Maria Jordan

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Senior Lector, Spanish & Portuguese; Lecturer History
Office: 
82-90 Wall 208
Phone: 
203-432-5439
Fields of interest: 

Europe: Early Spain

Bio: 

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María V. Jordán is a senior lector in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Lecturer in the Department of History.  She was trained in Spanish Literature and History at the Universidad de Puerto Rico (Río Piedras) and the University of Minnesota (M.A., Ph.d.). She has held fellowships from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  She is particularly interested in the literature and cultural history of Early  Modern Spain and more recently in Early Modern Latin America.  Her research has concentrated on the prophetic tradition  as well as  dreams in the literature and history of the Hispanic world.  In the History Department, she has taught courses on “Women in the Hispanic World” and on “Dissidence and Authority in Early Modern Spain.”  She joined the Yale faculty in 1998.  From 2004-2008 she served as the Associate Master of Ezra Stiles College.

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Books
  • Soñar la historia. Vida y textos de Lucrecia de León en la España  del Siglo de Oro  (Madrid: Siglo XXI, 2007).  Translated in Portuguese as Sonhar a história (Bauru, São Paulo: Editora  EDUSC, 2010).

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Articles or Chapters in Books
  • “Desde los campos de León a Nueva España: espiritualidad transatlántica en una obra de Juan Suárez de Gamboa, 1625”, Colonial Latin American Review, 18 (2009), pp. 123-139.
  • ‘Francisco Monzón and the Theory of Dreams in the Sixteenth Century,’ Traüme und res publica Sonia Rose and Peer Schmidt, eds. (Augsburg, 2009).
  • “Da imaginação à imagem: o sonho como criação na Espanha do Siglo de Oro,”  Sons, formas, cores e movimentos na modernidade atlântica: Europa, Américas e África, Júnia Furtado, org. (Belo Horizonte: AnnaBlume, 2008).
  • El arte de oniromancia en la España de la Edad Moderna:  Un manual                     desconocido,” Sonhos e pesadelos na História, Fernando Tadeo de Miranda Borges y Maria Adenir Peraro, eds.  (Cuiabá, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, 2006), pp. 15-34.
  • “The Empire of the Future and the Chosen People: Father Antonio Vieira and the Prophetic tradition in the Hispanic World,”Luso-Brazilian Review, 41 (2003), 46-57.        
  • “El buen dormir: Francisco de Monzón y el sueño en el siglo xvi.”Cuadernos de Historia Moderna (Universidad Complutense, Madrid), 26  (2001),  pp. 169-184.
  • ¨¿Pícaros y Crédulos?  El discurso apocalíptico en los sueños de Lucrecia de León,” in ACTAS.  XVI Congreso Internacional de Historia de Religiones (CD-Rom).
  • “ ‘Charity has gone to Heaven,’ The Women in Lazarillo de   Tormes,” in  New Approaches to Lazarillo de Tormesed. Reyes Coll Telechea    (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2009?) in press.
  • Sueños españoles de realidades americanas: sueños cotidianos en Nueva España” Sueños en América colonial, Sonia Rose, et. al. (Augsburg:  to be published 2010).  

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