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RESEARCH PROJECTS

You might be interested in these research projects, kindly funded by the FWF Austrian Science Fund

EL CALDERÓN CÓMICO. THE MEANING OF PURE THEATRE

Calderón’s comical comedies deserve being re-read, they are much more than just entertainment. I am glad to count on the collaboration of Dr. María Ortega, Dr. Simon Kroll and Prof. Christopher Laferl. Our favourite comedies: Mejor está que estaba, La selva confusa, La banda y la flor, Las manos blancas no ofenden, Los empeños de un acaso.

THE INTERPRETATION OF CHILDBIRTH IN EARLY MODERN SPAIN

Pregnancy, childbirth, the grim and wonderful business of procreation: these topics are related to all other fields of society. In 17th century Spain childbirth was accompanied and guided by symbols, rituals, images and stories. It is this cultural side of obstetrics we propose to explore assuming that the body cannot be explained without the mind.

 

COLLABORATORS

Alice Dulmovits, Hannah Fischer-Monzón, Nina Kremmel, Clara Bonet Ponce, Jesús M. Usunáriz, Simon Kroll, Sabrina Grohsebner, Christian Standhartinger, Marie Christin Radinger, Cristina Tabernero, Fernando Sanz-Lázaro, Karin Fuchs, Roció Martínez, Mandy Vondra, Pilar Panero

RECENT WRITING

 

UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS

  • Dar tiempo al tiempo, Marzo 2021

 

TEACHING

Summer term 2021

  • Bautizos, bodas, entierros. Fiestas y redes sociales
  • Sources, Methods and Questions in Cultural Studies
  • La cultura hispánica y sus ritmos de vida
  • Lectures on family and kinship
  • Literary theory and creative writing