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Dr Rosa Vidal-Doval, BA, MA, PhD (Manchester)

Rosa

Lecturer in Spanish Medieval Literature and Culture

Email: r.vidal@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8430
Room Number: Arts One 1.26
Office Hours: Semester 1: Tuesdays 2-3 and Thursdays 1-2

Profile

I work mainly on late medieval Spanish history, particularly on the role of texts in religious persecution. I am currently working on two main projects. The first is an edition and English translation of Alonso de Espina's Fortalitium fidei in collaboration with Anthony John Lappin. The second is a study of the phenomenon of conversion from Judaism to Christianity in late medieval and early modern Spain.

Research

Publications

Books

  • 'Misera Hispania': Jews and 'Conversos' in Alonso de Espina's 'Fortalitium fidei', Medium Aevum Monographs, 31 (Oxford: The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature, 2013). [publisher's website]

Edited volumes and special issues

  • Hacia una poética del sermón, co-edited with Rebeca Sanmartí­n Bastida & Barry Taylor (= Revista de poética medieval, 24 (2010)). [pdf]

  • Las metamorfosis de la alegorí­a: discurso y sociedad en la Pení­nsula Ibérica desde la Edad Media hasta la Edad Contemporánea, co-edited with Rebeca Sanmartí­n Bastida (Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert; Iberoamericana: Madrid, 2005). [publisher's website]

Articles and book chapters

  • ‘Conversion and Community in Juan Luis Vives’ On the Truth of the Christian Faith’, forthcoming.

  • ‘Discernment of Spirits and Spiritual Authority in Vincent Ferrer’s Tractatus de vita spirituali’, forthcoming.

  • 'La matriz medieval de la disidencia en Castilla: la herejí­a judaizante y la controversia sobre los conversos', in Disidencia religiosa en Castilla la Nueva en el siglo XVI, ed. by Ignacio J. Garcí­a Pinilla (Toledo: Almud, 2013), pp. 13-28. [publisher's website]

  • "'Nos soli sumus christiani': Conversos in the Texts of the Toledo Rebellion of 1449", in Medieval Hispanic Studies in Memory of Alan Deyermond, ed. Andrew M. Beresford, Louise M. Haywood & Julian Weiss (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2013), pp. 215-36. [publisher's website]

  • 'Predicación y persuasión: Vicente Ferrer en Castilla, 1411-1412', in Hacia una poética del sermón, co-edited with Rebeca Sanmartí­n Bastida & Barry Taylor (= Revista de poética medieval, 24 (2010)), 225-43. [pdf]

  • 'Erotismo, amor y violencia en Celestina: consideraciones a la luz de La llama doble', Celestinesca, 33 (2009), 233-45. [pdf]

  • 'El muro en el Oeste y La Fortaleza de la Fe: alegorí­as de la exclusión de minorí­as en la Castilla del siglo XV', in Las metamorfosis de la alegorí­a: discurso y sociedad en la Pení­nsula Ibérica desde la Edad Media hasta la Edad Contemporánea, co-edited with Rebeca Sanmartí­n Bastida (Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert; Iberoamericana: Madrid, 2005), pp. 143-68. [publisher's website]

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