Looking at Iberia: A Comparative European Perspective by Santiago Pérez IsasiLooking at Iberia: A Comparative European Perspective by Santiago Pérez Isasi

Looking at Iberia: A Comparative European Perspective

EditorSantiago Pérez Isasi, Angela Fernandes

Paperback | September 11, 2013

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This collection of new essays by scholars from across Europe focuses on the key theoretical and historical questions within the rapidly growing field of Iberian studies, which is taken by the authors to mean the methodological consideration of the Iberian peninsula as a complex and multilingual cultural and literary system. Dealing with a wide range of issues and cultural output from a comparative European perspective, the essays question the concept of ‘Iberian’ itself, query its suitability as a starting point for academic research and consider it in relation to other more established concepts and identities, such as Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Basque and Galician, as well as wider European and Western identities. The contributors examine the relationship between the reality of ‘Iberia’ and the mythical, historical and artistic narratives created to support or represent this collective identity, with a particular focus on the period from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Santiago Pérez Isasi is a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Comparative Studies at the University of Lisbon. He is currently developing a project entitled ‘Portugal in Iberia: Mapping Iberian Literary Relations (1870-1930)’, which is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). His other research intere...
Title:Looking at Iberia: A Comparative European PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:September 11, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3034309341

ISBN - 13:9783034309349


Table of Contents

Contents: Santiago Pérez Isasi/Ângela Fernandes: Looking at Iberia in/from Europe – Santiago Pérez Isasi: Iberian Studies: A State of the Art and Future Perspectives – Teresa Pinheiro: Iberian and European Studies – Archaeology of a New Epistemological Field – John Macklin: Modernism and Modernity: Iberian Perspectives – Gabriel Magalhães: Europe: The Letter of Numbers. From the Alpha of Peninsular Comparative Literature to the Omega of European Comparative Literature – Roberto Vecchi: Thinking from Europe about an Iberian ‘South’: Portugal as a Case Study – Jüri Talvet: How to Research Iberian Literatures from a European Perspective? Premises and Contexts – César Domínguez: Literatures in Spain: European Literature, World-Literature, World Literature? – Maria Fernanda de Abreu: Iberia in Search for a Literary Identity: A Stone Raft? – Ferenc Pál: Do the Portuguese Toot Merrily? - The Image of Portugal, Portuguese History and People in Hungary during the Nineteenth Century – Derek Flitter: North and South: Iberian Identity Formation in Romanticism and Post-Romanticism – Juan M. Ribera Llopis: Centre–Peninsular Considerations on Catalan Literary Regeneration: An Everlasting Code? – Leonardo Romero Tobar: Juan Valera’s Iberism – Maria Graciete Besse: Iberism Reconfigured: Between Passion and Utopia – Ângela Fernandes: Iberian and Romance Identities: Literary Representations of the Centre and the Margins – Jon Kortazar: Identities in Diverse Societies in the Novel Bilbao - New York - Bilbao by Kirmen Uribe – Helena Buffery: Iberian Identity in the Translation Zone – Esther Gimeno Ugalde: Polyglot Iberia - or What Is the Place for Iberian Languages in Current Cinema? Presence (and Absence) of Iberian Languages in Cinema.