Session Title

Iberian Borders and Beyond: Medieval Liminalities in Conversation

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Univ. of Texas-El Paso

Organizer Name

Matthew V. Desing

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-El Paso

Presider Name

Matthew V. Desing

Paper Title 1

Alfonso X's Imagined Mediterranean Empire: Shipwrecks, Storms and Pirates in the Cantigas de santa María

Presenter 1 Name

Nico Parmley

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Whitman College

Paper Title 2

Mudarra González and the Birth of a Mestizo Spain

Presenter 2 Name

Rebeca Castellanos

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Grand Valley State Univ.

Paper Title 3

Rhetoric of Liminal Power: Text and Context of Don Juan Manuel's Conde Lucanor

Presenter 3 Name

Ana Adams

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Gustavus Adolphus College

Paper Title 4

A Different Orientation: The Reception of Spanish Narratives of Travel to the East, Then and Now

Presenter 4 Name

Nidia M. Reyes

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-El Paso

Start Date

14-5-2015 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1060

Description

This session proposes both to examine borders within a medieval Iberian context and explore connections between such borders and those beyond the Iberian Peninsula. The deffinition of borders will be broad and could include not only physical and socio-political borders, but also borders of conceptual categories and identities. It is hoped that the session will be a fertile ground for comparative work. While one avenue of comparisons could include congruous constructions of liminality between Iberia and other parts of the medieval world, another could include temporal comparisons between medieval Iberian liminalities and those that were adapted and/or constructed within the colonial experiences of the Iberian kingdoms as they expanded into other parts of Europe, Africa, and the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Matthew V. Desing

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May 14th, 3:30 PM

Iberian Borders and Beyond: Medieval Liminalities in Conversation

Fetzer 1060

This session proposes both to examine borders within a medieval Iberian context and explore connections between such borders and those beyond the Iberian Peninsula. The deffinition of borders will be broad and could include not only physical and socio-political borders, but also borders of conceptual categories and identities. It is hoped that the session will be a fertile ground for comparative work. While one avenue of comparisons could include congruous constructions of liminality between Iberia and other parts of the medieval world, another could include temporal comparisons between medieval Iberian liminalities and those that were adapted and/or constructed within the colonial experiences of the Iberian kingdoms as they expanded into other parts of Europe, Africa, and the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Matthew V. Desing