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Dana Bultman

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Professor of Spanish Literature
Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Women's Studies
Associate Academic Director, Willson Center for Humanities & Arts

My scholarship examines interfaces between theology and literary genres, social class and gender roles, works by women, and Baroque aesthetics.  Recent publications include the critical edition Francisco de Osuna’s Norte de los estados in Modernized Spanish (2019) and an essay in Religions, "Waste, Exclusion, and the Responsibility of the Rich: A Franciscan Critique of Early Capitalist Europe" (2022). During the pandemic I collaborated with the Georgia Museum of Art for a public talk on the exhibit curated by Nelda Damiano "Power and Piety in 17th Century Spanish Art”.

In courses with students we examine canonical Spanish texts by siglo de oro, or 'Golden Age,' authors, medieval and colonial works, and contemporary reworkings of these traditions, using literary and social theory.  Romance Languages undergraduates and graduate students who wish to become more proficient at primary source research by using UGA's Special Collections archives, such as the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, are welcome to contact me for individual guidance. Regularly taught courses are SPAN 3030 Texts in Global Contexts; SPAN 4040 Literary Adventures in Spain; SPAN 6200 Empire and its Discontents; SPAN 8180 Literary Theory, topics courses in Spanish, and an occasional course in Women's Studies under the ROML prefix. Recent FYO seminars are Life is a Dream: Spain and Modern Art and Working with Rare Books and Manuscripts. Graduate students please read my guidelines for working together.

Research Interests:

Early modern Spain, treatises, conduct books, Franciscan studies, class & gender, works by and about women, Baroque aesthetics.

Selected Publications:

BOOKS

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

  • "Waste, Exclusion, and the Responsibility of the Rich: A Franciscan Critique of Early Capitalist Europe." Religions. 13.9 (2022): 18pp. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13090818

  • "Winds, Heart, and Heat in Premodern Franciscan and Nahua Concepts of 'Soul.'" Colonial Latin American Review. 27.3 (2018): 296-315. https://doi.org/10.1080/10609164.2018.1527525

  • “‘Your Clogs will be My Stairway to Heaven:’ A Wife’s Spiritual Goodness in Francisco de Osuna’s Reformist Dialogue on Marriage, Norte de los estados.” Paradigm Shifts during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance. Ed. Albrecht Classen. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2019: 255-78. 

  • “Social Class.” In Using Primary Sources: A Practical Guide for Students. Ed. Jonathan Hogg. Liverpool University Press and University of Liverpool Library in partnership with KISC, 2017. An Open Access e-textbook.

  • “Jealousy in María de Zayas’s Intercalated Poetry: Lyric Illness and Narrative Cure.” In Golden Age Poetry in Motion. Eds. Jean Andrews and Isabel Torres. Woodbridge, England: Tamesis, 2014: 145-163.

  • “Conceptualización de la naturaleza creativa: Góngora y Luis Martín de la Plaza en Flores de poetas ilustres (1605).” In Los géneros poéticos del Siglo de Oro: Centros y periferias. Eds. Rodrigo Cacho Casal y Anne Holloway. Woodbridge, England: Tamesis, 2013: 295-312.

  • “Humanist and Mystical Understanding in Luis de León’s ‘Noche serena’ and John of the Cross’s ‘La noche oscura.’” In Approaches to Teaching Teresa of Avila and the Spanish Mystics. Ed. Alison Weber. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009: 232-239.

  • “Fray Luis de León.” In Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 318: Sixteenth-Century Spanish Writers. Ed. Gregory B. Kaplan. Columbia, SC: Bruccoli, Clarke & Layman, Inc., 2006: 138-146.

  • “Sixteenth-Century Spanish Humanism.” In Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 318: Sixteenth-Century Spanish Writers. Ed. Gregory B. Kaplan. Columbia, SC: Bruccoli, Clarke & Layman, Inc., 2006: 296-304.

  • “The Early Modern Sonnet's Lessons of Petrarchism and Militarism.” Ed. Edward Friedman. Calíope 11.2 (2005): 33-43.

  • “Góngora’s Invocation of Prudente Cónsul: Censorship and Humanist Doubts about his Lyric Language.” Hispanófila 142 (2004): 1-19.

  • “Scripted Oralities circa 1607-1617: Language and Intention in Góngora’s Las firmezas de Isabela and Lope’s Lo fingido verdadero.” Bulletin of the Comediantes 55.1 (2003): 47-67.

  • “Shipwreck as Heresy: Placing Góngora’s Poetry in the Wake of Renaissance Epic, Fray Luis and the Christian Kabbala.” Hispanic Review 70.3 (2002): 413-432.

Articles Featuring Dana Bultman
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 6:26pm

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