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Dr Gabriel Sánchez Espinosa

Dr Gabriel Sánchez Espinosa
Dr Gabriel Sánchez Espinosa

 Dr Gabriel Sánchez Espinosa, reader in Hispanic Studies, is advisor of studies and year abroad tutor in Spanish and Portuguese Studies. He researches different aspects of the Spanish Enlightenment (history of ideas, history of reading, Neoclassical printing history and book market, autobiographies and letter writing). Other parallel research interests are Spanish 20th-century autobiographies and diaries (mainly Andrés Trapiello) and the book market of la Transición.

He is the author of La biblioteca de José Nicolás de Azara (Madrid, 1997) and Las memorias del ilustrado aragonés José Nicolás de Azara (Zaragoza, 2000). He is currently involved in an annotated edition of the letters written in Rome by the diplomat and writer J.-N. de Azara to the minister Manuel de Roda.

He is a regular contributor to The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies, having been in charge of the section “Literature, 1700-1823”, since 1998. He is a committee member of Queen’s Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CECS), and is currently working in the BA-CSIC funded project Towards a catalogue of Madrid bookshops, 1759-1814 with Dr J Alvarez Barrientos (CSIC), and collaborating in the Ibarra Real project with J.-M. Ribagorda (Universidad Complutense).

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 Among his most recent published articles/chapters are:

  • “Félix O'Neill o la aventurera vida de un militar irlandés al servicio de la Ilustración española”, Dieciocho 23 (2000), 117-131.

  •  “Los libros españoles del bibliófilo escocés David Stewart”, Revista de Literatura 123 (2000), 81-112.

  • “Madame de Sévigné y la carta familiar en España durante el siglo XVIII”, in M. Boixareu and R. Desné (eds.), Recepción de autores franceses de la época clásica en los siglos XVIII y XIX en España y en el extranjero (Madrid: UNED, 2001), 111-123.

  •  “La relación de las exequias de Carlos III en Roma y el nuevo gusto neoclásico”, Goya 282 (2001) 169-177.

  • “La obra del naturalista Guillermo Bowles y la política editorial del gobierno ilustrado”, Dieciocho 25 (2002), 255-280.

  • “Las Cartas familiares del jesuita Juan Andrés”, in P. Aullón de Haro (ed.), Juan Andrés y la teoría comparatista (Valencia: Generalitat Valenciana, 2002), 269-286.

  •  “Un episodio en la recepción cultural dieciochesca de lo exótico: la llegada del elefante a Madrid en 1773”, Goya 295-296 (2003), 269-286.

  • “Un impresor ante la crisis de las Luces: Fermín Villalpando (1794-1830)”, Revista de Literatura 134 (2005), 373-409.

  • “Apuntes de pedagogía y egotismo dieciochistas”, in Dieciocho 30.1 (2007), 177-188.

  •   “José Nicolás de Azara, lettore, bibliofilo ed editore neoclassico”, in G. Cantarutti and S. Ferrari (eds.), Paesaggi europei del Neoclassicismo (Bologna: II Mulino, 2007), 141-162.

  • “An ilustrado in his province: Jovellanos in Asturias”, in S. Davies, R. Butterwick and G. Sánchez Espinosa (eds.), Peripheries of the Enlightenment (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2008).

  • "El viaje a Cuba de Andrés Trapiello (1995): un testimonio de la política cultural al final del periodo socialista” in Bulletin of Spanish Studies 86.2 (2009), 253-269.

Forthcoming:

  • “Trieste de Andrés Trapiello y la transición editorial española”.
  • “La producción editorial del Despotismo Ilustrado: la Imprenta Real”.

 His teaching interests, apart from the Eighteenth-Century, include Spanish 20th-century Memoirs and Autobiographies, the literary and cultural reception of the Spanish Civil War, and Spanish film and politics.

Gabriel graduated from Madrid’s Complutense University and wrote his PhD during his stay as lektor in Duisburg University (1985-1993).

His hobbies range from listening to Mozart’s operas to watching baseball games (he is a LA Dodgers fan).