Javier Irigoyen-García

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Early Modern Iberian Literature and Culture

Professional Information

My research focuses on the representation of race, ethnicity, and class difference in early modern Spain. My first book The Spanish Arcadia: Sheep Herding, Pastoral Discourse, and Ethnicity in Early Modern Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2013) analyzes the social and ethnocentric uses of the pastoral romances by revealing their interrelation with discourses on race, animal husbandry, and nation building in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain. My second book, “Moors Dressed as Moors”: Clothing, Social Distinction, and Ethnicity in Early Modern Iberia (University of Toronto Press, 2017) studies the production, circulation, and consumption of Moorish clothing among both Old Christians and Moriscos to show that it was a sign of status which conditioned sartorial practices, discourses on social preeminence, and literary representations. I am currently working on a project, tentatively entitled Utopias of Infamy, dealing with the political value of insults as a source of collective identity in the early modern Spanish imaginary.

Education

PhD in Romance Languages. University of Pennsylvania
MA in Spanish. University of Colorado at Boulder
BA in Hispanic Philology. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Honors & Awards

2016-2021. Conrad Humanities Scholar. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2014-2015. Helen Corley Petit Scholar. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Office Address

4080 FLB M/C 176 Urbana, IL 61801
irigoyen@illinois.edu

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Research Output

Moors Dressed as Moors: Clothing, Social Distinction and Ethnicity in Early Modern Iberia

Irigoyen Garcia, J., Apr 19 2017, University of Toronto Press. 360 p. (Toronto Iberic)

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

  • The Spanish Arcadia: Sheep Herding, Pastoral Discourse, and Ethnicity in Early Modern Spain

    Irigoyen-García, J., Dec 2013, Toronto: University of Toronto press. 360 p. (Toronto Iberic)

    Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

  • La expulsión de los moriscos en El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (1614) de Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda

    Translated title of the contribution: The expulsion of the Moors in The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha (1614) by Alonso Fernández de AvellanedaIrigoyen-García, J., Mar 2016, In : MLN - Modern Language Notes. 131, 2, p. 336-355 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe

    Keller, M. (ed.) & Irigoyen Garcia, J. (ed.), Nov 9 2017, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 252 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

  • “Como hacen los moros a los cristianos”: Raza, género e identidad cultural en “Tarde llega el desengaño” de María de Zayas

    Translated title of the contribution: "Just as Moors do to Christians": Race, gender and cultural identity in Maria de Zayas' "Late Was the Disappointment"Irigoyen-García, J., Jan 1 2016, In : Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos. 40, 2, p. 357-370 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Activities

    Moorishness as Absence in Cervantes’ Don Quixote

    Javier Irigoyen Garcia (Speaker)

    Nov 13 2015

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    El Quijote y el ‘traje moro’ en la época de Cervantes

    Javier Irigoyen Garcia (Speaker)

    Mar 20 2013

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Fancy Sambenitos: Sancho Panza and Inquisitorial Infamy

    Javier Irigoyen Garcia (Speaker)

    Nov 8 2012Nov 11 2012

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    La reescritura de la ‘pérdida de España’ en El rey sin reino de Lope de Vega

    Javier Irigoyen Garcia (Speaker)

    Nov 4 2010Nov 7 2010

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk