Felipe E. Ruan

Associate Professor

905 688 5550 x5331
Office: GLN 280
fruan@brocku.ca

Ph.D. University of Toronto (2004)
M.A. University of Western Ontario (1994)
B.A. (Honours), University of Western Ontario (1991)

Research areas

  • Cultural identity in early modern Spain and colonial Latin America; mestizos and racialization discourses in early colonial Peru.
  • Early modern book history in Spain and Spanish America; relationship of state bureaucracy and cultural production; literary censorship

Articles and Book Chapters

“Historia editorial, censura y difusión del Lazarillo de Tormes en los albores del siglo XVII,” Memorias de un honrado aguador. Ámbitos de estudio en torno a la difusión de Lazarillo de Tormes, ed. Frederick A. de Armas & Julio Vélez-Sainz. Madrid: Sial, 2017. 69-82.

“The Probanza and Shaping a Contesting Mestizo Record in Early Colonial Peru.”Bulletin of Spanish Studies (2017).

“Prudent Deferment: Cosmographer-Chronicler Juan López de Velasco and the Historiography of the Indies.” The Americas. A Quarterly Review of Latin American History 74.1 (2017): 27-55.

“Language, Genealogy, and Archive: Fashioning the Indigenous Mother in the Comentarios reales and in Sixteenth-Century Mestizo Petitions.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 41.1 (2016): 35-64.

Books

Pícaro and Cortesano: Identity and the Forms of Capital in Early Modern Spanish Picaresque Narrative and Courtesy Literature. Lewisburg, PA.: Bucknell University Press, 2011. 167 pp.

“Juan López de Velasco: el censor censurado y la historiografía de Indias.” Paper delivered at the XI Congreso de la Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro, Madrid, Spain, July 10-14, 2017.

“La madre indígena y el archivo historiográfico: lengua e identidad en peticiones de mestizos en el siglo XVI.” Paper delivered at the Latin American Studies Association Conference, Lima, Peru, May 23-26, 2017.

“Mestizo Petitions, Narratives of Justice and the Notarial Record in Sixteenth-Century Colonial Peru.” Paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 27-30, 2015.

  • SPAN 1F00 Introductory Spanish
  • MARS 1F90 Medieval and Renaissance Civilizations
  • SCLC 1F90 Cultures of Western Europe
  • SPAN 1P95 Conquest and Colonization
  • SPAN 2P10 Latin American Cultures Since Independence
  • SPAN 2P20 Analysis and Approaches to Literary Texts
  • SPAN 3P97 Modern Spanish Literature and Culture
  • SPAN 3P98 Contemporary Chronicle & Testimonial Writing
  • SPAN 3Q90 Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture
  • SPAN 4P15 Imagining Identity in the Early Modern Hispanic World

New Course – Fall 2017: MARS/SPAN 3Q92 Moors, New Christians, and Renegades