Hispanist

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A Hispanist is a scholar specializing in Hispanic studies, that is Spanish language, literature, linguistics, history, or civilization by foreigners (i.e., non-Spaniards).[1] It was used in the title of a publication by Miguel de Unamuno in 1906 and discussed at length for the U.S. by Hispanist Richard L. Kagan of Johns Hopkins University.[2]

The work carried out by Hispanists includes translations of literature and they may specialize in certain genres, authors or historical periods of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.


Publications[edit]

Publications dealing specifically with Hispanic studies include the Hispania quarterly published by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Richard L. Kagan has edited a volume on Hispanism in the United States[3] and Hispanist historian J.H. Elliot has discussed it in his volume History in the Making. [4]

Leading Hispanists[edit]

Associations of Hispanists[edit]

The Spanish-language portal[10] run by the Instituto Cervantes lists over 60 associations of Hispanists around the world, including the following:

  • Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval (Hispanic Association of Medieval Literature)
  • Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (International Association of Hispanists)
  • Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI)[11]
  • Women in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin-American Studies (WiSPS) [12]
  • Asociación de Hispanismo Filosófico (AHF) (Philosophical Hispanism Association)
  • Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas (ACH) (Canadian Association of Hispanists)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J.H. Elliott, History in the Making, New Haven: Yale University Press 2012, p. 220 fn. 20.
  2. ^ Richard L. Kagan, ed. Spain in America: The Origins of Hispanism in the United States. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press 2002.
  3. ^ Kagan, Spain in America: The Origins of Hispanism in United States
  4. ^ J.H. Elliott, History in the Making. New Haven: Yale University Press 2012.
  5. ^ Raymond Carr at fundacionprincipedeasturias.org (accessed 25 April 2009)
  6. ^ Obituary in The Times Online. Retrieved 2009-10-31
  7. ^ Publications Instituto Cervantes Portal del hispanismo. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  8. ^ a b in memoriam utexas.edu[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish)
  10. ^ Instituto Cervantes Portal del hispanismo
  11. ^ Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland
  12. ^ Women in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin-American Studies

External links[edit]

Universities offering Hispanic studies[edit]