Student-Faculty Seminar: 'The Sephardic Ballad Tradition'
Tue, October 16, 2012 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Texas Hillel
A lecture by Associate Professor Madeline Sutherland-Meier; lunch provided.
The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies presents monthly lunchtime lectures from Jewish Studies faculty at the university and beyond. Lectures are free and open to the public, with a kosher lunch provided by Lucy's European Cuisine.
Madeline Sutherland-Meier specializes in Spanish literature, particularly the Spanish Ballad or Romancero and Spanish periodicals. She is the author of Mass Culture in the Age of Enlightenment: The Blindman’s Ballads of Eighteenth-Century Spain. Her current research focuses on the Semanario Erudito, a late eighteenth-century periodical, and on disability in Spain. She has collected ballads in the pueblos of Spain and has published on the modern oral tradition, including the Judeo-Spanish tradition. She is also interested in the relationship between high culture and mass culture in early modern Spain. Her teaching includes general courses on Spanish literature and civilization, as well as more specialized graduate and undergraduate courses on medieval and Golden Age literature, the Romancero, the three cultures of Spain, and Spain’s early women writers. She chaired the Department of Spanish and Portuguese from 1993 to 2001 and from 2008 to 2009.