Iberianism and Crisis: Spain and Portugal at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
"Iberianism" refers to a minority intellectual current which emerged in Spain and Portugal during the mid-nineteenth century and developed in step with the Iberian Peninsula’s successive crises. Iberianism sought to upend the peninsula’s political and intellectual status quo by advocating closer ties between the two peninsular kingdoms, and more equitable relations between the Spanish state’s constituent regions, including Castile, Catalonia, Basque Country, and Galicia.
Robert Patrick Newcomb’s Iberianism and Crisis examines how prominent peninsular essay writers and public intellectuals, active around the turn of the twentieth century, looked to Iberianism to address a succession of political, economic, and social crises that shook the Spanish and Portuguese states to their foundations. Bringing into dialogue prominent fin-de-siècle peninsular literary intellectuals, including Joan Maragall, Oliveira Martins, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Antero de Quental, and Miguel de Unamuno, Newcomb engages in a comparative analysis of textual sources across national and regional borders, languages, and literary canons.
- Series: Toronto Iberic
- World Rights
- Page Count: 264 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.1in x 9.1in
"Iberianism and Crisis does something unique for a scholarly study: It excavates an anachronism in a way that offers perspective on the present, brilliantly showing at every step the enormous value of crossing disciplinary boundaries in the pursuit of broader humanistic and intercultural understanding."
Brian Cope, The College of Wooster
"Iberianism and Crisis is a major contribution to research in the field of Iberian studies. Working in several linguistic, cultural, and national traditions with impressive ease, Robert Patrick Newcomb’s approach to Iberian studies is multifaceted. Iberianism and Crisis not only gives a comprehensive critical history of how the thought and writing of some of the central literary and intellectual peninsular figures of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century were informed by Iberianism, but it also explores a more conceptual question that investigates the connections between Iberianism and crisis. Newcomb makes this critical history relevant to present concerns about the future directions of the emerging field of Iberian studies, and the subsequent replacement of academic Hispanism with Iberian studies."
Estela Vieira, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University, Bloomington
"An intelligent contribution to the ongoing challenge of forging the academic field of Iberian Studies, Newcomb's book presents the emergence of Iberian thinking, or "Iberismo," in connection with local, regional, and European trends of fin-de-siècle crisis while, at the same time, inviting us to think beyond the conjunctures that have tended to exclude some regions of the Iberian Peninsula in the struggle against the cultural hegemony of Castilian Spain."
Ana Paula Ferreira, Professor of Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota
Author InformationRobert Patrick Newcomb is an associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Davis.
Table of contents
Iberianism in a Time of Crisis
Discourses of Crisis in Fin-de-Siècle Spain and Portugal
Iberianism as a Response to Peninsular Crisis
Iberianism as Critical History
Antero de Quental, Iberista: A Portuguese Iberianist, the Geração de 70, and the Sexenio Democrático in Spain
Antero de Quental, Iberian Federalist: Portugal Perante a Revolução de Espanha
Causas da Decadência dos Povos Peninsulares as an Iberianist Text
The Afterlife of Iberianism in Antero de Quental
"A Ribbon of Silver": Representations of the Portuguese-Galician Border at the Fin de Siècle
Oliveira Martins: Dismembering Galicia
Emilia Pardo Bazán: Invincible Affinity
Miguel de Unamuno: Galician Nature and the Iberian Dialectic
Miguel de Unamuno: A Peninsula of Flesh and Bone
Miguel de Unamuno, Lusófilo and Iberianist
Iberia as a Dialectical Unity
Portugal and Spain, Flesh and Bone
Dialectical Unity, Corporeal Ties
Joan Maragall: Iberian Hymns from Catalonia
The Prismatic Man: Maragall as Catalan, Spaniard, and Iberian
Maragall’s Fragmentary Iberianism
Maragall and Unamuno in Dialogue: Europeanization and "Another Spain"
The Iberianist Legacy: Salvador de Madariaga reads Oliveira Martins
Salvador de Madariaga: Iberian Federalist and Liberal Heretic
Madariaga and the Publication of A History of Iberian Civilization
Iberian Unity and Variety: Madariaga and Oliveira Martins Compared
From Hispanism to Iberian Studies
Iberian Studies and the Shadow of Iberianism
Subjects and Courses