The UC Comparative Iberian Studies Working Group brings together twelve University of California faculty members representing six campuses (Davis, Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Merced), plus two non-UC faculty members, to discuss how peninsular literary and cultural studies might be reimagined – and reinvigorated – “from the Iberian margin.” We aim to bring Spanish/Castilian literature, which has historically formed the core of the peninsular studies canon, into dialogue with writers, texts and cultural documents from the Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, Basque, and North African-immigrant traditions. Our goals are to facilitate discussion across Iberian languages and literatures between group members, and to model a form of peninsular studies that is multilingual, multifocal, and driven by dialogue.
On May 4, 2012, we will host a public symposium, “Other Iberias: Comparative Iberian Studies,” at UC Davis. UC Comparative Iberian Studies is generously supported for 2011-12 by the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI).
Robert Patrick Newcomb (Principal Investigator, UC Davis)
Marta Altisent (UC Davis)
Emilie Bergmann (UC Berkeley)
Silvia Bermúdez (UC Santa Barbara)
John Dagenais (UC Los Angeles)
Roberta Lee Johnson (UC Los Angeles / University of Kansas)
Adrienne Martín (UC Davis)
Cristina Martínez-Carazo (UC Davis)
Viola Miglio (UC Santa Barbara)
Gonzalo Navajas (UC Irvine)
Cristián Ricci (UC Merced)
Harvey Sharrer (UC Santa Barbara)
Parissa Tadrissi (Sonoma State University)
Maite Zubiaurre (UC Los Angeles)