Mercedes Alcalá Galán

  1. Fernández, Esther and Mercedes Alcalá Galán, editors. Sex and Gender in Cervantes / Sexo y género en Cervantes. Kassel (Germany): Edition Reichenberger, 2019.
    • Gender and sexuality studies in 14 peer reviewed articles of the most prominent scholars in Early Modern Spain literary Studies.
  2. Galán, Mercedes Alcalá. “Tan entera como la madre que la parió’: Maternity, Sexuality and Literary Fiction in Cervantes”. In Sex and Gender in Cervantes / Sexo y género en Cervantes, edited by Esther Fernández and Mercedes Alcalá Galán, 217-40. Kassel (Germany): Edition Reichenberger, 2019. 
  3. Galán, Mercedes Alcalá. “Elizabeth I and the Politics of Representation: The Triumph over Spain”. In The Image of Elizabeth I, edited by Esther Fernández Rodríguez and Eduardo Olid, 137-76. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019. 
    • This article explores the idea of Empire shaped in England during the Spain of Philip II through the symbols in the portraits of Elizabeth I of England.
  4. Galán, Mercedes Alcalá. “African Space and Abencerrajismo in Cervantes’s El gallardo español: Arlaxa and the Deconstruction of the Heroic Comedia”. Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 39, no. 1 (2019): 79-95.
    • This article questions the heroic theme in Cervantes’ comedia El gallardo español arguing that it shows the political and moral decadence of the Spanish city of Oran in North Africa, and rethinks the relations with the surrounding Maghribian peoples.