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Mediterranean Studies 19 (2010)


Contents

 

  1. Glenn W. Olsen, Reflections on a Giotto Exhibit: Does Joseph Ratzinger’s The Spirit of the Liturgy Satisfactorily Draw the Liturgical Differences between East and West in the Late Middle Ages?
  2. Enrique Rodríguez-Picavea, The Military Orders and the War of Granada (1350–1492)
  3.  Stefan Stantchev, Devedo: The Venetian Response to Sultan Mehmed II in the Venetian-Ottoman Conflict of 1462–79
  4. Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes,  “Bound with wond’rous beauty”: Eastern Codices in the Library  of Federico da Montefeltro
  5. Margaux Deroux, The Blackness Within: Early Modern Color-Concept, Physiology and Aaron the Moor in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus
  6. Richard Raspa, Encouraging Whistle Berries: Paradoxical Intervention in The Taming of the Shrew
  7. Frances Nicol Teague, Seeing to Things in Volpone
  8. Corinee Guy, Dekker and Middleton’s Carnivalized Societies and the Sexually Grotesque in The Honest Whore, Part 1 and 2 and Women Beware Women
  9. Paolo Girardelli, Between Rome and Istanbul: Architecture and Material Culture of a Franciscan Convent in the Ottoman Capital
  10. Tracie Amend, The Display of Al-Andalus in Francisco Villaespesa’s El Alcazar de las perlas (1911): Theatrical Regeneration through Glorified History
  11. Robert G. Collmer, A Twisted Trail: Borges and Me (and Eco and Theroux)      

 


About the Contributors:

Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Stavanger, Norway. She is editor of the volume, Cultural Exchange between the Low Countries and Italy, 1400-1600 (Brepols, 2007). Her primary research focuses on the cultural contacts between Italy and northern Europe during the early modern period. She has published on the painters Piero della Francesca, Raphael, Giovanni Bellini and more recently on Ambrogio Bergognone in the volume, Culture figurative a confronto tra Fiandre e Italia dal XV al XVII secolo. She is also co-author of a CD ROM entitled, Art et Science: Peintures et Enluminures au Laboratoire, a project for the French Ministry of Culture.

Tracie Amend is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Wayne State College in northeast Nebraska. Tracie received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas as a specialist in the literature (and specifically theater) of Spain. Her interest and experience in the performing arts leads to several interdisciplinary projects, including a recent performance of post-Franco one-acts at Wayne State College. She has recently published an article in Hispanófila entitled “Medieval ‘History’ and Modern Anxiety: Antonio García Gutiérrez’s Tragedy El rey monge (1837).” She is currently working towards the publication of her manuscript “The Adulteress in Spanish Tragedy (1830-1930).” Future topics of research include the use of the female body in Romantic theater and female homosociality on the contemporary Spanish stage.

Robert G. Collmer is emeritus distinguished professor of English at Baylor University. He has specialized in English literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and has done research in Spanish and Dutch. He has taught in various universities in the United States and held administrative positions, for instance, for thirteen years serving as the graduate dean at Baylor. His overseas university appointments have been in Mexico, Paraguay, Holland, and Jordan. His articles in English and Spanish have appeared in various publications, e.g., JEGP, N&Q (New Series), Neophilologus, English Studies (Netherlands), Humanitas (Mexico), Comparative Literature Studies, Revue de Littérature Comparée, and Connotations. With A. G. H. Bachrach he translated and edited from Dutch and French The English Journals of Lodewijck Huygens (1982). A collector of rare books, especially illustrated editions, with emphasis on early Dutch, of Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, he edited Bunyan in Our Time (1989).

Margaux DeRoux is a graduate student at the University of Kansas. Her primary focus is literary theory, with a special interest in the intersection between language, art, and culture. Her recent research focuses on the use of interdisciplinary tactics to teach early modern English drama.

Paolo Girardelli is a member of the History Department, Bogazici University, Istanbul. He is an architectural historian with a special interest in the complex, multi-cultural heritage of the eastern Mediterranean in the late Ottoman period. He has published internationally on this topic while delivering conference papers and lectures in Europe, the Middle East, North America, Indonesia, and Japan. He is currently working on a project on the space of diplomacy in Istanbul: The Architecture of the Eastern Question, focused on the changing image of the European embassy buildings in the Ottoman capital from the late-eighteenth to the early-twentieth centuries. This project, sponsored initially by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, was recently awarded a grant by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. His main publications include “Architecture, Identity and Liminality: On the Use and Meaning of Catholic Spaces in Late Ottoman Istanbul” (Muqarnas 22, 2005) and “Sheltering Diversity: Levantine Architecture in late Ottoman Istanbul”(Multicultural Spaces and Urban Fabrics in the South and Eastern Mediterranean, ed. M. Cerasi et al., Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft, 2007).

Corinee Guy, a doctoral graduate from The University of Kansas, is a teaching assistant professor at East Carolina University where she teaches Major British Authors, Women’s Literature, and English Composition. Her dissertation, The Female Grotesque amid the Carnival of Renaissance Drama, discussed transgressive women and the milieu producing them. She is currently working on the topic of torture and the female.

Glenn W. Olsen is Professor of Medieval History emeritus in the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He has published in ancient and medieval intellectual and ecclesiastical history as well as the history of sexuality and various topics in contemporary theology, philosophy, and political thought. His most recent book is The Turn to Transcendence: The Role of Religion in the Twenty-First Century (Washington, DC, 2010). A book, Of Sodomites, Effeminates, Androgynes, and Hermaphrodites: Sodomy in the Age of Peter Damian, is in press (Toronto). He has received Fulbright, ACLS and NEH grants.

Richard Raspa is Professor of English at Wayne State University in Detroit, and adjunct professor in the School of Medicine where he regularly team-teaches a suite of courses with an emergency care physician in medical humanities. He has published in early modern literature, folklore, organizational culture, and medical humanities.

Enrique Rodríguez-Picavea is Profesor Titular of Medieval History at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and is the author of fifteen books and more than seventy articles. He has directed a number of research teams, and has won the Extraordinary Award Doctoral, the Research Award “Conde de Cedillo” and the Research Award “Fernando Jiménez de Gregorio.” Among his books are: La formación del feudalismo en la meseta meridional castellana. Los señoríos de la Orden de Calatrava en los siglos XII-XIII, (Madrid, 1994); Las Órdenes Militares y la frontera: la contribución de las Órdenes a la delimitación de la jurisdicción territorial de Castilla en el siglo XII (Madrid, 1995); La villa y la tierra de Talavera en la plena Edad Media. Orígenes, consolidación y desarrollo de un concejo de realengo (siglos XI-XIII) (Toledo, 1996); La villa y la tierra de Maqueda en la Edad Media. Evolución de un concejo toledano desde el realengo hasta el final del señorío calatravo (siglos XI-XV), (Toledo, 1996); Documentos para el estudio de la Orden de Calatrava en la meseta meridional castellana (1102-1302) (Madrid, 1999); La Corona de Castilla en la Edad Media (Madrid, 2000); La Corona de Aragón en la Edad Media, 2nd ed. (Madrid, 2006); Toledo y las tres culturas, 4th ed. (Madrid, 2007) (with Olga Pérez Monzón); and Orígenes y desarrollo de la señorialización en la villa de Talavera y su tierra (siglos XIII-XV) (Toledo, 2007).