A Companion to Celestina

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Volume Editor: Enrique Fernandez
In A Companion to Celestina, Enrique Fernandez brings together twenty-three hitherto unpublished contributions on the Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea, popularly known as Celestina (c. 1499) written by leading experts who summarize, evaluate and expand on previous studies. The resulting chapters offer the non-specialist an overview of Celestina studies. Those who already know the field will find state of the art studies filled with new insights that elaborate on or depart from the well-established currents of criticism. Celestina's creation and sources, the parody of religious and erudite traditions, the treatment of magic, prostitution, the celestinesca and picaresque genre, the translations into other languages as well as the adaptations into the visual arts (engravings, paintings, films) are some of the topics included in this companion.

Contributors are: Beatriz de Alba-Koch, Raúl Álvarez Moreno, Consolación Baranda, Ted L. Bergman, Patrizia Botta, José Luis Canet, Fernando Cantalapiedra, Ricardo Castells, Ivy Corfis, Manuel da Costa Fontes, Enrique Fernandez, José Luis Gastañaga Ponce de León, Ryan D. Giles, Yolanda Iglesias, Gustavo Illades Aguiar, Kathleen V. Kish, Bienvenido Morros Mestres, Devid Paolini, Antonio Pérez Romero, Amaranta Saguar García, Connie Scarborough, Joseph T. Snow, and Enriqueta Zafra.

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Enrique Fernandez, Professor of Spanish at the University of Manitoba, co-edited Celestina comentada, and edited the 17th century Neo-Latin translation of Celestina, the Pornoboscodidascalus Latinus. He is the director of the on line database Celestina Visual www.celestinavisual.org.
“the book achieves its objective of offering a comprehensive companion to one of Europe's premodern masterpieces and will be of particular value to nonspecialist anglophone readers.” - Rachel Scott, King's College London, in: Renaissance Quarterly 72:1 (spring 2019), pp. 375-376
“The companion deserves a place of honor in courses related to Celestina […]. It will make an important addition to the library of any medievalist and early modernist, and should be in every institutional library.” - Sol Miguel-Prendes, Wake Forest University, in: Sixteenth Century Journal 49:4 (Winter 2018), pp. 1182-1184
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Notes on contributors


Foreword to the Companion
ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ


INTRODUCTION

The Significance of Celestina
JOSEPH T. SNOW



TEXT, ORIGINS AND SOURCES

The Early Editions and the Authorship of Celestina
JOSÉ LUIS CANET

The Poetics of Voice, the Performance, and the Meaning of Celestina
GUSTAVO ILLADES AGUIAR

Quotation, Plagiarism, Allusion, and Reminiscence: Intertextuality in Celestina
AMARANTA SAGUAR GARCÍA

Theater without a Stage: Celestina and the Humanistic Comedy
DEVID PAOLINI

Celestina in the Context of Fifteenth-Century Castilian Vernacular Humanism
JOSÉ LUIS GASTAÑAGA PONCE DE LEÓN

Minerva’s Dog and Other Problematic Points in Celestina’s Text
FERNANDO CANTALAPIEDRA EROSTARBE

Calisto and Leriano in Love
IVY A. CORFIS

The Story of Hero and Leander: A Possible Unknown Source of Celestina
BIENVENIDO MORROS MESTRES




THEMES AND READINGS

“Aquellos antigos libros”: Approaches to Parody in Celestina
RYAN D. GILES

Risky Business: The Politics of Prostitution in Celestina
ENRIQUETA ZAFRA

A Guidebook for Two Cities: The Physical and the Political Urban Space in Celestina
RAÚL ÁLVAREZ MORENO

Magic in Celestina
PATRIZIA BOTTA

Lovesickness and the Problematical Text of La Celestina, Act 1
RICARDO CASTELLS

Jesus and Mary, Christian Prayer, and the Saints in Celestina
MANUEL DA COSTA FONTES

Eating, Drinking, and Consuming in the Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea
CONNIE L. SCARBOROUGH




INFLUENCE AND POSTERITY


Modernity and Celestina: The Future of Our Past and of Our Present
ANTONIO PÉREZ-ROMERO

Celestina as a Precursor to the Picaresque
TED BERGMAN

Early Responses to Celestina: Translations and Commentary
KATHLEEN V. KISH

Celestina’s Continuations, Adaptations, and Influences
CONSOLACIÓN BARANDA

Celestina and Agustín Arrieta’s China Poblana: Mexico’s Female Icon Revisited
BEATRIZ DE ALBA-KOCH

The Images of Celestina and Its Visual Culture
ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ

Celestina in Film and Television
YOLANDA IGLESIAS

Chapter Summaries

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Index

All interested in the Spanish masterpiece Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea (c. 1499), commonly known as Celestina, and in its continuations and adaptations.