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Noel Maureen Valis
Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
Catholicism in Modern Spanish Narrative

Catholicism plays a fundamental imaginative-moral role in key texts of modern Spanish narrative. This power to shape new narrative structures and perspectives and to prompt texts to focus on ethical-religious issues of belief and social concern has not, however, been understood or paid attention by literary scholars. Scholars view Spanish fiction largely as a secular enterprise; and disconnect religion from issues of modernity. By the late 18th century faith begins to show signs of being in crisis. I examine the role that this continuing religious crisis played in creating the modern forms of imaginative writing in Spain.

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Project fields:
Spanish Literature

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2006 – 4/30/2007