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Michelle M Hamilton

Michelle M Hamilton

612/625-6661
Spanish and Portuguese Studies 209 Folwell Hall 9 Pleasant Street SE

University Affiliations

  • Liberal Arts: Spanish & Portuguese; Iberian Studies [Website]

Specialties

  • Cultural Contact in Medieval Iberia
  • Literary Theory and Cultural Studies
  • Hebrew and Arabic cultures of Europe
  • The Medieval Mediterranean and its Legacy
  • Sephardic Traditions
  • Mediterranean Studies
  • Religious Studies & Philosophies

Educational Background

  • PhD: Spanish (& Arabic) Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley, 2001.
  • MA: Hispanic Languages & Literatures, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, 1995.
  • BA: Spanish Language & Literature, University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX, 1991.

Publications

  • “Spanish Language and Literature” : Hamilton, Michelle, Springer, Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, 2013. Link
  • “Text and Context: A Judeo-Spanish Version of the “˜Danza de la muerte’“ : Hamilton, Michelle, Eds. Amy Aaronson-Freedman and Gregory Kaplan., Brill, Converso Voices, 161-181., 2012. Link
  • “'Por mí­ se levanta la fuerí§a intelectual': Music in the Visión deleitable" : Hamilton, Michelle, Studi Hispanici , 37 , 2012. Link
  • "Retelling the Future: Don Juan Manuel’s “Exenplo XI“ and the Power of Fiction" : Hamilton, Michelle, Hispanic Issues On Line Special volume "Hispanic Literatures and the Question of a Liberal Education", 8 , (2011). Link
  • “Debating Love: A Fifteenth-century Aljamiado Joc-Partit“. Hamilton, Michelle, Author, 2010. Link
  • “Hispanism and Sephardic Studies“ : Hamilton, Michelle, Taylor & Francis, Journal for Medieval Iberian Studies, 1.2 179-194, 2009. Link
  • “The Musical Book: Judeo-Andalusi Hermeneutics in the Libro de buen amor“. Hamilton, Michelle, Author, 2009. Link
  • Representing Others in Medieval Iberian Literature. Hamilton, Michelle, Palgrave Macmillan , Author, 2007. Link
  • “Rereading the Widow: The Pseudo-Ovidian De Vetula, the Endrina Episode of the Libro de buen amor and Their Possible Judeo-Iberian Models.“: Hamilton, Michelle, Taylor & Francis, Speculum, 82.1 97-119, 2007. Link
  • “The Libro de buen amor: Work of Mudejarismo or Augustinian Autobiography?” : Hamilton, Michelle, eHumanista: Journal of Iberian Studies, 6 19-33, 2006. Link
  • Wine, Women and Song: Hebrew and Arabic Literature in Medieval Iberia.. Hamilton, Michelle, David Wacks and Sarah Portnoy. , Juan de la Cuesta, Author, 2004. Link
  • La poesí­a de Leonor de Carvajal y la tradición de los criptojudí­os en Nueva España.“ : Hamilton, Michelle, Sefarad , 60:1 75-93, 2000. Link

Professional Activities

  • Affiliate: UC Mediterranean Studies MRP , 2008 - present
  • Research Associate: Institute of Signifying Scriptures, Claremont Graduate University , 2007 - present

Awards

  • Maurice Amado Foundation Grant, 2010 - 2010
  • N.E.H. Seminar “The Medieval Mediterranean and the Emergence of the West” Barcelona, 2008 - 2008
  • UC Humanities Research Institute Residential Fellow, 2007 - 2007
  • N. E. H. Seminar “The Libro de buen amor in Cultural Context” , 2003 - 2003
  • Gaspar de Portolá Catalonian Studies Grant , 2002 - 2002
  • Mellon Research Grant, 2000 - 2000
  • Fulbright Research Fellowship to Israel , 1992 - 1993

Courses Taught

  • Hebrew Poetry and Maqamat of Medieval Iberia
  • The Other Middle Ages: Medieval Iberia
  • Literature of the Religious Minorities of Medieval Iberia
  • Al-Andalus: The Example of Medieval Islamic Spain
  • Medieval Iberia: España de las tres culturas (Tricultural Spain)
  • Conquest & Trauma in Iberian Literature and Culture
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