Carlos Heusch Micro-Seminar: “Theory and Literary Practices in the Iberian Middle Ages: The Age of Don Juan Manuel”

Dr. Carlos Heusch is the fall semester Iberian Connections Scholar-in-Residence. His micro-seminar, “The Theory and Literary Practices in the Iberian Middle Ages: The Age of Don Juan Manuel” will consist of two sessions.

The Theory and Literary Practices in the Iberian Middle Ages: The Age of Don Juan Manuel

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Session 1, “The Practical Palimpsest of Theory”, Thursday, October 13, 5:30-7:30 in HQ 133

Session 2, “The Reinvention of Fiction”, Tuesday, October 18, 5:30-7:30 in HQ 133

Dr. Carlos Heusch, Full Professor of Medieval Hispanic Studies, is currently Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon. He is a member of CIHAM (UMR 5648 of the CNRS) and editor of the journals Cahiers d’Études hispaniques médiévales and Atalaya. Revue d’études romanes. He is an alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure Saint Cloud Fontenay, “Agrégé” in Spanish and Doctor in Romance studies from the University Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle (1993). In 1999 he defended his “accreditation to supervise research” (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches”) at the University of Montpellier 3 Paul-Valéry, after which he became Full Professor at that university after being Associate Professor there for six years. In 2005, he was awarded the chair of Hispanic Medieval Studies at the prestigious École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. In 2018, he was promoted to the “Exceptional Class” of Professors by the National Council of Universities (Conseil National des Universités, CNU). At the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, he is in charge of the CIHAM’s Seminar of Medieval Hispanic Studies, together with other medievalist colleagues and a group of PhD students who work with him. His research deals with issues of cultural history in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Castile, in particular university culture and its dissemination in civil society. He has worked particularly on great texts or authors from the end of the Castilian Middle Ages, such as El libro de buen amor, don Juan Manuel and La Celestina on which he published the book L’invention de Rojas: La Célestine (Paris: PUF, 2008). He is also the author of the film The Cid sung by Antoni Rossell (2016) a one and a half hour film that retraces, in the studio and on the very site of the chanson de geste, the extraordinary sung interpretation of the Poema de Mio Cid by the medievalist and musicologist from Barcelona Antoni Rossell.

Event time: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 7:30pm
Humanities Quadrangle, Room 132 See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511