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Mediterranean Studies 14 (2005)



1. Joseph Elie Louis Garreau, “Monjada suy a mon dan”: Another Female Voice in Mediterranean Literature

2. Paula Marçal Lourenço, The Household of Portuguese Queens in Modern Times: Patronage and Powers  

3. Amy Aronson-Friedman, A Catalan Contribution to the Converso Controversy  

4. Mary L. Dudy Bjork, Translating Marvels: The Spanish and Latin Versions of Columbus’ First Letter Home, 1493

5. Paul M. Dover, Royal Diplomacy in Renaissance Italy: Ferrante d’Aragona (1458–1494) and his Ambassadors

6. Francis A. Dutra, The Social and Economic World of Portugal’s Elite Seafarers, 1481–1600  

7. Laurence de Looze, Transatlantic Textuality: The Encounter between Spanish and Indigenous Textuality in the Pages of the Sixteenth-Century códices mestizos of Mexico 

8. Daniel Fusch, Wonder and Ceremonies of Waking in Shakespeare’s Late Plays 

9. Liana De Girolami Cheney, Luisa Ignacia Roldan “La Roldana”: New Attributions to the First Sculptress of Spain, 1652–1706 

10. Patricia W. Manning, The Dream Function in Seventeenth-Century Spanish Fiction 

11. Henriette Javorek, The Development and Increasing Feminization of the Don Juan Myth in the Mediterranean 

12. Giorgia Alù, Pan, the Saint and the Peasant: Southern Bodies Imag(in)ed at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century 

13. Robert C. Spires, José Ángel Mañas’ Historias del Kronen and the New Spanish Democracy

About the Contributors:

Giorgia Alù has been teaching at the Department of Italian Studies of the University of Warwick since 1999, where she also recently completed a PhD in Comparative Literature. She has written and published on women’s travel writing about Italy and representations of the Mezzogiorno. Her research interests also cover travel photography, the relationship between literature and visual images, as well as modern migrant writing in Italian. She is now working on a book on little-known writings by Anglo-Sicilian women

Amy Aronson-Friedman is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Foreign Language Education and Co-Director of Study Abroad in Mexico at Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA. She specializes in Medieval Spanish Literature and Hispanic Linguistics. Her primary area of interest is the conversos of Medieval Spain. Her published articles include “A Plea for Convivencia: Rabbi Shem Tov de Carrion and the Proverbios morales” and “Identifying the Converso Voice in Fernando de Rojas’ La Celestina.” Forthcoming articles include “De Cristianization in the Sephardic Romancero” and “Identifying the Converso Voice in Lazarillo de Tormes.” She is currently working on a volume of essays on conversos as well as other articles on this topic. A recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes scholarship for travel and study in Chile and Argentina, she is also a recipient of a King Juan Carlos of Spain Scholarship as well as a recipient of a grant by the Council of Jewish Federations for study and research in Israel.

Mary L. Dudy Bjork is an assistant professor in the Department of Language, Cultures, and History at Arizona State University West. She is currently at work on a book about the Jacobean dramatist John Fletcher’s use of Golden Age Spanish novels in his plays.
Liana De Girolami Cheney, Professor of Art History and Chairperson of the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, is author and coauthor of numerous books, including, Botticelli’s Neoplatonic Images, Neoplatonism and the Arts, Neoplatonic Aesthetics: Music, Literature and the Visual Arts, The Paintings of the Casa Vasari, The Homes of Giorgio Vasari, Readings in Italian Mannerism, The Symbolism of Vanitas in the Arts, Andrea del Verrocchio’s Celebration: 1435-1488, Self-Portraits of Women Painters, Essays of Women Artists: “The Most Excellent,” Medievalism and Pre-Raphaelitism. Her major articles are on Giorgio Vasari, the Renaissance emblematic tradition, and female artists, such as Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Barbara Longhi, Elisabetta Sirani, Giulia Lama, and Josefa Ayala d’Óbidos. Presently, she is completing two books, one on Barbara Longhi, and the other on Edward Burne-Jones’ mythological paintings.

Daniel Fusch is an advanced doctoral student in English at the University of Denver. His specialty is Renaissance Studies, with a special interest in the epistemology of wonder in such varied discourses as Renaissance drama and seventeenth-century street literature. He is completing a dissertation concerning ceremonial wonder in Shakespeare’s late plays, is working on several articles concerning the seventeenth-century street pamphlets describing marvels and wonders, and has recently taken part in organizing the “Attention/Inattention” graduate conference at the University of Denver (October 2005), which brought together scholars, creative writers, and translators from across North America. Forthcoming articles include “Living Water and Inspiratio” (in Reconstruction). His other publications include short poetry in journals such as Modern Haiku, Tundra, Acorn, and black bough.

Joseph Elie Louis Garreau is Professor of French Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His earlier field of specialization is Romance philology and Old Provençal literature. His current primary interest is in French women writers. A forthcoming article is “D’ailleurs, Djebar,” and he will be presenting a paper on Jeanne Hyvrard at the 2006 Women in French conference. He is also an associate member of L’Académie des Sciences, Belles Lettres et Arts d’Angers. He has been invited to the 2006 interdisciplinary conference organized by the University of Angers on the theme “Les vivants et les morts: Littérature de l’entre-deux mondes” with a paper on Poe entitled “Sonder les profondeurs de l’abîme: Providence et putrescence dans Arthur Gordon Pym.

Paul M. Dover is Assistant Professor of History at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA, specializing in late-medieval and early-modern Italy. He has published several articles on Renaissance statecraft and diplomatic culture, and is currently completing a manuscript on the transformation of diplomatic practice and the figure of the ambassador in fifteenth-century Italy.

Francis A. Dutra is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he specializes in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. He is the author of the forthcoming Military Orders in the Early Modern Portuguese World: The Orders of Christ, Santiago, and Avis in the Variorum Collected Studies Series, which will include nineteen of his previously published articles and chapters on the subject. Among his most recent publications are “The Vieira Family and the Order of Christ,” Luso-Brazilian Review; “New Light on Catherine of Bragança’s Medical Practitioners: The Two António Ferreiras,” Portuguese Studies Review; “New Knights in the Portuguese Order of Santiago during the Mastership of Dom Jorge, 1492-1550,” in the on-line journal eHumanista; “The Order of Santiago in the Age of Pombal” in O Marquês de Pombal e Sua Época; and “A Hard-Fought Struggle for Recognition: Manuel Gonçalves Doria, First-Afro Brazilian to Become a Knight of Santiago,” in The Americas. In 1995, he coedited with João Camilo dos Santos, The Portuguese and the Pacific. He has also contributed forty-four articles to eight different encyclopedias.

Henriette Javorek teaches at the University of Lüneburg in the north of Germany. Her research centers on theater, sociology, cross cultural studies and intercultural communications. Her interest in alternative educational techniques has also led her to develop LSR (Languages, Sports and Relaxation) an energetic language-teaching program that has received acclaim from the press both in the US and in Germany.

Laurence de Looze is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada). He has published an edition and translation of Jean Froissart’s La Prison amoureuse, a study of medieval autobiographical writing entitled The Pseudo-Autobiography in the Fourteenth Century (1997), and has a book forthcoming in 2006 from the University of Toronto Press entitled Manuscript Diversity, Variance, and Meaning in Juan Manuel’s El Conde Lucanor.

Maria Paula Lourenço is Professor of Modern History at the University of Lisbon. She is the author of A Casa e o Estado do Infantado (1654-1706) (1995) and of A Casa das Rainhas de Portugal (1640-1754) (1999). She has published several articles about the household of the Portuguese Queens and Infants and about court society, power elites, and Portuguese state building. She has held visiting positions at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the University of Granada, Humboldt University in Berlin, the University of Dusseldorf, and the Central European University. She is member of the Academia Portuguesa da História.

Patricia W. Manning is Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas. She has a wide range of research interests in early modern Spain including literature, the Society of Jesus, and the Inquisition. Her articles on Miguel de Cervantes’s El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha have appeared in the Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts (JAISA) and Hispania. She is in the final stages of a book project that studies Baltasar Gracián’s allegorical novel El criticón as a paradigm for authorial negotiation of inquisitorial culture.

Robert C. Spires is Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas. He is the author of four scholarly books, La novela española de posguerra: Creacion artistica y experiencia personal (1978), Beyond the Metafictional Mode: Directions in the Modern Spanish Novel (1984), Transparent Simulacra: Spanish Fiction 1902–1926 (1988),and Post-Totalitarian Spanish Fiction (1996), and numerous articles in professional journals. He has been awarded research fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, US-Spanish Joint Committee (Fulbright), Program of Cultural Cooperation between Spain and the US, and the University of Kansas Hall Center for the Humanities. He received the Higuchi Award for outstanding research in the humanities for Kansas institutions of higher learning, the University of Kansas Chancellor’s Teaching Award, and the Mortar Board Outstanding Educator Award. He served as chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Kansas from 1982 until 1992.