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Music and Meaning in Old Hispanic Lenten Chants Psalmi, threni and the Easter Vigil Canticles

EMMA HORNB Y & RE BEC C A MA LOY Although Old Hispanic liturgical chant has long been considered one of the most important medieval chant traditions, its musical notation shows only where the melodies rise and fall, not precise intervals or pitches, and this lack of pitch-readable notation has prevented scholars from fully engaging with the surviving sources. Focussing on three genres of chant sung during the Old Hispanic Lent (the threni, psalmi, and Easter Vigil canticles), this book takes a holistic view of the texts and melodies, setting them in the context of their liturgical and intellectual surroundings. It concludes that the theologically purposeful text selections combine with carefully shaped melodies to guide the devotional practice of their hearers. $130.00/£75.00(s), May 2013 978 1 84383 814 2 14 b/w illus.; 564pp, 24.4 x 17.2cm, HB Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music

Medieval Hispanic Studies in Memory of Alan Deyermond Edited by ANDREW M. BER ESF OR D, LOU I SE M. HAY WO OD & J U LIAN WEI SS This is a volume of essays in memory of Professor Alan Deyermond, one of the leading British Hispanists of the last fifty years. The contributors are some of Professor Deyermond’s former colleagues, doctoral students, and members of the Medieval Hispanic Research Seminar. The essays cover lyric, hagiography, clerical verse narrative, frontier balladry, historical and codicological studies, and include the draft of an unpublished essay found amongst Professor Deyermond’s papers. $99.00/£60.00(s), March 2013 978 1 85566 250 6, eISBN 978 1 78204 075 0 264pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

The Fabric of Marian Devotion in Isabel de Villena’s Vita Christi L ESL EY K . T WOM EY Isabel de Villena (1430-1490) is one of the most fascinating women of the Spanish middle ages. Related to the royal family, she became abbess of the Poor Clare convent, the Santa Trinitat, in Valencia in 1462, a position she held until her death in 1490. Her treatise on the religious life, Vita Christi, was the first book by a woman to be printed in the kingdom of Aragon. This is the first full-length survey in English of Isabel’s life and literary works. The author pays particular attention to the way in which devotion to the Virgin Mary is manifested and described through material culture, on her rich fabrics, brocades, silks, shoes, and crown. This reflects the status of Valencia as a centre for trade and producer of silks and velvets at the time. $90.00/£50.00(s), February 2013 978 1 85566 248 3 34 b/w illus.; 256pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

The Poetry of Alfonso X An Annotated Critical Bibliography (1278-2010) JOSEPH T. SNOW This new annotated bibliography of the Alfonso X poetic corpus covers the manuscripts, all the poems, and the 1,600 miniatures and the music of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, the acclaimed “esthetic Bible of the thirteenth century”. $115.00/£65.00(s), June 2012 978 1 85566 239 1, eISBN 978 1 84615 961 9 466pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, PB Research Bibliographies and Checklists: new series


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Love Poetry in the Spanish Golden Age Eros, Eris and Empire I S ABE L TORRE S Love poetry in the Spanish Golden Age redefines the lyric poetry that is located at the centre of Imperial Spanish culture’s own self-image and self-definition. Disengaging with biographical research and renegotiating Foucauld’s epistemic break, this study opens up new horizons in interpretation in four major writers of the period: Garcilaso de la Vega, Herrera, Góngora and Quevedo. $115.00/£65.00(s), October 2013 978 1 85566 265 0 224pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

Los géneros poéticos del Siglo de Oro centros y periferias

Edited by RODRIGO C AC HO C ASAL & AN N E HOL LOWAY This collection of seventeen essays on Spanish Golden Age and Spanish American Colonial Poetry unites contributions from a cross-section of specialists in the field of Hispanic poetry. It places aesthetic questions in their broader European context, and looks beyond the confines of Europe to interrogate the key terms of its title, balancing panoramic approaches to questions of genre with the insights afforded by detailed readings of individual texts. Written in Spanish. $99.00/£60.00(s), October 2013 978 1 85566 263 6 8 b/w illus.; 320pp, HB Monografías


Cultural Capital, Language and National Identity in Imperial Spain LU C IA BI NOT T I A study of the cultural mechanisms in early modern Spain that led to the translation, imitation and selective adoption of the values embodied by the Italian Renaissance. $95.00/£55.00(s), November 2012 978 1 85566 245 2, eISBN 978 1 78204 092 7 9 b/w illus.; 214pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

Ea r ly Mo de r n / Mo de rn & Contemporary

Music And Ceremony At The Court Of Charles V The Capilla Flamenca and the Art of Political Promotion MA RY T I FFANY FERER Shows how Charles V used music and ritual to reinforce his image and status as the most important and powerful sovereign in Europe. $99.00/£60.00(s), March 2012 978 1 84383 699 5 4 b/w illus.; 320pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music

M O D E R N & C O N T E M P O R A RY

Contemporary Hispanic Cinema

Interrogating the Transnational in Spanish and Latin American Film Edited by ST EPHANI E DEN N IS ON

Fernando Pessoa’s Modernity without Frontiers Influences, Dialogues, Responses

Life Writing in Carmen Martín Gaite’s Cuadernos de Todo and her Novels of the 1990s



This book testifies to Fernando Pessoa’s central prominence in the world of modern literature, particularly English literature. Its eighteen short essays by the most distinguished international scholars examine Pessoa’s influences, his dialogues with other writers and artistic movements, and the responses his work has generated. The book is intended for both students of modern literature and general readers interested in one of its major figures.

This book studies life-writing in Martín Gaite’s notebooks. It looks at the use of first person narration in the author’s work, drawing a parallel between the notebooks and her fictional work. It also analyses the way the author’s notebooks relate to the development of her later novels as well as the use of writing as therapy. This book offers a way of looking at Carmen Martín Gaite’s work from a personal and intimate perspective.

$115.00/£65.00(s), July 2013 978 1 85566 256 8 4 b/w illus.; 264pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

Spanish Reception of Russian Narratives, 1905-1939 Transcultural Dialogics

$90.00/£50.00(s), January 2013 978 1 85566 247 6, eISBN 978 1 78204 067 5 230pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

The Novels of Josefina Aldecoa

This book focuses on the cross-currents and points of contact in film production among so-called Hispanic countries (Spain, Portugal and Latin America), and in particular the impact that co-production and supranational funding initiatives are having on both the film industries and the film of Latin America in the twenty-first century.

This book examines Spain’s reception of RussoSoviet literature and its relationship with Nuevo Romanticismo through the lens of Bakhtin’s theories on the novel, claiming ultimately that these writers were in dialogue with Russian models of social art.

$99.00/£60.00(s), August 2013 978 1 85566 261 2, eISBN 978 1 78204 130 6 176pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

$115.00/£65.00(s), June 2013 978 1 85566 254 4 200pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

Cooking Up the Nation

El Documental Cinematográfico y Televisivo Contemporáneo

Writing and Heritage in Contemporary Spain


This volume is an innovative exploration of cultural heritage through museum studies, metacriticism and literary criticism.

Spanish Culinary Texts and Culinary Nationalization in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century L A R A ANDERSON This book looks at the role played by gastronomes and cookery book writers in the construction of a national cuisine in Spain at the turn of the last century, when the nation was also being written into existence in fiction and constituted in law. $95.00/£55.00(s), August 2013 978 1 85566 246 9, eISBN 978 1 78204 131 3 176pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías


Memoria, representación y formación de la identidad democrática española The book contends that the documentary genre challenges Spanish identity as it was conceived by the teleological historical project of the Transition. It carries out a comparative analysis of the visual discourse of the documentary and the narrative discourses of history and testimony, paying special attention to the relations of power among them. Using theoretical frameworks provided by Badiou and Adorno, the author sheds light on the status of the victim in Spain’s neoliberal democracy. Written in Spanish. $99.00/£60.00(s), May 2013 978 1 85566 251 3 10 b/w illus.; 176pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

Women, Society and Cultural Memory in Contemporary Spain NUAL A K E N N Y

The first comprehensive analysis of the novels of prominent contemporary Spanish writer and educator Josefina Aldecoa. $95.00/£55.00(s), September 2012 978 1 85566 244 5, eISBN 978 1 78204 031 6 264pp, 23.4 x 15.6 cm, HB Monografías

The Imaginary Museum of Literature ST UART DAVI S

$95.00/£55.00(s), September 2012 978 1 85566 243 8, eISBN 978 1 78204 033 0 230pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

The Fiction of Juan Rulfo

Irony, Revolution and Postcolonialism AM I T T HAK KAR The first extended, English-language study to focus exclusively on the fiction of Juan Rulfo in over twenty years, analyzing a selection of short stories from Rulfo’s collection and also two of the main characters of his masterpiece, Pedro Páramo. $90.00/£50.00(s), April 2012 978 1 85566 238 4 190pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

Latin A mer ica


Latin American Popular Culture

Politics, Media, Affect Edited by GEOFFREY KA N TA R IS & RORY O’ BRYE N Popular culture in Latin America has evolved radically in the twenty-first century under the influence of urbanization, postmodernity, globalization and the relentless spread of mediatic, informational and cybernetic technologies. Yet the concept of the popular has also shifted in its political and theoretical understanding with the region see-sawing between profound social and economic crises and the rise of new forms of interconnectedness, not to mention neo-populisms. This volume offers a wide range of essays which provide new conceptualizations of popular culture while linking it to both its long history and some of its most exciting contemporary forms. $115.00/£65.00(s), October 2013 978 1 85566 264 3 15 b/w illus.; 272pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

Relecturas y narraciones femeninas de la Revolución Mexicana Campobello, Garro, Esquivel y Mastretta

EL A MOLI NA-SEV I LL A DE MOR ELO C K This book analyzes women’s narratives about the Mexican Revolution, particularly works by Nellie Campobello, Elena Garro, Laura Esquivel, and Angeles Mastretta. It studies how they portray women’s participation during the Mexican Revolution, recovering popular memory, and forgotten histories of women’s struggles. $115.00/£65.00(s), September 2013 978 1 85566 258 2 192pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

The Representation of the Political in Selected Writings of Julio Cortázar CA ROLI NA ORLOFF The book analyses the evolution of the representation of distinct political elements throughout Cortázar’s writings, mainly with reference to the novels and the so-called collage books, which have received only limited critical attention. This book shows that Cortázar did not become a political writer as a result of the Cuban Revolution, as is often claimed, but rather that the representation of the political that already existed in Cortázar’s very first writings. $99.00/£60.00(s), August 2013 978 1 85566 262 9, eISBN 978 1 78204 136 8 224pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

Exilio en el espacio literario argentino de la posdictadura

Gabriel García Márquez and Ovid


Magical and Monstrous Realities

By examining a corpus that has not yet received the full attention it merits - Composición de lugar (1984) by Juan Martini, Insomnio (1986) by Marcelo Cohen, Maldición eterna a quien lea estas páginas (1980) by Manuel Puig, and Vudú urbano (1984) by Edgardo Cozarinsky - this work examines the complex relationship between exile and literature in Argentina during a period of profound social and political change.


Written in Spanish. $99.00/£60.00(s), August 2013 978 1 85566 257 5, eISBN 978 1 78204 132 0 192pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

Antonio Benítez Rojo

Del mundo cerrado al Caribe infinito M A R IA R I TA C ORT IC E L L I Based on his personal papers and on the papers of other Cuban writers and intellectuals held in the University of Princeton Special Collection archives, and on a series of interviews with Benítez Rojo’s himself, his friends and colleagues, this literary biography tells Benítez Rojo’s journey from his emergence in the Cuban intellectual world in 1967 to his death in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 2005. Written in Spanish. $95.00/£55.00(s), July 2013 978 1 85566 255 1 200pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

César Vallejo

A Literary Biography STEPHEN M . HART This is the first biography of Latin America’s most important poet, the Peruvian César Vallejo, who was born in an Andean village, Santiago de Chuco, on 16 March 1892 and died in Paris on 15 April 1938. It traces the important events of his life and evaluates his poetry, fiction, theatre, political essays and journalism. $99.00/£60.00(s), May 2013 978 1 85566 253 7 10 b/w illus.; 272pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

This study examines in detail the similarities and differences of each author’s style and investigates the impact of politics and culture upon the magical and frequently brutal realities the two authors create in their works. Ultimately the book is interested in the use of magical elements by authors in political climates where freedoms are being restricted. $99.00/£60.00(s), January 2013 978 1 85566 249 0, eISBN 978 1 78204 066 8 190pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

Painting, Literature and Film in Colombian Feminine Culture, 1940-2005

Of Border Guards, Nomads and Women DE B OR AH M ART I N Explores crucial moments in the emergence of feminine culture in Colombia through the work of ground-breaking artist Débora Arango, best-selling novelist Laura Restrepo, and three generations of documentary filmmakers. $95.00/£55.00(s), November 2012 978 1 85566 242 1, eISBN 978 1 78204 091 0 12 colour illus.; 252pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

Sexualidades Disidentes en la Narrativa Cubana Contemporánea PAT RIC IA VAL L ADARE S - RU I Z Written in Spanish, this book explores the discontinuities of the basic ideological principles of the Cuban revolutionary system in a representative corpus of contemporary Cuban narratives from 1990 to the present. $95.00/£55.00(s), March 2012 978 1 85566 237 7 208pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías


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Latin A me rica / Co mpani o ns

Los Bildungsromane Femeninos de Carmen Boullosa y Sandra Cisneros Mexicanidades, Fronteras, Puentes

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A Companion to Jorge Luis Borges



Written in Spanish, this work is a comparative analysis of the female Bildungsromane of Mexican writer Carmen Boullosa and Chicana writer Sandra Cisneros.

This study combines the mapping of Borges’s intellectual trajectory with detailed analyses of his work, particularly the stories of his two main collections, Ficciones and El Aleph. The account of the context allows the reader maximum access to the meaning and significance of the work and presents a biographical narrative developed against the Argentine literary world in which Borges was a key player, the Argentine intellectual tradition in its historical context, and the Argentine and world politics to which his works respond in more or less obvious ways.

$90.00/£50.00(s), February 2012 978 1 85566 234 6 268pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

Gender, Race and Patriotism in the Works of Nísia Floresta CHA RLOT T E HAMMON D MAT THEWS The first full length study in English of a prolific Brazilian writer engaged with the discourses of women’s rights, education, slavery, literary Indianism, political ideology and nation-building. $99.00/£60.00(s), February 2012 978 1 85566 235 3 226pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

$34.95/£19.99, September 2013 978 1 85566 266 7 224pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, PB Monografías

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A Companion to Portuguese Literature Edited by ST EPHEN PAR KIN S ON , CL ÁUDIA PAZOS ALON S O & T. F. EARLE The volume offers a chronological overview of Portuguese literature from the 12th century to the present day by some of the most distinguished literary scholars of recent years. It provides essential chronological and bibliographical information on all major authors and genres, with more extensive treatment of key works and literary figures, and a particular focus on the modern period. $34.95/£19.99, September 2013 978 1 85566 267 4 240pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, PB Monografías

This book offers discussion and analysis of the subtle writing of García Márquez - a traditionalist who draws from classic Western texts, a Modernist committed to modernizing the conservative literary tradition in Colombia and Latin America, an internationally recognized major writer of the 1960s Boom, the key figure in popularizing what has been called “magic realism” and, finally, a Modernist who has occasionally engaged in some of the strategies of the postmodern. $29.95/£17.99, April 2013 978 1 85566 252 0, eISBN 978 1 85566 191 2 200pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, PB Monografías

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A Companion to Latin American Women Writers Edited by BRGI DA M . PASTOR & L LOY D H U GH E S DAVI E S This volume offers a critical study of a representative selection of Latin American women writers who have made major contributions to all literary genres and represent a wide range of literary perspectives and styles. $95.00/£55.00(s), October 2012 978 1 85566 236 0, eISBN 978 1 84615 830 8 260pp, 23.4 x 15.6cm, HB Monografías

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2013 Annual Hispanic Studies Catalogue  

2013 Annual Hispanic Studies Catalogue

2013 Annual Hispanic Studies Catalogue  

2013 Annual Hispanic Studies Catalogue