Hazbun, Professor Geraldine


Geraldine Hazbun

Associate Professor in Medieval Spanish Literature
Ferreras Willetts Fellow and Tutor in Spanish

Email: geraldine.hazbun@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

Academic Background

  • BA Medieval and Modern Languages - French and Spanish, University of Cambridge
  • MPhil in European Literature, University of Cambridge
  • PhD Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature, University of Cambridge
  • Professor of Spanish at Oxford and Fellow of St Anne's since 2005

Medieval Spanish literature and culture

Research Interests

  • Literature of medieval Iberia and Golden Age Drama (thirteenth to seventeenth centuries).
  • The formation of Spain’s collective identity during the medieval and early modern periods, focusing specifically on treachery, wrongdoing, and illegitimacy.
    Presently working on a new monograph Reading Illegitimacy in Early Iberian Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, tbc).
Selected Publications
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Reading Illegitimacy in Early Iberian Literature (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming)

Narratives of the Islamic Conquest from Medieval Spain, The New Middle Ages (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

A Companion to Spanish Women’s Studies ed. Xon de Ros & Geraldine Hazbun (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2011).

Treacherous Foundations: Betrayal and Collective Identity in Early Spanish Epic, Chronicle, and Drama, Monografías, A281 (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2009). 

Book chapters

‘Iberia’, in Medieval Travel Writing: A Global History, ed. Sebastian Sobecki (Cambridge: UP, forthcoming 2020).

‘Kinship and Heroic Selfhood in the Historical-Epic Ballads’, in Old Ballads, New Approaches: Studies on the ‘Romancero viejo’, ed. Juan-Carlos Conde and David Hook (Oxford: Magdalen Iberian Medieval Studies Seminar, 2018), pp. 37-57

‘Memory as Mester in the Libro de Alexandre and Libro de Apolonio’, in Medieval Hispanic Studies in Memory of Alan Deyermond, ed. Andrew M. Beresford, Louise M. Haywood, Julian Weiss (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2013), pp. 91-119.

‘Lope de Vega, the Chronicle-Legend Plays and Collective Memory’, in A Companion to Lope de Vega, ed. Alexander Samson and Jonathan Thacker, Monografías A, 260 (Tamesis, 2008), 131-47

Journal Articles

‘“Más avremos adelant”: Minaya Álvar Fáñez and the Heroic Vision in the Cantar de Mio Cid’, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 88.4 (2011), pp. 463-96.

‘Endings Lost and Found in the Poema de Fernán González’, Hispanic Research Journal , 9.3 (2008), 203-217, Article Weblink

‘The 1541 Crónica general and the Historical Theatre of Juan de la Cueva and Lope de Vega: An Epic Debt’, Bulletin of the Comediantes, 60.1 (2008)