John Slater

JSLATER

Position Title
Vice Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Associate Professor of Spanish

607 Sproul Hall
Bio

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • Ph.D., Brandeis University


RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Early modern Spanish natural history, medicine, and alchemy
  • Seventeenth-century Spanish drama
  • Translation and the circulation of natural knowledge
  • Historiography and early modern historiographic theories


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

John Slater, Maríaluz López-Terrada, and José Pardo-Tomás, eds. Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014.

  • John Slater, José Pardo-Tomás, and Maríaluz López Terrada. "Introduction: Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire."  Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire.  Ed. John Slater, Maríaluz López-Terrada, and José Pardo-Tomás. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. 1-20.
     
  • "The Theological Drama of Chymical Medicine in Early Modern Spain." Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire.  Ed. John Slater, Maríaluz López-Terrada, and José Pardo-Tomás.   Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. 213-230.

"The Terrible Embrace of the Incipient Baroque: Textually Enacting the Union of Crowns." ellipsis 12 (2014): 191-211.

"The Green Gold Fallacies: Myth and Reality in the Transatlantic Trade in Medicinal Plants." Geografias médicas. Fronteras culturales de la medicina hispanoamericana, siglos XVI y XVII. Ed. Mauricio Sánchez-Menchero and José Pardo Tomás. Mexico: CEIICH-UNAM, 2014.  99-122.

“Tampering with Signs of Power: Juan de Palafox, Historiography, and the Limits of Heraldry.”  Signs of Power in Habsburg Spain and the New World.  Ed. Jason McCloskey and Ignacio López.  Lewisberg, Penn.: Bucknell UP, 2013. 113-131.

"Scenes of Mediation: Staging Medicine in the Spanish Interludes.”  Social History of Medicine 24.2 (2011): 226-243. With María Luz López Terrada.

Todos son hojas: literatura e historia natural en el barroco español. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2010.

"Rereading Cabriada’s Carta: Alchemy and Rhetoric in Baroque Spain.” Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies 7 (2009): 67-80.

"From Historia Naturalis to Historia au naturale: Lastanosa and the Naked Truth.” The Gentleman, the Virtuoso, the Inquirer: Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa and the Art of Collecting in Early Modern Spain.   Ed. Mar Rey Bueno and Miguel López Pérez.  Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. 30-46.

"History as an Ekphrastic Genre in Early Modern Spain.”  MLN 122.2 (2007): 216-32.


CURRENT PROJECTS

Calderón de la Barca, Pedro.  En esta vida todo es verdad y todo mentira, Sueños hay que verdad son. Edited by John Slater and Harrison Meadows.  (Under contract with Juan de la Cuesta; submitted).

“Quevedo and Medical Polemic, from the Sueños to the Enlightenment.” Hacia la Modernidad: la creación de un nuevo orden teórico literario entre Barroco y Neoclasicismo (1651-1750).  Ed. Alain Bègue.  Estudios del Parnaso olvidado 2.  Vigo: Editorial Academia del Hispanismo.  (Submitted).

“El enciclopedismo político de Luis Aldrete y Soto: Circulación, circulatores y un imperio que ciñó el orbe.”  Saberes (in)útiles. Ed. Mechthild Albert y Ulrike Becker.  Biblioteca Aurea Hispánica.  Vervuert/Iberoamericana (Accepted for publication).

“The Politics of The Origins of Maize: Spanish Naturalism, World Cuisine, and Epidemic Disease.” The Gastronomical Arts in Spain: Food and Etiquette.  Ed. Frederick de Armas and James Mandrell.  (Submitted).

“The Mathematical and Religious Cultures of Early Modern Valencia.” Afers, fulls de recerca i pensament (Accepted for publication).

“Sermons, Chymistry, and Scientific Modernity in Spain (1675-1708).”  Azogue: Historia de la alquimia (Submitted).