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Dr. José Valero

Jose Valero

Contact Information:
Dr. José Valero
Professor
Office: CEN 4902
Ph: (715)836-5827
valeroja@uwec.edu

José A. Valero is a native of the Basque region in northern Spain, and an adoptive son of Madrid. He earned his licenciatura in Philosophy from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, and in 1986 he crossed el charco (the puddle) to do graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Ph.D in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures in 1994, and then taught at the University of Oregon in Eugene and at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. In 1997 he joined the department at U.W.E.C. Here he teaches Spanish language and culture, and his main area of research is the Spanish Enlightenment and Romanticism. He has published articles in Hispanic Review, Hispanófila, Ideologies and Literature, Dieciocho, and Hispanic Issues, among others. His book on classical republicanism in Manuel José Quintana and the Spanish "Generation of 1808" appeared in 2013.

Publications:

Contagio sublime: Manuel José Quintana y el republicanismo clásico. Madrid: Ediciones del Orto/Universidad de Minnesota, 2013.

"La polémica sobre el Pelayo de Quintana en el Diario de Madrid (1805)." Dieciocho: Hispanic Enlightenment34 (2011): 29-44.

• Oscar Pereira Zazo, De cómo el Libro de buen amor llegó a serlo: La canonización del Libro del Arcipreste de Hita. In La Corónica, Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 37 (2009): 205-208. (Book review)

• " Don Alvaro o la fuerza del signo." Co-authored with Stephanie Zighelboim. Decimonónica. Journal of Nineteenth Century Hispanic Cultural Production 3.1 (Winter 2006): 53-71. http://decimononica.org/VOL_3.1/Valero_y_Zighelboim_V3.1.pdf

• Noel Valis, The Culture of Cursilería: Bad Taste, Kitsch and Class in Modern Spain. In European Journal of Cultural Studies 8 (2005): 268-270. (Book review)

• José Cadalso, Anales de cinco días. In ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography, edited by Kevin L. Cope and Robert C. Leitz, Vol. 27, New York, AMS Press, 2005. 267-268. (Book review)

• Jesús Pérez Magallón, El teatro neoclásico. In ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography, edited by Kevin L. Cope and Robert C. Leitz, Vol. 27, New York, AMS Press, 2005. 283-286. (Book review)

• "Manuel José Quintana y el sublime moral." Hispanic Review 71 (2003): 585-611.

• "Razón y nación en la política cultural del primer dieciocho." Espéculo. Revista de Estudios Literarios, 22 (November 2002). http://www.ucm.es/info/especulo/numero22/razon18.html

• "El otro como no-cultura y como anticultura en el discurso épico de la conquista de América." Espéculo. Revista de Estudios Literarios, 20 ( March 2002). http://www.ucm.es/info/especulo/numero20/val_otro.html

• “Intellectuals, the State, and the Public Sphere in Spain, 1700-1840.” Culture and the State in Spain, 1550-1850. Edited by Tom Lewis and Francisco Sánchez. New York: Garland, 1999. 196-224.

• “El asalto al barroco en el siglo XVIII: consideraciones discursivas e institucionales.” The Seventeenth Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures . Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1996. 158-166.

• “Una disciplina frustrada: la historia literaria dieciochesca.” Hispanic Review 64 (1996): 171-197.

• “La verdad de lo humano: sacerdocio artístico y militancia en José Revueltas.” Hispanófila 115 (1995): 49-63.

• “Historia literaria y articulación de identidades en la transición a la España liberal.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 6, 2 (1994): 107-130.

• “Las ideas estéticas de Feijoo.” Ideologies and Literature, 3, 2 (Fall 1988): 63-113.

• “Desintegración social y sensibilidad pastoril bajo el régimen fascista chileno.” Co-authored with Oscar Pereira. James V. Romano, editor, Poética de la población marginal: sensibilidades determinantes. Minneapolis: The Prisma Institute, 1987. 137-167.

• Book translation: Monica Hughes, Señales de otro mundo. Altea Junior series, title #58. Madrid: Altea, 1984. 125 p. Original title: Beckoning Lights (1982)

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