Rebeca Sanmartín

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The Emergence of Female Spiritual ​Authority in Castile

Rebeca Sanmartín Bastida is an Associate Professor (Profesora Titular) at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She obtained her doctorate in 2000 and she has since then published the following books: Imágenes de la Edad Media: La mirada del Realismo (2002), Teatralidad y textualidad en el Arcipreste de Talavera (2003), Las metamorfosis de la alegoría: Discurso y sociedad en la Península Ibérica desde la Edad Media hasta la Edad Contemporánea (co-edited with Rosa Vidal Doval, 2005), Sobre la representación del pasado, Emilia Pardo Bazán y la controvertida vida del Medioevo (2005), La puesta en escena de la muerte en un tratado del siglo XV (2006), La representación de las místicas: Sor María de Santo Domingo en su contexto europeo (2012), La Revelaciones de María de Santo Domingo (with María Luengo, 2014) and La comida visionaria: Formas de alimentación en el discurso carismático femenino del siglo XVI (2015).
Her research encompasses several times, although she favors especially the 15th, 16th and 19th Centuries. Sanmartín Bastida has specialized in the study of nineteenth-century medievalism (dealing with the figure of Don Pedro “el Cruel”) and in the analysis of the performative qualities of medieval texts. Currently she is in charge of a four-year research project (2016-2019), funded by the Spanish Government, that analyses the rise of female authority in convents and “beaterios” and the interplay between this space and the space of the court in 15th and early 16th century Castile. Sanmartín Bastida has worked for several years at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Madrid, 1996-2004) and at the University of Manchester (UK, 2001-2003), and has been awarded with fellowship at the University of Sorbonne (Paris IV, 1999) and Harvard University. She has also been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Nottingham (2014) and Trento (2016).