Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese

My project analyzes the interrelations between art and literature in the representation of real and imaginary spaces in the Middle Ages. Consequently, my research reveals the material nature of texts, and the textual nature of visual experiences. My plan is to digitally recreate spaces described in Spanish literary works that include illustrations of that space in order to explore the relation between how this space is described artistically and literally (which elements are stressed and which are not) and how it actually should look. By doing so, I want to provide a better understanding of the culture that created those works. The way in which a specific society represents time and space can illustrate how they think of the world they inhabit, that is, their worldview.