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Critical cluster on Gardens

Thursday, October 25th, 2012


Call for papers — “Gardens in Medieval Iberia”

La Corónica invites scholars to submit a paper for a cluster entitled “Gardens in Medieval Iberia”.

Garden representations abound in Spanish Medieval literature, sometimes they provide the framework for amorous narratives, as in the case of the Romance de don Bueso, Razón de amor or Celestina.  This cluster will investigate the narrative representation of nature, or how gardens allowed to stage relationships within the social culture of the Middle Ages.  The guest editors would like to address all aspects of garden culture in a broad spread of periods covering the whole of the Middle Ages.

Possible topics include:

  • cultural memory and religious identity
  • discourses of memory
  • garden symbolism
  • identity and the garden
  • garden space and power

Those interested should indicate their intention to submit an article (including a title and abstract) to one of the guest editors of the volume, Adriano Duque (, Ryan Giles ( or Cristina Guardiola ( as soon as possible. Articles must be submitted to the guest editors by May 2013 and will be evaluated through anonymous peer review. Those selected will be published in La corónica in Spring 2014. The recommended length for submissions is 7000 words. All submissions should adhere to La corónica’s style recommendations (< normas.htm>).

For more information, contact:

Prof. Adriano Duque

Dept. of Romance Languages & Literatures

800 E. Lancaster ave. SAC 349

Villanova, PA  19085