint of University of Delaware, Dept. of Languages and Literature], 2002. Print.


Pérez, Genaro J. La Narrativa De Concha Alós: Texto, Pretexto Y Contexto. Madrid: Támesis, 1993. Print.


Pérez, Genaro J. La Novela Como Burla/juego: Siete Experimentos Novelescos De Gonzalo Torrente Ballester. Valencia: Albatros Ediciones, 1989. Print.


Pérez, Genaro J. La Novelística De J. Leyva. Madrid: J. Porrúa Turanzas, 1985. Print.


Pérez, Genaro J. Formalist Elements in the Novels of Juan Goytisolo. Potomac, Md: J. Porrúa Turanzas, North American Division, 1979. Print.

Scarborough, Connie

Connie L. Scarborough. A Holy Alliance: Alfonso X’s Use of Marian Poetry.

ISBN 978-1-58871-148-9 (HB) Estudios de literat ura Medieval «John E. Keller» #6. $22

Scarborough explores the political themes and messages embedded in the king’s collection of miracles attributed to the Virgin—Las Cantigas de Santa Maria. While this study does not reject the religious sincerity of this great Alfonsine project, it shows that the political implications for these songs were also principle concerns in the monarch’s text. Special attention is paid to those songs which are narrated in the first-person.

Even though the use of a narrative “I” is not proof of Alfonso’s personal authorship of any of the songs, this narrative device is frequent in those tales that relate the many challenges the king faced or events for which he claims to be an eye-witness. This book takes a fresh look at the propagandistic potential in songs related to historical events, especially the conversion of the Moorish city of Alcanate into the Christian town of El Puerto de Santa María. It also deals with select cantigas in which Jews and Moors play a prominent role and investigates how these texts reflect the complex nature of the relationship between the king and the ethnic/religious minorities in his realms.

The use of Galician as the linguistic vehicle for religious/political verse is also addressed. Significant attention is paid to the ways in which Alfonso chose to portray his recurring bouts of serious illness and addresses the issue of why a monarch concerned with presenting himself as a strong ruler would so openly admit to frequent physical limitation. The Cantigas de Santa Maria are also seen as a vehicle for Alfonso to record his own family’s history and its privileged position as a royal family blessed with special favor by the Queen of Heaven.

A Holy Alliance also moves beyond the poetic texts to examine how Alfonso incorporated visual images of himself in the illustrated manuscripts of the Cantigas de Santa Maria. It shows that the king was concerned about how he was physically portrayed as well as the importance he placed on the display of symbols of royal power. The purpose of this study is to shed more light on the complicated political preoccupations that beset Alfonso. As a monarch, scholar, and devotee of the Virgin, the king reveals important clues about his own political ideology and strategies in his songs about the Virgin’s miracles. The political and the religious are intertwined in the Cantigas de Santa Maria which often contain subtle, and not-so-subtle, subtexts within a framework of a collection ostensibly designed to promote Marian devotion.


Connie L. Scarborough. INSCRIBING THE ENVIRONMENT. 195 pp., 15 fig. March 2013.

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Ecocriticism as a theoretical model has primarily been used in the study of Romantic, post-Romantic, and contemporary literary texts. Applications of the concepts of ecocriticism to medieval literature, however, are a fairly recent phenomenon. This book examines key, canonical works from medie¬val Spain with an eye to authors’ depictions, realistic and symbolic, of their natural surroundings. It shows how descriptions of the natural world in these texts are informed by both the authors’ perceptions of the environment and established literary models.


Connie L. Scarborough. Revisiting Convivencia.

Convivencia, literally translated as "cohabitation" or "living together," is often invoked in discussions of the centuries in the Iberian Peninsula when Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived in close proximity to one another. The term convivencia has been applied, both inside and outside academic circles, to imply a "golden age" of multi-religious, amicable harmony. --Scarborough, from the introduction. Eighteen prominent Hispanists explore "convivencia" in this collection of articles edited by Connie L. Scarborough. The articles are divided into three categories: Historical Considerations, Literary Manifestations, and the Question of Language(s). This book is number 11 in the series: Estudios de literatura medieval John E. Keller published by Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs.


John E. Keller y Connie L. Scarborough. Libro de los Exenplos por A.B.C..

El Libro de los Exenplos por A.B.C. de Clemente Sánchez de Vercial, arcediano de Valderas, en León, (c.1435), es la mayor colección de cuentos de la lengua española medieval; es el único "alfabeto" (colección ordenada por orden alfabético) de exenplos o cuentos morales en esta lengua. Tiene fuentes más numerosas que cualquier otra colección semejante, más que ninguna otra obra medieval española, con la excepción de las historias de Alfonso X, y conserva más temas y asuntos que ninguna otra.

Fuentes y Estudios: Entre las fuentes del Libro de los Exenplos por A.B.C. se encuentran cuentos de la Disciplina clericalis, Castigos e Documentos, Facta e dicta memorabilia y El Conde Lucanor.

Pascual Gayangos, Amador de los Ríos, Menéndez y Pelayo, Morel-Fatio, A. H. Krappe, Jean Thiébaut Welter, Eloy Díaz-Jiménez, T. F. Crane y Frederic Tubach escribieron sobre las fuentes latinas de la obra y la influencia que tuvieron sus más de 500 cuentos en la literatura en español. Pero ha sido a partir de la publicación de su primera edición por parte de John E. Keller, en 1961, cuando la difusión y el estudio del Libro de los Exenplos por A.B.C. ha ganado carácter universal. En este sentido pueden consultarse los trabajos de Antonio García y García, Francisco Rico, María Jesús Lacarra, Francisco López Estrada, Harriet Goldberg y Alan Deyermond.

Nuestra edición: Recoge íntegros los textos del ms. Espagnol 432 de la Biblothèque Nationale de Paris y el ms. 1182 de la Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid, revisados y puestos al día con una introducción de John E. Keller y Connie L. Scarborough, además de una bibliografía actualizada.

Dirigido a: Personas interesadas en la literatura románica y en las culturas árabe, latina y española, historia de la literatura española, textos medievales y el siglo XV español; imprescindible para estudiantes superiores y profesores y bibliotecas universitarios.

John E. Keller es Profesor Emérito en la Universidad de Kentucky (U.S.A.) donde se ha constituido una cátedra en su honor. Es autor de más de 40 libros. El rey Juan Carlos I le ha nombrado Caballero de la Orden de Isabel la Católica y es Comendador de la Orden de Alfonso X el Sabio.


Classen, Albrecht and Connie Scarborough,eds. Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 2012. Print.

602 pages. ISBN: 978-3-11-029458-3.

All societies are constructed, based on specific rules, norms, and laws. Hence, all ethics and morality are predicated on perceived right or wrong behavior, and much of human culture proves to be the result of a larger discourse on vices and virtues, transgression and ideals, right and wrong. The topics covered in this volume, addressing fundamental concerns of the pre-modern world, and deal with allegedly criminal or simply wrong behavior which demanded punishment. Sometimes this affected whole groups of people, such as the innocently persecuted Jews, sometimes individuals, such as violent and evil princes. The issue at stake here embraces all of society since it can only survive if a general framework is observed that is based in some way on justice and peace. But literature and the visual arts provide many examples of open and public protests against wrongdoings, ill-conceived ideas and concepts, and stark crimes, such as theft, rape, and murder. In fact, poetic statements or paintings could carry significant potentials against those who deliberately transgressed moral and ethical norms, or who even targeted themselves.

Witmore, Christopher

Olsen, Bjørnar, Michael Shanks, Timothy Webmoor, and Christopher Witmore. Archaeology: The Discipline of Things. Berkley: University of California Press, 2012. Print.

Archaeology has always been marked by its particular care, obligation, and loyalty to things. While archaeologists may not share similar perspectives or practices, they find common ground in their concern for objects monumental and mundane. This book considers the myriad ways that archaeologists engage with things in order to craft stories, both big and small, concerning our relations with materials and the nature of the past.

Literally the "science of old things," archaeology does not discover the past as it was but must work with what remains. Such work involves the tangible mediation of past and present, of people and their cultural fabric, for things cannot be separated from society. Things are us. This book does not set forth a sweeping new theory. It does not seek to transform the discipline of archaeology. Rather, it aims to understand precisely what archaeologists do and to urge practitioners toward a renewed focus on and care for things.


Rathje, William L, Michael Shanks, and Christopher Witmore. Archaeology in the Making: Conversations Through a Discipline. London: Routledge, 2012. Print.

Archaeology in the Making is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than ever. This book comprises conversations about archaeology among some of its notable contemporary figures. They delve deeply into the questions that have come to fascinate archaeologists over the last forty years or so, those that concern major events in human history such as the origins of agriculture and the state, and questions about the way archaeologists go about their work. Many of the conversations highlight quite intensely held personal insight into what motivates us to pursue archaeology; some may even be termed outrageous in the light they shed on the way archaeological institutions operate - excavation teams, professional associations, university departments. Archaeology in the Making is a unique document detailing the history of archaeology in second half of the 20th century to the present day through the words of some of its key proponents. It will be invaluable for anybody who wants to understand the theory and practice of this ever developing discipline.