John Dagenais, Professor
University of California, Los Angeles
Medieval Iberian Literatures and Cultures (Castilian, Catalan, Galician-Portuguese, Latin, Occitan), Manuscript Culture, The Mediterranean, Medieval/Postcolonial, Medieval Art and Architecture, Digital Humanities, Pilgrimage and the Camiño de Santiago
- Fall Quarter 2013
- Winter Quarter 2014
- Spring Quarter 2014
- Summer 2014
- "BARCELONA: The Story of a City, Its Art and Cultures," UCLA Travel Study Program
- Tentative dates: June 23-July 17, 2014
Current Activities and Research:
- Discussant. Session on "The Ethics of Reading in Islamic Manuscript Culture." Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, New Orleans, October 10-13, 2013.
- "Junípero Serra's Mallorcan Classnotes on Ramon Llull." Junipero Serra: Context and Representation, 1713 to 2013, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, September 20-21, 2013.
- "Apostasy and Literary History: The Case of Anselm Abdallah."
2013 Comparative Iberian Studies Symposium, May 16-17, 2013, UC Santa Barbara
- "Ad Significationem Sepulchri: A 12th-Century Easter Play and Concert," Performed in the Romanesque Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela by UCLA Sounds (UCLA Visualization Portal, March 12, 2013)
- Roundtable on "Digital Scholarship and New Cultures of Research." Cultures of Research and Inquiry. Western Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting (UC Merced, October 25-26, 2012). Western Humanities Alliance
- Director, "BARCELONA: The Story of a City, Its Art and Cultures," UCLA Travel Study Program, June 23 - July 17, 2012.
- Keynote Address: “`Perdió Almanzor ell atamor': Hybridity and Diaspora in Medieval Iberian Literature.” "Other Iberias: A Symposium on Comparative Iberian Studies.”
Comparative Iberian Studies Working Group, UC Humanities Research Institute Symposium (UC Davis, May 4, 2012). The UC Comparative Iberian Studies Working Group
- Robert G. Sanchez Distinguished Lecture, Department of Spanish and Portuguese: "Art into Life: The Lost Love Lyrics of the Libro de buen amor." University of Wisconsin, April 18, 2012.
Following conference on "Two Spanish Masterpieces and La originalidad artística de "La Celestina".
- Premi J.M. Batista i Roca, Institut de Projecció Exterior de la Cultura Catalana (Barcelona, November 11, 2011).
- "The Paraclete: Biblical Exegesis and Conversion in the Tuhfa of Brother Anselm Abdullah." Late Medieval Exegesis: An Interfaith Discourse (University of Michigan, October 17-18, 2011). Late Medieval Exegesis: An Interfaith Discourse
- "Archives and Performance: The Literature and Liturgy of the Twelfth-Century Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela." Research Grant, Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture & United States' Universities (2011-2012).
- The Tomb of Anselm Abdallah: Apostasy and Literary History. Book project in progress. The New Middle Ages. Palgrave-Macmillan.
- "Two Lullists in America: Bernat Boyl and Junípero Serra." A Companion to Ramon Llull. Ed. Mark D. Johnston and Amy Austin. Leiden: Brill.
- Before the California Missions: Junípero Serra's Mallorcan Lectures on Ramon Llull (1740-1743). Monographic study and edition.
- The VR Romanesque Cathedral and Town of Santiago de Compostela, Phase 2 (ongoing).
- The Ethics of Reading in Manuscript Culture: Glossing the "Libro de buen amor". Princeton: Princeton UP, 1994. 278 pp. Republished in the Princeton E-Book Series, 2001.
- "That Bothersome Residue: Toward a Theory of the Physical Text." Vox Intexta: Orality and Textuality in the Middle Ages. Eds. A.N. Doane and Carol Braun Pasternack. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1991. 246-59.
- Decolonizing the Middle Ages. Intro. and ed. with Margaret Greer. Special issue of The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 30.3 (Fall 2000). 160 pp.
- "The Postcolonial Laura." Special issue of Modern Language Quarterly on The Postcolonial Past, ed. Barbara Fuchs and David J. Baker MLQ 65 (September 2004): 365-389.
- "Decolonizing the Medieval Page." The Future of the Page. Ed. Andrew Taylor and Peter Stoicheff. Toronto, U of Toronto P, 2004. 37-70. The Future of the Page Conference
- "Medieval Spanish Literature in the Twenty-First Century." Cambridge History of Spanish Literature. Ed. David Gies. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004. 39-57. Reprinted 2009.
- "The Role of the Refrain in the Cantigas de Santa Maria." La pluma es lengua del alma: Ensayos en Honor de E. Michael Gerli. Ed. José Manuel Hidalgo. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2011. 79-95.
- "New Perspectives on the Romanesque Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela." Acts of the Symposium on the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Bern, April 2010. With John Williams, José Suárez Otero and Itay Zaharovits. In press.
- "Art Into Life: The Lost Love Lyrics of the "Libro de buen amor". Two Spanish Masterpieces: A Celebration of the Life and Work of María Rosa Lida de Malkiel. New York: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 2013. 87-112.
- El Camino de Santiago Web
- MEDIBER: an online email discussion group on Medieval Iberia
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