Celebrating ten years of the Hispanic Studies: Culture and Ideas series

This year we’re celebrating the tenth anniversary of our book series Hispanic Studies: Culture and Ideas! The first volume, Postmodern Spain by Antonio Sanchez, was published in 2007. Ten years later the series is going from strength to strength, with Volume 77 hot off the press this month – Anne-Marie Storrs’s book Loving’s the Strange … Continue reading

Loving’s the Strange Thing published

This groundbreaking volume argues that Carmen Martín Gaite and Carl Jung form an ideal combination. All the main features of the Jungian individuation process are present in the Spanish writer’s fairy tales: dreams, shadow figures, wise men and women, the Self, anima and animus. Martín Gaite has been described by the critic Salustiano Martín as … Continue reading

Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature published

«It was a great night for Mexico, as usual.» Donald Trump’s words about Alejandro González Iñárritu on Oscars’ night 2014 were a preview of his now-notorious attitude toward Mexicans: «He’s walking away with all the gold? Was it that good? I don’t hear that. It was certainly a big night for them.» Although the future … Continue reading

Book launch for Shifting Memory, Fragile Impunity: Commemoration and Contestation in Post-Dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay

Fragile Memory, Shifting Impunity: Commemoration and Contestation in Post-Dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay, by Dr Cara Levey, will be launched at 5.30pm on Monday 5 September at University College Cork. The launch will take place in the Social Area on the first floor of Block B in the O’Rahilly Building. The speakers will be Dr Helena … Continue reading

New book series: Exiles and Transterrados: Exile in the Twentieth-Century Hispanic World

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the new series Exiles and Transterrados: Exile in the Twentieth-Century Hispanic World Series Editors: César Andrés Núñez and José Ramón López Garcia Philosopher José Gaos coined the neologism transterrado to describe his life as an exile in Mexico. This series investigates the experience of Spanish Civil War exiles … Continue reading

Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland conference

Our senior editor Hannah Godfrey is at the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland conference at NUI Galway from today until Wednesday. If you will be there, please stop by the stand and introduce yourself.

Borges, Swedenborg and Mysticism

Jorge Luis Borges was profoundly interested in the ill-defined and shape-shifting traditions of mysticism. However, previous studies of Borges have not focused on the writer’s close interest in mysticism and mystical texts, especially in the Swedish mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). This book examines the relationship between Borges’ own recorded mystical experiences and his appraisal of … Continue reading

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