Luis F Avilés

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Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
School of Humanities

PH.D., Brown University

Phone: (949) 824-6901
Fax: (949) 824-2803
Email: laviles@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
340G Humanities Hall
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Golden Age Literature
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Research Abstract
My main research focuses on early modern Spanish literature and culture. After the publication of my first book on Baltasar Gracián and Baroque allegory, I developed a new project that explores spatial and visual representations in a number of early modern Spanish texts. The new book, entitled "Avatares de lo invisible: espacio y subjetividad en los Siglos de Oro" was published by Iberoamericana Vervuert (2017). I am also developing a third book project that explores the relationship between war, violence, and ethics in several early modern authors, particularly in Cervantes’s work. I am studying concepts such as hospitality, liberality, generosity, forgiveness, friendship, and gift-giving, and how these concepts are articulated by sixteenth and seventeenth century authors. On this new area of research, I have already published several articles. Examples include military prudence and cleverness in Huarte de San Juan, the figure of the spectator as an ethical subject in Garcilaso de la Vega, extreme violence in Cervantes’s "Numancia," the ethics of liberality in "El amante liberal," and piracy in Cervantes' "Persiles and Sigismunda."
Publications
(Book) Avatares de lo invisible: espacio y subjetividad en los Siglos de Oro. Iberoamericana Vervuert, Colección Biblioteca Áurea Hispánica, Madrid & Frankfurt, 2017
 
(Edition) Representaciones de la violencia en América Latina: genealogías culturales, formas literarias y dinámicas del presente. Ana María Amar Sánchez and Luis F. Avilés, eds. Frankfurt: Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2015.
 
(Edition) El trazo de la mirada: Escritura e imagen en España y Latinoamérica. Luis Avilés, Ivette Hernández-Torres and José A. Rosado, eds. Special Issue, La Torre. VI, numb. 20-21.
2001
 
(Book) Lenguaje y crisis: las alegorías del Criticón. Madrid: Editorial Fundamentos, 1998.
 
Book Chapter - “Philosophical Sonnets: Through a Baroque Lens”. The Routledge Research Companion to the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Emilie L. Bergmann and Stacey Schlau, eds. London & New York: Routledge, 2017. 164-175.
 
Article - “The Prison House of Media: Emancipating the Spectator.” Hispanic Issues On Line Debates 8 (A Polemical Companion to Medialogies: Reading Reality in the Age of Inflationary Media), 2017. 22-28.
(https://cla.umn.edu/sites/cla.umn.edu/files/hiold_08_01_aviles.pdf)
 
Co-Authored Article - “Ética del reconocimiento: Los tres golpes de Luis Negrón.” 80 Grados (Journal web, San Juan, Puerto Rico). September 11, 2017.
(http://www.80grados.net/etica-del-reconocimiento-los-tres-golpes-de-luis-negron/)
 
Article - “Piratas justicieros: una paradoja cervantina en el Persiles y Sigismunda.” eHumanistica/Cervantes (‘Si ya por atrevido no sale con las manos en la cabeza’: El legado poético del Persiles 400 años después) 5 (2016): 51-68.
 
Book Chapter: “Expanding the Self in a Mediterranean Context: Liberality and Deception in Cervantes’s El amante liberal.” In and Of the Mediterranean: Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies. Michelle Hamilton and Núria Silleras-Fernández, eds. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2015. 233-257.
 
“En los límites de la amistad: silencio, risa, honestidad”. 80 Grados (Journal web, San Juan, Puerto Rico) May 8, 2015. (http://www.80grados.net/en-los-limites-de-la-amistad-silencio-risa-honestidad/).
 
Book Chapter - “War and the Material Conditions for Suffering in Cervantes’s Numancia.” Chapter included in volume entitled Objects of Culture in the Literature of Imperial Spain. Mary Barnard and Frederick De Armas, Eds. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013. 253-276.
 
Book Chapter - “La prudencia militar: el capitán y el soldado en El examen de ingenios de Huarte de San Juan.” Rompa con dulces números el canto: homenaje a Antonio Carreño. Special volume of the journal Rilce. Revista de Filología Hispánica. Chad J. Leahy and Antonio Sánchez Jiménez. 26.1 (2010): 37-51.
 
Book Chapter - “Etica del espectador: Vermeyen y Garcilaso ante la conquista de Túnez.” Cánones críticos en la poesía de los Siglos de Oro. Pedro Ruiz, ed. Vigo: Academia del Hispanismo, 2008. 87-110.
 
Book Chapter - “Caring the Self: Foucault, Guevara, and the Complexities of Courtly and Country Life.” Pastoral and the Humanities: Arcadia Re-Inscribed. Mathilde Skoie and Sonia Bjornstad Velázquez, eds. Exeter, England: Bristol Phoenix Press, 2006. 78-86.
 
Book Chapter - “En el límite de la mirada: el espectador en Don Quijote.” Cervantes y su mundo II. Kurt Reichenberger and Darío Fernández Morera, eds. Kassel, Germany: Edition Reichenberger, 2005. 1-22.
 
Article - “Las asperezas de Garcilaso.” Calíope 11, No. 1 (2005): 21-47.
 
Article - "Los suspiros del Abencerraje". Hispanic Review 71 (2003).
 
Book Chapter - “Damas (in)visibles, amores de oídas.” Article included in El trazo de la mirada: Escritura e imagen en España y Latinoamérica. Luis F. Avilés, Ivette Hernández and José Rosado, eds. Special Issue La Torre, VI, numb. 20-21 (2001): 163-191.
 
Article - "Sor Juana en el punto de fuga: la mirada en Este que ves, engaño colorido". Bulletin of Hispanic Studies LXXVII: 413-431.
2000.
 
Article - "Fortaleza tan guardada: casa, alegoría y melancolía en El celoso extremeño." Cervantes 18: 71-95.
1998
 
Article - "To the Frontier and Back: The Centrifugal and the Centripetal in Cervantes' Persiles y Sigismunda and Gracián's El Criticón." Symposium 50, num. 2: 141-163.
Fall 1996
 
Article -"Contemplar mi stado: las posibilidades del yo en el soneto I de Garcilaso." Calíope Vol. 2, num. 1: 58-78.
1996
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12/05/2017