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Dialogue between two Hispanists on Spain and its history
10 Jun 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm|
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The second session of Hispanglia is a dialogue between Robert Goodwin and Alexander Sampson, a broad-ranging conversation, a mutual interview that will touch on politics, colonialism, imperialism, art, literature, theater, and British attitudes to Spain across the ages. As a touchstone to that discussion, we make the most of the usual introductory questions about how and why we fell in love with Spain and Spaniards in order to bring in Dr. Samson’s fascinating recent research into the question of ¿what did it mean to be a “Spaniard” or español in the Habsburg period? We will also reflect on Dr. Samson’s recent research into the relations between England and Spain during the early modern period (Mary and Philip: the Marriage of Tudor England and Habsburg Spain (Manchester 2020) and his long-standing love of Golden Age theater. We will endeavor to set those subjects within the broader story of Castile and her empire as told in Spain: the Centre of the World, 1519-1682 (Bloomsbury 2015) and América: the Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1492-1898 (Bloomsbury 2019).