Iberian Connections vocation is to explore ways to do innovative research in our fields. In order to do so, scholars increasingly position themselves not only in the field —but also in the world. During this semester, we are going to include new research from both younger and well settled scholars who want to locate themselves and their object of study in new parameters, with the purpose of reorienting our cultural perspectives.
Session 01 — November 9, 2021 — 1:00 pm
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Doro-Micona: Cervantes’ troubles in representation
Following on the steps of one of our guests, Cornesha Tweede, this session intends to analyze the “combined character” of DoroMicona, with the purpose of understanding how Cervantes also combines tropes and narrative elements that can be studied with intersectional perspectives. Doing so, we will be able to put in contact Cervantes representational interests with specific “signifiers in African Culture” (Tweede). This session will open up new and productive perspectives in the study of Cervantes literary work, and his troubles in representation.
Session 02 — November 16, 2021 — 1:00 pm
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Health and Healing
In this session we will be in a dialogue with the editors and the contributors for the volume Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective (2021). this dialogue will entail a critical approach to the questions of popular medicine and the transmission of medical knowledge, in the understanding that such critical approach needs to take into account a critique of how History and Cultural Studies deal with gender studies in the Early Modern period.
GuestsMargaret Boyle Emily Colbert Cairns Patricia W. Manning Barbara Mujica Sarah E. Owens Karen Stolley Carolin Schmitz María Luz López Terrada Nicole Parisina Basile
ArticlesHealth and Healing — Boyle Breastfeeding in Public? — Colbert Cairns Work and Health — Manning Chronicles of Pain — Mujica Convent and Medicine — Owens Leche and Lagartijas — Stolley Healing in Madrid
Session 03 — December 1, 2021 — 2:30 pm
HQ 207, Yale University, and zoom: https://yale.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclcOigrj8iHNVcmlblvNNTAmWOsTjUl22W Open or Close
Republics of Difference
This session takes position inside of a given space in which political and legal negotiations take into account the institutional differences among the subjects within that space. How to deal with the interfering jurisdictions of all the institutions governing such a plural space? How to make sense of the Cercado itself? We will discuss, in this session, problems of legal practice and overlapping jurisdictions, racial and confessional difference, and the agency of Indigenous laborers.