Dr. Jonathan Wade
Office: 126 Martin Hall
Phone: (919) 760-8738
My research interests focus on several important strands of early modern Iberian literature. These include more central areas of inquiry such as the Comedia, women writers, and Don Quixote, as well as traditionally peripheral matters such as Portuguese-authored literature written in Spanish during the Iberian Unification (1580-1640). With regards to Portugal and the Portuguese, I am generally interested in their participation as both subject and object in the greater Iberian culture of the early modern period. At present, I am continuing to develop a framework for understanding the ways in which the Portuguese negotiated issues of language, literature, politics, and identity during the sixty-year annexation. This project touches on issues of proto-national identity, canonicity, language loyalty, and emerging cultural systems. Overall, my approach to early modern Iberia is comparative by nature, examining the points of contact and departure between the two dominant Peninsular cultures.
For more information, please see my Curriculum Vitae