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Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Spanish
Nadia R. Altschul holds a PhD, MPhil, and MA in Spanish and Portuguese from Yale University, and a BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Spanish and Latin American literatures and in medieval and modern history of art.
Nadia R. Altschul’s research bridges disciplinary historiography and intellectual history, and currently focuses on postcolonial studies, temporality, and the “Middle Ages” in Latin America.
Her research interests and expertise also include Latin American medieval studies; medieval Spanish disciplinary and intellectual history; philology and editorial theory; receptions of Islamic Iberia; and orientalisms.
Her latest book, Geographies of Philological Knowledge: Postcoloniality and the Transatlantic National Epic (Chicago: Chicago UP, 2012), studies the relationships of empire with disciplinary and intellectual history in the works of the 19th-century criollo Andrés Bello, with particular attention to the historiography of the epic.
She is the co-editor of Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of “The Middle Ages” Outside Europe (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2009) and the author of La literatura, el autor y la crítica textual (Madrid: Pliegos, 2005).
Her essays have appeared in History Compass, Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies, La corónica, Neophilologus, Textual Cultures, and Hispanic Issues Online, among other venues.
She has been the managing editor of the Hispanic Issue of MLN (Modern Language Notes) since 2007 and is an executive and founding editor of Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures. Her current book project examines the medieval character attributed to Spanish and Portuguese colonization in the Americas.
Borges: The Passion of an Endless Quotation
2014, State University of New York Press
Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape
2012, Oxford University Press, USA
Geographies of Philological Knowledge
2012, University Of Chicago Press
The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty
2012, The MIT Press
Tropes of Transport: Hegel and Emotion
2012, Northwestern University Press
Jesus Among the Jews
Lenz unter anderem. Aspekte einer Theorie der Konstellation
In Defense of Religious Moderation
2011, Columbia University Press
Cuba and the Fall
2010, University of Virginia Press
Savoirs en Récits II
2010, Presses Universitaires Vincennes