A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula

Volume I

| Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
| Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
| Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
ISBN 9789027234575 | EUR 190.00 | USD 285.00
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A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula is the second comparative history of a new subseries with a regional focus, published by the Coordinating Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association. As its predecessor for East-Central Europe, this two-volume history distances itself from traditional histories built around periods and movements, and explores, from a comparative viewpoint, a space considered to be a powerful symbol of inter-literary relations. Both the geographical pertinence and its symbolic condition are obviously discussed, when not even contested.

Written by an international team of researchers who are specialists in the field, this history is the first attempt at applying a comparative approach to the plurilingual and multicultural literatures in the Iberian Peninsula. The aim of comprehensiveness is abandoned in favor of a diverse and extensive array of key issues for a comparative agenda.

A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula undermines the primacy claimed for national and linguistic boundaries, and provides a geo-cultural account of literary inter-systems which cannot otherwise be explained.

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Table of Contents
Editor's Preface
Section I. Discourses on Iberian literary history
The European horizon of Peninsular literary historiographical discourses
Fernando Cabo Aseguinolaza
Historiography and the geo-literary imaginary: The Iberian Peninsula: Between Lebensraum and espace vécu
César Domínguez
Section II. The Iberian Peninsula as a literary space
Introduction: The Iberian Peninsula as a literary space
Sharon Feldman
Identitarian projections: Between isolationism and reintegrationism
The hidden history of tripartite Iberianism
Thomas Harrington
On Lusism and Lusofonia: From identitarian reinforcement to the mapping of difference
Laura Cavalcante Padilha
Travel writing
Luis Fernández Cifuentes
Cities, cultural centers and enclaves
Empires waxing and waning: Castile, Spain and American exceptionalism
Michael Ugarte
Bilbao and the literary system in the Basque Country
Jon Kortazar
Contemporary Catalan literature: Fact or friction?
Dominic Keown and Jordi Larios
Literary and cultural production centers in Galicia (1840–1936)
Anxo Tarrío Varela
Cities, cultural centers, and peripheries
From Iberia to Africa: The construction of a literary city
Inocência Mata
Southern Spain
Lee Fontanella
The Canaries: Between mythical space and global drift
Bertrand Westphal
Insulated voices looking for the world: Narratives from Atlantic Islands (Cabral do Nascimento, João Varela, and João de Melo)
Ana Salgueiro Rodrigues
Section III. The multilingual literary space of the Iberian Peninsula
Introduction: Multilingualism and literature in the Iberian Peninsula
Ángel López García
Bilingualism and Diglossia in Medieval Iberia (350–1350)
Roger Wright
The impact of Arabic diglossia among the Muslims, Jews and Christians of al-Andalus
María Ángeles Gallego
The Jewish Literature in Medieval Iberia
Mariano Gómez-Aranda
The Latin language, a European linguistic continuum : The Hispanic-Portuguese contribution.
José María Estellés González and F. Jorge Pérez y Durà
Galician-Portuguese as a literary language in the Middle Ages
Graça Videira Lopes
Castilian and Portuguese in the sixteenth century
Ángel Marcos de Dios
Literary language and diatopic variation: Catalan literary cultures
Vicent Salvador
Basque as a literary language
Karmele Rotaetxe
Ideology and image of Peninsular languages in Spanish literature
Fernando Romo Feito
Section IV. Dimensions of orality
Introduction to Dimensions of orality
Paloma Díaz-Mas
Comparativism and orality: Critical approaches to the ballads of La boda estorbada (The thwarted marriage)
Paloma Díaz-Mas
Epic and ballad in the Hispanic tradition
Samuel G. Armistead
The traditional Iberian lyric of the Middle Ages and the Golden Age: A comparative view
Margit Frenk
Linguistic borders and oral transmission
José Luis Forneiro
Iberian traditions of international folktale
José Manuel Pedrosa
Literature and new forms of orality: Invisible realities
Luis Díaz G. Viana
Section V. Temporal frames and literary (inter-)systems
Introduction: Temporal frames and literary (inter-)systems
Fernando Gómez Redondo
Building a literary model: Prose in the court of Alfonso X (1252–84)
Fernando Gómez Redondo
Literature at the crossroads of politics: Spain and Portugal, 1580
Tobias Brandenberger

The court of the Catholic Monarchs (1474–1504), or the break in the equilibrium among Peninsular languages

Víctor de Lama de la Cruz
Theatrical repertoire models in Portugal: Conflict and circulation (1737–93)
Raquel Bello Vázquez
The Spanish literary system in the nineteenth century
Leonardo Romero Tobar
The dialogue of Iberian literary nationalisms
José-Carlos Mainer

The shifting systems for literary creation in the novel during the transition and democracy (1975–82)

Randolph D. Pope
“Im Vergleich zu den herkömmlichen nationalsprachlich orientierten Literaturgeschichten ergibt sich ein messbarer Erkenntniszugewinn. Allein aus diesem Grunde ist der vorliegende Band der CHLIP nur zu begrüß en und man kann gespannt seiner Vervollständigung im zweiten Band entgegensehen.”
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BIC Subject: DSA – Literary theory
BISAC Subject: LIT004280 – LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Spanish & Portuguese
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009051900 | Marc record