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Xavier Tubau


Xavier Tubau
Xavier Tubau

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Christian A. Johnson Hall 218
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
Exploring Hispanic Texts
Conversation on Hispanic Cultures

Research Interests

Spanish Literature
Italian Humanism
History of Political Thought

Distinctions

  • The Class of 1966 Career Development Award, Hamilton College, 2015
  • Emerson Foundation Grant for Summer Research, Hamilton College (with Elana Van Arnam ’17)
  • Research Travel Grant, Catalan Government, Spain, 2007, 2012
  • Doctorate Award in Spanish Philology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 2008
  • Graduation Award in Spanish Philology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 2004

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

  • “La poesía de Alfonso Álvarez Guerrero: arte mayor al servicio del imperio.” e-Spania. Revue interdisciplinaire d'études hispaniques mediévales et modernes. 13 (2012).
  • “Canon law in Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda’s Democrates secundus.” Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance. 73 (2011): 265-77.
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  • “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

  • “Modern History in Nannini's (1557) and Belleforest’s Anthologies (1573).” Anthologies of Historiographical Speeches from the Antiquity to the Renaissance. Ed. Juan Carlos Iglesias Zoido and Victoria Pineda. Leiden: Brill. Forthcoming.
  • “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

Honors Theses Advisor, spring 2014-present
Spanish Majors Advisor, fall 2014-present
Medieval/Renaissance Studies Committee, fall 2014-present
Humanities Organizing Committee, spring 2014-present
Spanish Club Advisor, fall 2013-spring 2015

Professional Affiliations

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

Appointed to the Faculty: 2013

Educational Background

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

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