Julia Domínguez

Associate Professor of Spanish

Contact

Dept:Liberal Arts & Sciences Administration
Email:domingue@iastate.edu
Office:3102f Pearson
505 Morrill Rd.
Ames IA
50011-2103
Phone:515-294-8749
Website:https://works.bepress.com/julia_dominguez/

Topics of interest: Cervantes, Colonial Latin-American literature, Early Modern Spanish literature and culture, Memory studies, Picaresque novel, Science in early modern, Spanish language and culture, Women authors of the early-modern period

Bio

Julia Domínguez (Ph.D., University of Arizona) is Associate Professor of Spanish at Iowa State University. Her research focuses on early modern Spanish literature with a special emphasis on Cervantes from the standpoint of the rise of science and speculative thought in the Renaissance. She is especially interested in how Cervantes reflected the individual’s relationship to their body, mind (specifically memory), and environment in his literary works as a result of the renewed scientific and philosophical discourses, and the impact of new technologies.

She completed a book project entitled Quixotic Memories: Cervantes and Memory in Early Modern Spain (forthcoming University of Toronto Press, 2022) on the plurality and complexity of memory’s cultural scope through the lens of Cervantes, and specifically through his novel Don Quixote where she explores the many spaces that memory created for itself in Early Modern Spain. She has published a collection of essays about Cervantes and his works entitled Cervantes in Perspective (Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2012) and she is also the co-editor of the volume Hispanic Studies in Honor of Robert L. Fiore with more than 30 essays. She has also published a good number of articles on early modern Spanish literature, the picaresque, film, and Cervantes.

In 2016 she became a member of the Cervantes Society of America executive board. She is also the 2020 recipient of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AASPT) University Teacher Award.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, she has been awarded the prestigious Biruté Ciplijauskaité Research Fellowship from the Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There she will be working on her new book project The Arts of Mnemosyne: Expressions of Mnemonic Culture in Renaissance Spain on the influence of the art of memory on poetry in early modern Spain.

Grants and Awards


  • AATSP American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese - College/University Teacher of the Year (2020)

  • Cassling Innovation Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2020)

  • ISU Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching, Iowa State University (2018)

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Shakeshaft Master Teacher Award in Humanities and Social Sciences (2018)

  • Member of the Executive Council for the Cervantes Society of America (2017-2020)

  • ISU International Service Award, Iowa State University (2014)

  • ISU Award for Early Excellence in Teaching, Iowa State University (2010)

  • Cassling Family Faculty Award, Early Achievement in Teaching, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2010)

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Early Excellence in Teaching (2009)


Recent / Major Publications

BOOKS


  • The Arts of Mnemosyne: Expressions of Mnemonic Culture. In progress.

  • Quixotic Memories: Cervantes and the Culture of Memory in Early Modern Spain. Forthcoming with University of Toronto Press, 2022.

  • Cervantes in Perspective. Ed. Julia Domínguez. Madrid: Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2013.

  • Studies in Golden Age Literature in Honor of Robert L. Fiore. Ed. Julia Domínguez-Castellano and Chad M. Gasta. Newark, Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2009.


RECENT PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS



  • “Cervantes and the Mother of the Muses: Views of Memory in Early Modern Spain.” Cervantes and the Early Modern Mind. Ed. Julien Simon and Isabel Jaén. New York: Routledge, 2021. 118-137.

  • “Writing to Rescue from Oblivion: The Phantasms of Captivity in Cervantes’ Theater” Beyond the Playhouse: Cervantes’s Theatrical Revelations with Toronto UP.

  • “Imaginar mundos: memoria y ciencia ficción en la obra de Cervantes” Special issue on Cervantes and Science Fiction in Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 40.2 (2020): 33-51.

  • “'Básteme tener el Christus en la memoria para ser buen gobernador:’ Sancho y las cartillas de instrucción áurea" (Invited for a special issue Yo no le trocaría con otro escudero:” Sancho Panza ante la crítica in eHumanista/Cervantes 7 (2019): 97-114.

  • “The Internal Senses in Don Quixote and the Anatomy of Memory.” Beyond Sight. Eds. Steven Wagschal and Ryan Giles. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2018. 47-65.

  • “La medicina política en Cervantes: el gobierno del cuerpo en Don Quijote.” El Segundo Quijote (1615): Nuevas interpretaciones cuatro siglos después. Ed. Conxita Domenech and Andrés Lema Hincapié. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2018. 285-308.

  • “The ‘Janus Hypothesis’ in Don Quixote: Memory and Imagination in Cervantes.” Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature. Eds. Julien Simon and Isabel Jaén. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2016. 74-90.

  • “Leer con pluma en mano: escritura, lectura y memoria en Cervantes.” El Quijote en América. Cervantes, autor universal. Eds. María Isabel López Martínez & Rosa Eugenia Montes Doncel. Madrid: Renacimiento, 2016. 11-36.

  • “Introduction”. In Cervantes in Perspective. Ed. Julia Domínguez. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2013.

  • “‘¿Qué grandeza es mandar en un grano de mostaza, o qué dignidad o imperio el gobernar a media docena de hombres tamaños como avellanas?’: la visión celestial de Sancho y el Theatrum Orbis Terrarum de Abraham Ortelius.” Hispánofila 166 (2012): 19-37.

  • “Espacios legibles en La vida del Lazarillo de Tormes: valoración del mapa mental en la psicología cognitiva del pícaro.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 45 (2011): 259-81.

  • “Coluros, líneas, paralelos y zodíacos: Cervantes y el viaje por la cosmografía en El Quijote”. Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 29.2 (2009): 139-57.

  • “El laberinto mental del exilio en Don Quijote: el testimonio del morisco Ricote”. Hispania 92.2 (2009): 183-92.

  • “Los escenarios de la memoria: psicodrama en El trato de Argel de Cervantes”. The Bulletin of Comediantes 61.1 (2009): 1-24.

  • “Cuando la picaresca ‘determinó de pasarse a Indias:’ el caso de Mi tío Atahualpa.” Studies in Golden Age Literature in Honor of Robert L. Fiore. Newark, Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2009. 149-62.

  • “Introduction” with Chad Gasta. In Studies in Golden Age Literature in Honor of Robert L. Fiore. Newark, Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2009. 11-24.

  • “Luces, cámara, inacción en Lost in La Mancha: la realidad de una ficción que nunca existió”. Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 27.2 (2007): 23-42.

  • “A Culture-Based Entrepreneurship Program: Impact on Student Interest in Business Ownership” with Chad M. Gasta, Leland L’Hote and Howard Van Auken. International Journal of Family Business 4 (2007): 17-30.

  • “La superposición de mapas cognitivos en la ‘Historia del Cautivo:’ el espacio discursivo en la convivencia de culturas.” 1605-2005: Don Quixote across the Centuries. Coord. John P. Gabriele. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2005. 115-24.