European Studies Group to host lecture on the early modern Spanish empire, April 26

The European Studies Group will host a lecture on, "Writing the Early Modern Spanish Empire in the Pacific." Featuring guest speaker Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, the talk will explore the Spanish presence in the Philippines in the 16th and 17th centuries.

This event is free and open to the public, and will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in 315 Phillips Hall.

Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez is an associate professor specializing in early modern Spanish literature. She has published articles on Christian-Muslim relations in the Mediterranean during the 16th and 17th centuries, and a book exploring Spanish textual manifestations of the phenomenon of captivity during this period (Letras liberadas. Cautiverio, escritura y subjetividad en el Mediterráneo de la época imperial española. Madrid: Visor Libros, 2013).

She is currently writing a book on Spanish presence in the Philippines during the first centuries of Spain's colonial rule of the archipelago, and preparing a critical edition of the Libro de cassos impensados, by Alonso de Salamanca. She completed a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 and is currently finishing a second Ph.D. at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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