Putting it About: Social Rights and Wrongs in Spain in the Long Nineteenth Century
Alison Sinclair
Selected Essays 323 September 2019

  • ‘Noteworthy not only for its rich and diverse topics, but also for its clear organization and unity. Its three parts complement each other to form a cohesive, thought- provoking volume. Ultimately, this book offers readers a point of access to the superb scholarship Sinclair is known for in the profession, and it will undoubtedly prove to be an excellent resource for students, scholars and researchers for years to come.’ — Nicolás Fernández-Medina, Bulletin of Spanish Studies 97.9, October 2020, 1553-1554 (full text online)

Spanish Culture from Romanticism to the Present: Structures of Feeling
Jo Labanyi
Selected Essays 1123 September 2019

  • ‘There is much in this book to celebrate—multiple topics, angles, issues and theories addressed in order to focus us on ‘ways of thinking about Spanish culture’, where ‘culture’ means literature, cinema, painting and photography, with (perhaps) history, historical memory, feminism, gender, race, nation formation, modernity and politics added to the mix.... Some of these essays are already classic studies that have influenced the way we think about certain literary periods or texts. Labanyi combines theory with specificity, details from the works studied inserted (or viewed through) various theoretical constructs. She claims to search for ‘moments of contradiction or incoherence’ in literature that often point to ‘something important’ (6), a claim fully realized in this book.’ — David T. Gies, Bulletin of Spanish Studies 98.3, 2021, 485-87