Ángel María Rañales Pérez

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Spanish & Portuguese
Ph.D. Student
Medieval Iberia
University Graduate Studies Fellow
Advisor: Isidro Rivera
Primary office:
785-864-8066
Wescoe Hall 2031
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS


Summary

Ángel María Rañales Pérez (Mugardos, A Coruña) is an ABD student in the Spanish and Portuguese Department. His research interests include medieval and early-modern Iberian literature and culture, with a particular attention to fifteenth-century Castilian chivalry and the court of Isabel of Castile. Ángel collaborates with La corónica Commons. Medieval Iberian Languages, Literatures & Cultures as assistant editor and with Digitus Indie Publisher as editorial board member.

Teaching Interests

  • Communicative Language Teaching
  • Backwards Design
  • Scaffolding
  • Active Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Digital Learning
  • Inclusive Classroom
  • Safe Zone Training
  • Flexible Teaching Training

Research

Dissertation Title: Chivalric Legitimacy: Iberian Romances and Queenship under Isabel of Castile

Research Interests

  • Late Medieval Culture
  • Manuscript and Print Culture
  • Chivalric Literature and Discourse
  • Translation Studies
  • Neo-medievalism
  • Knighthood
  • Burgos
  • El Camino de Santiago

Selected Publications

Medieval Iberian Crusade Fiction and the Mediterranean World by David Wacks.” Review. La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Forthcoming. Refereed Journal.

“Medievalism, Peregrination and Tourism: The Twenty-First Century Case of El Passo Honroso in Hospital de Órbigo, León”. International Journal of Iberian Studies. Forthcoming. Refereed Journal.

“’Su querer es obrar’: cultura impresa salmantina y visualidad de santidad en Los libros de la madre Teresa de Iesus”. Romance Notes. Forthcoming. Refereed Journal.

“Una discusión sobre el método de interpretación histórica de Quentin Skinner”. La razón histórica, no. 44, September-December 2019, pp. 1-7.

Group Online Exhibition, Books of Hours:The Art of Devotion. Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, Lawrence (Catalogue), http://www.ha510.dept.ku.edu/exhibits/show/books-of-hours--the-art-of-dev/artofdevotion.

Literary Reviews

“Ciudades (in)visibles: el moderno relato de viajes”. Review of Contrapuntos VI: Ciudades (in)visibles, edited by Marcos Pico Rentería. La Santa Crítica, July 2019, http://lasantacritica.com/lo-que-trajo-el-cartero/ciudades-invisibles-el-moderno-relato-de-viajes/.

“Lomelí: estética, penuria, desierto”. Review of Estética de la penuria. El colapso de la civilización occidental entre los guaycuras, Luis Felipe Lomelí. La Santa Crítica, January 2019, http://lasantacritica.com/lo-que-trajo-el-cartero/lomeli-estetica-penuria-desierto/.

“Digitalizando la difusión cultural: una tarea inevitable”. Review of Revista de la Universidad de México, edited by Guadalupe Nettel. La Santa Crítica, 3 June 2018, http://lasantacritica.com/lo-que-trajo-el-cartero/digitalizando-la-difusion-cultural-una-tarea-inevitable/.

“El poder la traducción, máxima de Asymptote”. Review of Asymptote Journal, edited by Lee Yew Leong. La Santa Crítica, 11 May 2018, http://lasantacritica.com/lo-que-trajo-el-cartero/el-poder-de-la-traduccion-maxima-de-asymptote/

Una nueva mirada a la narrativa: la experimentación de Contrapuntos V”. Review of Contrapuntos V: The Gaze, edited by Indira Yadira Arianna García Varela. La Santa Crítica, 4 Apr. 2018, http://lasantacritica.com/lo-que-trajo-el-cartero/una-nueva-mirada-a-la-narrativa-la-experimentacion-de-contrapuntos-v/

Selected Presentations

“Visual Materiality under Isabel and Fernando: Chronicle Writing and Political Sovereignty in Fifteenth-Century Castilian Brotherhoods.” 9th International Conference of the Medieval Chronicle Society, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland), Virtual, July, 2021.*

 

“’Yo so mujer et huerfana no me entiendo en cavalleria’: Reading Iberian Queenship in Late-Medieval Romances”. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Virtual, April, 2021.*

 

“Neo Medieval Tourism: The Twenty-First Century-Case of El Passo Honroso of Suero de Quiñones in Hospital del Órbigo, León”. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, April, 2019.

 

“Painting cofrades in Late Medieval Burgos: Widening Chivalric Representations through Castilian Brotherhoods”. Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Newberry Library, Center for Renaissance Studies, Chicago, January, 2018.

           

“Knights, Jousts and Visual Power. Fostering a New Readership in La historia de los nobles cavalleros Oliveros de Castilla y Artus dalgarbe”. Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference, Lawrence, October, 2017.

Selected Awards & Honors

2021    Carlin GTA Award, Graduate Studies, KU
2020    GTA Flex and Online Teaching Program Award, Center for Teaching Excellence, KU
2019    Roberta Johnson Award for Academic Performance, Spanish and Portuguese, KU
2019    Nomination for Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award, KU
2019    L.R. Fox Graduate Scholarship Fund, KU
2018    Graduate Research Consultant Award, Center for Undergraduate Research, KU
2018    Medieval and Early Modern Studies Certificate, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, KU
2018    Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant, Hall Center for the Humanities, KU
2017    Kate Stephens Fellowship, Research Travel Grant, KU
2017    Graduate University Fellowship, Graduate Studies, KU
2016    Tinker Foundation Research Grant, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, KU


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