Isidro Rivera, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-0297
Wescoe Hall
Room 2636
University of Kansas
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Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Education

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A.M., Comparative Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A.B., Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Teaching

My principal area of research and teaching is the literature of medieval Iberia. I am currently preparing a study of the intersection of print culture and devotional reading during the reign of Isabel de Castilla. My publications have appeared in Journal of Hispanic Philology, Modern Language Notes, Celestinesca, Revista Hispánica Moderna, and Hispanic Review.

For more information about my activities, see http://www.people.ku.edu/~ijrivera/

Teaching Interests

  • Spanish Literature
  • History of the Book
  • Fifteenth-century Castile
  • Library of Isabel de Castilla
  • Reading practices of late medieval Castile
  • Muslim-Jew-Christian interactions
  • Print Culture

Research

Ficción sentimental and related works of fifteenth-century Spain; Celestina

Devotional Reading in fifteenth-century Castile;

The Library of Isabel de Castilla;

Reading practices in Late Medieval Castile;

Strategies of Publisher Self-identification in the Early Imprints; Book History

Print Culture in Late Medieval Castile;

The Structures of Devotion in Late Medieval Iberia;

Visual Sources of the Cromberger 1526 edition of the Historia de la doncella Teodor;

Paratextual Narrativization in La vida e hystoria del rey Apolonio (Zaragoza [?], 1489[?]);

Critical Approaches to Medieval Literature

Research Interests

  • Iberian
  • Middle Ages
  • Castilian
  • Book Culture
  • Book History
  • Celestina
  • Late Medieval Culture

Selected Publications

Rivera, Isidro J. "." Rev. of The Task of the Cleric: Cartography, Translation, and Economics in Thirteenth-Century Iberia. University of Toronto Quarterly (Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press) Forthcoming.

Rivera, Isidro J. "“En palonbar criadas”: Monastic environment and religious identity in the Poema de Santa Oria." Essays in Medieval Studies (West Virginia University Press) Forthcoming.

Rivera, Isidrto J. "." Rev. of Review of Simone Pinet. The Task of the Cleric: Cartography, Translation, and Economics in Thirteenth-Century Iberia. University of Toronto Press. . University of Toronto Quartertly (Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press) (Summer 2018). Forthcoming.

Rivera, Isidro, Cunningham, Keah, Alder, Erik, Ivers, Christina (Ed.). La corónica Commons. La corónica Common MLA LLC Medieval Iberian, November/December 2017. http://lcc.ku.edu/.

Rivera, Isidro J. "“Reading the Passion in Andrés de Li’s Summa de paciencia”." Revista Hispánica Moderna (Columbia University, NYC) 67.1 (Jun./Jul. 2014): 55-72.

Rivera, Isidro J., and Kimberly Nance. Aprendizaje: A Course in Spanish Composition. 2ndnd ed. Houghton-Mifflin, 2003.

Rivera, Isidro, Rogers, Donna (Ed.). Historia de la Doncella Teodor: Edition and Study. Binghamton, NY: Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, 2000.

Rivera, Isidro J. "Performance and Prelection in the Early Printed Editions of Celestina." Celestinesca 22 (1998): 3-20.

Rivera, Isidro J. "The Historia de la linda Melosina and the Construction of Romance in Late Medieval Castile." MLN 112 (1997): 131-46.

Rivera, Isidro J. "Visual Structures and Verbal Representation in the Comedia de Calisto y Melibea (Burgos, 1499?)." Celestinesca 19 (1995): 3-30.

Rivera, Isidro J. "Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, 'El Cid'." Historic World Leaders. Ed. Anne Commire, Ed. Deborah Klezmer. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale Research, 1994. 332-35.

Rivera, Isidro J. "Marriage and the Exchange of Power in the Poema de Mio Cid." Journal of Hispanic Philology 17 (1993): 129-53.

Rivera, Isidro J. "Duplicity and the Mediation of Desire in Petrus Alfonsi's De canicula lacrimante." Estudios alfonsinos y otros escritos. En homenaje a John Esten Keller y a Aníbal Biglieri . New York: National Hispanic Foundation for the Humanities, 1991. 189-95.

Rivera, Isidro J. "Strengleikar," "Brother Robert," "Queen Eufemia," and "King Hákon Hákonarson." The New Arthurian Encyclopedia . New York: Garland Press, 1991: 433-34, 56, 147, 219-20.

Selected Presentations

Rivera, I. . (05/14/2017). Developing New Materials and Pedagogical Approaches to Introduce the Rich Variety of Medieval Iberian Cultures. 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 11–14, 2017, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University . Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5432

Rivera, I. . (03/30/2017). “Talavera’s ‘Avisación’ and Women’s Reading in Fifteenth–century Castile” . Paper presented at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois

Rivera, I. . (02/25/2017). “‘En palonbar criadas’: Monastic environment and religious identity in the Poema de Santa Oria”. Illinois Medieval Association. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Rivera, I. . (08/19/2016). “Sixteenth-Century Visual Culture and Padilla’s El retablo de la vida de Christo (1500)” . Sixteenth Century Society Conference. Bruges, Belgium

Rivera, I. . (06/23/2016). “The Figuration of Desire in the Poema de Santa Oria” . Fourth Annual Symposium Medieval & Renaissance Studies. St Louis University, St Louis, MO

Rivera, I. . (05/14/2016). “La coronica’s Project Muse Commons as a Venue for Collaboration and Development of Materials for Hispano-Medieval Studies” . 51th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Available Here

Rivera, I. . (10/22/2015). “Moviósse la palomba començó de volar” and the Figuration of Desire in the Poema de Santa Oria . The Cleric's Craft: Crossroad of Medieval Spanish Literature and Modern Critique. University of Texas, El Paso. Available Here

RIVERA, I. J. (02/21/2015 - 02/21/2015). “The Carta de Léntulo and the narrative of the passion in La passion del eterno principe (Burgos 1493)” . Illinois Medieval Association, St Louis University, St Louis, MO, February 21, 2015. ST. LOUIS, MO, USA

Rivera, I. . (01/23/2015). “Reexamining the Boston Exemplar of La passion del eterno principe (Burgos, 1493)”. Paper presented at the Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference, St. Louis University, Madrid Campus, Madrid, Spain, January 23, 2015. Refereed Activity. Madrid, Spain

Rivera, I. . (11/15/2014). “The Readers’ Visualization of the (Tragi)comedia de Calisto y Melibea” . Paper presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Detroit, Michigan, Nov. 15, 2014. Refereed Activity.. Detroit, Michigan

Rivera, I. . (10/10/2014). “Reassessing the Retablo de la vida de Christo (Toledo, Juan de Ayala, 1545)” . Paper presented at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 10, 2014. Refereed Activity.. Madison, Wisconsin

Rivera, I. . (05/09/2014). “Reassessing the Passion in La passion del eterno principe (Burgos 1493) ” . Paper presented at the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, Michigan

Rivera, I. . (03/27/2014). “El retablo de la vida de Christo (1500) and Sixteenth-Century Visual Culture” . Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America Meeting. New York, NY

Rivera, I. . (11/22/2013). “Reassessing the Devotional Function of La passion del eterno principe (Burgos 1493)” . Paper presented at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Missouri, Columbia, November 22, 2013. Refereed Activity.. Columbia, MO

Rivera, I. . (10/16/2013). “Reading the Imago pietatis in Li’s Summa de Paciencia (Zaragoza, 1505)” . Paper presented at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 16, 2013. Refereed Activity.. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Rivera, I. . (06/19/2013). “The Devotional Dynamic of La passion del eterno principe (Burgos 1493)” . Paper presented at the Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Mo, 19 June 2013. Refereed Activity.. Saint Louis, MO

Rivera, I. . (02/16/2013). “Devotional Practices and Visual Culture in La passion del eterno principe (Burgos 1493)” . Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Illinois Medieval Association, Newberry Library, Chicago, 16 February 2013. Refereed Activity.. Chicago, Illinois

Rivera, I. . (10/12/2012). “Migration and Early Printed Texts: Juan Parix and the European International Book Trade in Castile during the Incunabular Period” . Paper presented at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, October 14, 2012. Refereed Activity. Lincoln, Nebraska


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