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Xavier Tubau


Xavier Tubau
Xavier Tubau

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Christian A. Johnson Hall 204
315-859-4303

Xavier Tubau’s current research explores different types of political propaganda during the empire of Charles V. At Hamilton, he teaches courses on contemporary and early modern Spanish literature and culture. He received his doctorate in Spanish literature from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2008 and was a “Ramón y Cajal” Postdoctoral Fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona before coming to Hamilton in 2013.

Recent Courses Taught

Conquest and Colonialism in the Americas
Early Modern Spanish Drama: Aesthetics, Ideology and Society
Introductory Study of Latin American Literature
War, Peace, and Diplomacy in Early Modern Spain

Research Interests

Literatures and cultures of medieval and early modern Iberia

Distinctions

  • Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, 2016
  • Mayers Fellowship, The Huntington Library, 2016
  • Central New York Humanities Corridor Grant from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (co-PI), 2016
  • The Class of 1963 Faculty Fellowship, Hamilton College, 2015
  • The Class of 1966 Career Development Award, Hamilton College, 2015
  • Emerson Foundation Grant for Summer Research, Hamilton College (with Elana Van Arnam ’17), 2015

Selected Publications

Books

  • Co-authored with Pedro Conde Parrado. La Expostulatio Spongiae en defensa de Lope de Vega. Barcelona: Gredos, 2015.
  • Erasmo mediador. Política y religión en los primeros años de la Reforma. Valladolid: Universidad de Valladolid, 2012.
  • Una polémica literaria: Lope de Vega y Diego de Colmenares. Madrid: Iberoamericana; Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert, 2007.

Journal Articles

  • “Hispanic Conciliarism and the Imperial Politics of Reform on the Eve of the Council of Trent.” Renaissance Quarterly 70 (2017): 897-934.
  • “Canon law in Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda’s Democrates secundus.” Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance. 73 (2011): 265-77.
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  • “El Consilium cuiusdam de Erasmo y el plan de un tribunal de arbitraje.” Humanistica Lovaniensia 60 (2011): 99-136.
  • “Las alianzas a la luz del derecho canónico: el Tractatus dialogicus de confoederatione principum et potentatum (c. 1495) de Juan López de Segovia.” Anuario de Estudios Medievales 40 (2010): 537- 63.
  • “El De doctrina christiana de San Agustín y las retóricas sagradas españolas del siglo XVI.” Criticón 107 (2009): 29-55.
  • “Los sentidos internos en la prosa medieval castellana (a propósito de Alfonso el Sabio y Juan de Mena).” Traditio 62 (2007): 285-315.

Chapter Books

  • “Humanism, the Bible and Erasmus’ Moral World Order.” In Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: Chinese and European Origins of a Rule of Law for World Order, edited by Anthony Carty and Janne Nijman, 114-31. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • “Modern History in Nannini's and Belleforest’s Anthologies.” In Rearranging the Tesserae: Anthologies of Historiographical Speeches from Antiquity to Early Modern Times, edited by Juan Carlos Iglesias Zoido and Victoria Pineda, 300-18. Leiden: Brill, 2017.
  • “La censura del conciliarismo en el siglo XVI: Alfonso Álvarez Guerrero y su tratado sobre el concilio general.” Las razones del censor. Control  ideológico y censura de libros en la primera Edad Moderna. Ed. Cesc Esteve. Bellaterra: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2013. 115-35.
  • “Derecho, política y propaganda: los juristas y el imperio de Carlos V.” La escondida senda. Estudios en homenaje a Alberto Blecua. Ed. Eugenia Fosalba and Gonzalo Pontón. Madrid: Castalia, 2012. 121-45.
  • “Los derechos de los indígenas y la tradición jurídica medieval.” Tierras prometidas: de la colonia a la independencia. Ed. Bernat Castany et al. Barcelona: Centro para la Edición de los Clásicos Españoles-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2011. 399-426.
  • La Dorotea: A Prose Tragicomedy.” A Companion to Lope de Vega. Ed. Alexander Samson and Jonathan Thacker. London: Tamesis Books, 2008. 256-65.

Scholarly Editions

  • Lope de Vega, El sembrar en buena tierra (introduced and co-edited with María Morrás). In Comedias de Lope de Vega. Parte X. 3 vols. Ed. María Morrás and Ramón Valdés. Lleida: Milenio, 2011. 3: 1043-1180.
  • Lope de Vega, El animal de Hungría (edited with an introduction). In Comedias de Lope de Vega. Parte IX, 3 vols. Ed. Marco Presotto. Lleida: Milenio, 2007. 2: 559-693.

College Service

Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain, General Director, 2017-present
Emerson Grant Program, Reviewer, 2017
Search Committee for a Visiting Assistant Professor position, 2013-14, 2017
Search Committee for an Assistant Professor position, 2016-17
Subcommittee on Languages, Committee of Academic Policy, 2016-17
Language Center Advisory Committee, 2014, 2016-present
Medieval/Renaissance Studies Committee, 2014-present
Spanish Majors Advisor, 2014-present
Honors Theses Advisor, 2014-present
Humanities Organizing Committee, 2014-16
Spanish Club Advisor, 2013-15

Professional Affiliations

American Historical Association (AHA), 2017-present
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC), 2015-present
Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry (SRBHP), 2015-present
Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (ASPHS), 2014-present
Renaissance Society of America (RSA), 2014-present
Modern Language Association (MLA), 2013-present

Appointed to the Faculty: 2013

Educational Background

Ph.D., Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
B.A., Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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