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Spanish Literature - Cambridge History Table of Contents

I am browsing through Cambridge University Press to see if there are good history books to read, and came across the title Cambridge History of Spanish Literature. Below is its table of contents (chapter title, and author of chapter at the end)

 

Part I. Introduction David T. Gies
Part II. History and Canonicity:

1. Literary history and canon formation Wadda Ríos Font
Part III. The Medieval Period:

2. Medieval Spanish literature in the twenty-first century John Dagenais
3. Beginnings Maria Rosa Menocal
4. The poetry of medieval Spain Andrew M. Beresford
5. Medieval Spanish prose James Burke
6. The medieval theater: between Scriptura and Teatrica Charlotte Stern
Part IV. Early Modern Spain: Renaissance and Baroque: 7. Renaissance and Baroque: continuity and transformation in early modern Spain Jeremy Robbins
8. Religious literature in early modern Spain Alison P. Weber
9. Renaissance poetry Julian Weiss
10. Antecedents of the novel in sixteenth-century Spain E. Michael Gerli
11. Miguel de Cervantes Anthony J. Close
12. The making of Baroque poetry Mary R. Gaylord
13. The development of national theater Margaret Greer
14. Lope Félix de Vega Carpio Victor Dixon
15. Pedro Calderón de la Barca Evangelina Rodríguez Cuadros
16. Didactic prose, history, politics, life writing, convent writing, Crónicas de Indias Jorge Checa
Part V. The Enlightenment and Neoclassicism:

17. Spain and enlightenment Philip Deacon
18. Eighteenth-century neoclassicism Philip Deacon
19. Eighteenth-century prose writing Joaquín Álvarez Barrientos
20. Eighteenth-century poetry Joaquín Álvarez Barrientos
21. Neoclassicial vs. popular theater Joaquín Álvarez Barrientos
Part VI. The Forging of a Nation: the Nineteenth Century:

22. Romanticism in Spain Derek Flitter
23. The theater in Romantic Spain David T. Gies
24. Martino José de Larra Gregorio C. Martín
25. Romantic poetry Susan Kirkpatrick
26. Romantic prose, journalism and Costumbrismo Michael Iarocci
27. Benito Pérez Galdós Harriet S. Turner
28. The realist novel Stephen Miller
29. The naturalist novel Stephen Miller
30. The theater in post-Romantic Spain David T. Gies
31. Poetry in the second half of the nineteenth century María Ángeles Naval
Part VII. The Modern, Modernismo, and the Turn of the Century:

32. Nineteenth-century women writers Lou Charnon-Deutsch
33. The Catalan Renaixença Joan Ramon Resina
34. Great masters of Spanish modernism Nil Santiáñez
35. The poetry of Modernismo in Spain Richard Cardwell
36. Modernism in Catalonia Joan Ramon Resina
37. Modernist narrative in the nineteen-twenties C. A. Longhurst
38. Noucentisme Joan Ramon Resina
39. Ideas, aesthetics, historical studies Nelson Orringer
40. The Catalan avant-garde Joan Ramon Resina
Part VIII. Twentieth-Century Spain and the Civil War:

41. Poetry between 1920–1940 Enric Bou
42. Prose: early twentieth century Nigel Dennis
43. The commercial stage, 1900–1936 Dru Dougherty
44. Theatrical reform and renewal, 1900–1936 Dru Dougherty
45. Federico García Lorca Andrew A. Anderson
Part IX. In and Out of Franco Spain:

46. The literature of Franco Spain, 1939–1975 Michael Ugarte
47. Twentieth-century literature in exile José María Naharro Calderón
48. Prose in Franco Spain Janet Perez
49. Poetry in Franco Spain Guillermo Carnero
50. Theater in Franco Spain Martha Halsey
51. Film censorship under Franco, 1937–1975 Marvin D'Lugo
Part X. Post-Franco Spanish Literature and Film:

52. Spanish literature between the Franco and post-Franco eras José Carlos Mainer
53. Post-Franco poetry Juan Cano Ballesta
54. Post-Franco prose Brad Epps
55. Post-Franco theater Sharon Feldman
56. Spanish literature and the language of the new media Susan Martin-Marquez
Bibliography

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I have bolded the chapters with just the author's name, typically signifying the most important authors in a history like these. Not a very surprising list, based on the Oxford VSI:

 

Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderon, Matino Jose de Larra, Galdos, Lorco

The only one that is interesting vs. the Oxford VSI list is Matino Jose de Larra - he was credited there as the initiator of the genre of costumbrista article in 1828, but otherwise does not come out as a center of the canon.

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