History Department
History Department

Talk: "Radicals in Exile: English Catholic Books during the Reign of Philip II," by Freddy C. Dominguez, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (Latin American Colloquium)

Mon, December 10, 2018 | GAR 1.102

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Freddy C. Dominguez is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Arkansas- Fayetteville. He is primarily a historian of early modern Europe, with a focus on the intersections of political culture and religion.  His most current work focuses on English Catholic exiles and their polemical activities in Spain and across the European Continent and his first book on the subject is Radicals in Exile: English Catholic Books during the Reign of Philip II  (under consideration by Penn State Press, Iberian Encounters Series). He is also working on three other books which are thematically linked to the first in their exploration of dissimulation, discernment, and the limits of “truth”. His second project, in the final stages of research, is tentatively titled: The Nun of Lisbon, Being  the Wondrous Rise and Public Fall of a Living Saint.  This book will study the prophetic life of the most famous late-sixteenth century mystic and her relationship to the most popular author of the sixteenth century, Luis de Granada, through a multivalent, post-modern narrative of her miraculous activities and her trial that ended in (contested) infamy. The third is a discussion of historical consciousness and popular culture through the study of Bob Dylan, tentatively titled: Dylan in Time: An Essay.  Here Dr. Dominguez will use Dylan's work to explore the imaginative dimensions of American historical practices within and outside of academe.  Dominguez is also editing two books, one with Dr. William Bulman on Tudor-Stuart political culture and another on so-called “Spanish Elizabethans”. Finally, he is starting research for what will be a survey of global political thought and culture during the long sixteenth century through the lens of discourses for and against Spanish hegemony.

The Latin American Colloquium series will expose faculty and students on campus (not only history) to historiography in Spanish and Portuguese  and to faculty from the South Atlantic, whose work is often ignored.  It will also have faculty working on exiting  Latin American related topics. The colloquium will be a conversation, not a formal presentation. We ask participants to read a couple of articles or excerpts from books and come prepared to have a conversation (sometimes in Spanish or Portuguese). The colloquium is convened by Professor Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, UT Austin. For the readings for each week, please contact at:
canizares-esguerra@austin.utexas.edu.


Sponsored by History Department; LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections; African and African Diaspora Studies; History of Science Colloquium; and Professors Delgado Garrido, Greg Childs, and Cameron Strang.

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