Welcome to H-Cervantes, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. H-Cervantes is a network for scholars and professionals active in studies related to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It encourages scholarly exchanges on all aspects of the author, his works, his circle, his times, and scholarship on the era, and welcomes participation by scholars/specialists from all disciplines.

Note: No known portrait of Miguel de Cervantes exists; all images purported to be of him, both on this page and elsewhere, are merely artistic recreations.

Recent Content

CFP: “The Persiles at 400” - SCMLA 2017, Tulsa, October 5-8

Papers are sought for a proposed special session devoted to Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda at the South Central MLA's 2017 convention in Tulsa, October 5-8.  This year’s conference theme is “Moving Words: Migrations, Translations, and Transformations”: “a call to consider how words record, dramatize, and inspire the movements of people.”  Proposals related to these aspects of the Persiles are especially welcome.

Call for Chapter Proposals (Confined Women: Emparedadas, Malcasadas and the Walls of Female Space in Inquisitorial Spain)

Chapter proposals are invited for a forthcoming book titled Confined Women: Emparedadas, Malcasadas and the Walls of Female Space in Inquisitorial Spain. The book will focus on the mechanisms of control that women faced in early modern Spain and the different ways that they were venerated through literary, historical, and visual texts. Chapters of 6,000–8,000 words will explore questions such as: how did literary and historical figures become closed-in and monitored?  How did contemporary women interact with ideals of the “virtuous woman” or the “perfect wife”?