Research Programs: Fellowships for University Teachers

Period of Performance

1/1/2006 - 12/31/2006

Funding Totals

$40,000.00 (approved)
$40,000.00 (awarded)

Narrative Culture in Spain, c. 1500

FAIN: FA-52757-06

Ignacio Navarrete
University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)

1. A theoretical, historical, and methodological introduction. 2. A systematic examination of fictional forms available in Spain c. 1500, including hagiographical romances, chivalric novels, sentimental novels, ballads, allegories, and the ancient novel in translation. Specific texts are representative of their type, but this panorama is a continuum, and I conclude with the urnovel of the Spanish tradition, La Celestina. 3. A historiographic section examines three chronicles of the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabel, by Valera, Pulgar, and Bernáldez, and of the diary of Christopher Columbus’s first voyage, all in relation to contemporary narrative culture.

Associated Products

Undergraduate course: Spanish Frame Tales (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Undergraduate course: Spanish Frame Tales
Author: Ignacio Navarrete
Abstract: The course examined Spanish frame tales, including both the Medieval tradition with its roots in Arabic and Jewish literature, and the Renaissance tradition with roots in Boccaccio and Italy.
Year: 2012
Audience: Undergraduate

Spanish graduate seminar: Spatial Approaches to narrative (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Spanish graduate seminar: Spatial Approaches to narrative
Author: Ignacio Navarrete
Abstract: A survey of Spanish literature from Calila y Dimna and Cifar (13th c.) to Cela's La Colmena, emphasizing spatial metaphors that can be used to analyze and describe the narrative techniques, including frames and chains (Calila), loops (Cifar), labyrinths, (Don Quijote), Maps and houses (Galdos), and refractions (Cela).
Year: 2013
Audience: Graduate