Viajeros, crónicas de Indias y épica colonialÁngel Delgado, Antonio Lorente Medina, Bernat Hernández, Elio Vélez, Ignacio Arellano, José Elías Gutiérrez Meza, Mariela Insúa y Jesús Menéndez Peláez (eds.), Martín Zulaica López, Martina Vinatea, Trinidad Barrera
This collective volume brings together a dozen works focused on three thematic lines: transatlantic journeys, the chronicles of the Indies and the colonial epic poetry, which are approached from different critical and interdisciplinary perspectives. They are analyzed from general aspects like the necessity of a pertinent philological annotation of the epic, the chronicles and other Indian texts, or the fundamental paper of Colon and Cortes in the configuration of the toponymy of Indias, until the comment of particular relations like the one of Gaspar de Carvajal or the Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez de Sigüenza y Góngora. Approximations are also offered to specific travelers such as the Dominican Fray Miguel de Aguirre and the controversial Bartolomé de las Casas, and to specific questions such as the presence of the brigantine in the conquest and occupation of Mexico. As for the epic genre in the American context, interpretations are provided on the poem Vida de Santa Rosa of Oviedo y Herrera; the curious Hispanic and Latin poem of Rodrigo de Valdés or El Bernardo of Balbuena. The volume is closed with a coda on travelers of Cervantes lineage and their peregrinations.
Mariela Insúa is a researcher and secretary of the Golden Century Research Group (GRISO) of the University of Navarra and Editor of Hipogrifo. Magazine of literature and culture of the Golden Age. Specialist in the work of Fernández de Lizardi, also has publications about the Spanish Golden Age, contemporary Spanish novel and Spanish American literature.
Jesús Menéndez Peláez has been professor of Spanish literature and dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Oviedo. In his long career as a teacher and as a researcher he has participated in many research projects and published numerous works on Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.