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ERIC Number: EJ1065478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
Theorizing Iberian Studies
Newcomb, Robert Patrick
Hispania, v98 n2 p196-197 Jun 2015
A growing number of scholars invested in Iberian Studies are asking how peninsular literary and cultural studies might be reimagined, and reinvigorated, by placing the Spanish and Portuguese canons into critical dialogue with each other, and with Galician, Catalan, Basque/Euskadi, and Latin American and North African immigrant writers, cultural actors, texts, and traditions. Among those scholars is Robert Patrick Newcomb of the University of California, Davis. At the MLA Convention in Vancouver, on behalf of the MLA Division on Luso-Brazilian Language and Literature, and in collaboration with the AATSP, Newcomb convened a panel discussion on "Theorizing Iberian Studies," during the afternoon of Friday, January 9, 2015. The panel reacted to a discrepancy recently noted by Santiago Pérez Isasi and Ângela Fernandes, who observe, "The field of Iberian Studies, which could be defined as the methodological consideration of the Iberian Peninsula as a complex, multilingual cultural and literary system, has known an exponential development in the last years; however, it still lacks solid theoretical and methodological reflections". The Theorizing Iberian Studies panel brought together researchers who have actively contributed to the ongoing Iberian Studies debate, and who approach this emerging field from a variety of geographic, disciplinary, and linguistic perspectives.
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Language: English
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