Our research on Early Modern Spain is centred on a number of themes or projects.
- Cervantes is central to many of them, and between us we have worked on most aspects of his major prose writings, Don Quijote, the Novelas ejemplares, and Persiles y Sigismunda.
- The origins of the novel is closely related, and studies the development of the novel in early modern Europe from a Spanish perspective.
- The Food and culture strand studies the representation of food in the art and literature of early modern Spain, with considerable emphasis on
- Anglo-Spanish literary relations is concerned with the reception of Spanish literature, especially Cervantes, in England during the Elizabethan and Jacobean
- The Discoveries project looks at documentary accounts of New-World discovery and conquest from 1493 to 1600 and their impact on peninsular
culture in general and prose fiction in particular.
Here is a hierarchical view of the projects we are currently involved in: