Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco

Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco

Professor and Chair, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco teaches Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Columbia. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, Universidad de Salamanca, Université de Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), and the École Normale Supérieure (Lettres et Sciences Humaines). Among his publications are books and articles on Medieval and Early Modern knighthood, history of the book and reading, medieval political theory, law and culture, Occitan poetry, etc. He is one of the executive directors of the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies and a member of the MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions. He was the recipient of the 2010 John K. Walsh award for his article "La urgente presencia de las Siete Partidas".

Fall 2011 Course:

Inquisition: a cultural history

Spring 2011 Courses:

Graduate Course: Codification and Writing of the Law
Undergraduate Course: The End of the World

Research Group:

Medieval and Early Modern Iberian and Imperial Studies "MIME: Medieval Iberia, Modern Empire"

Recent Publications:

Plebeyos márgenes. Ficción, industria del derecho y ciencia literaria (siglos XIII-XIV), Salamanca: Seminario de Estudios Medievales y Renacentistas / Sociedad de Estudios Medievales y Renacentistas [Lecciones, 3], 2011.

"Atomic Trinity." In José Manuel Hidalgo, ed. La pluma es lengua del alma: ensayos en honor de E. Michael Gerli. Newark (Delaware): Juan de la Cuesta, 2011: 309-325.

Order and Chivalry. Knighthood and Citizenship in Late Medieval Castile.Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2010.

"La producción del margen," La Corónica 39.1 (2010): 249-72

"La urgente presencia de las Siete Partidas," La Corónica, 38.2 (Spring 2010):97-134.

"Theorizing the Language of Law," Diacritics, 36.3-4 (2006): 64-86.

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