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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Wade, Jonathan William
URN etd-07272009-185557
Title Early Modern Iberian Landscapes: Language, Literature, and the Politics of Identity
Degree PhD
Department Spanish and Portuguese
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Edward H. Friedman Committee Chair
Carlos A. Jáuregui Committee Member
Earl E. Fitz Committee Member
Marshall C. Eakin Committee Member
  • polyglot literature
  • guilty of nationalism
  • portugalidade
Date of Defense 2009-07-15
Availability unrestricted
This study examines the cultural cross-pollination occurring between Spain and

Portugal during the early modern period. More specifically, it argues that a number of

Portuguese authors––including Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Ângela de Azevedo, Jacinto

Cordeiro, and António de Sousa de Macedo––used their proficiency in Spanish to

articulate and spread a collective sense of national identity throughout the Castilianized

peninsula and Europe. Despite emerging from an ambiguous state of social, political, and

cultural hybridity, these Portuguese writers clearly identified with and claimed allegiance

to their native land. Overall, this investigation attempts to situate Portuguese literature

written in Spanish within the greater literary production of the time and reappraise a body

of works that uniquely addresses the intersection of language, literature, and politics on

the early modern Iberian landscape.

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