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Ignacio J. García Pinilla

Professor of Latin Philology at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. His main research interest is the phenomena of dissidence and exile related to Humanism in 16th-century Spain. The way he has approached these phenomena has been notably philological, particularly through the edition and study of humanistic texts, with special attention to epistolaries and polemic texts or those related to ideological debate, considering different parts’ points of view. He has also examined censorship and repression as realities which should be considered to understand this period’s dispute. He is a member of the Research Group De re Hispanica ( and the director of Serie de disidentes españoles (University of Castilla-La Mancha). He is part of the editorial board for the magazine Exemplaria Classica (it is included in Scopus) and for the collection Heterodoxia ibérica (Brill) and Bibliotheca Graecolatina (University of Cordoba). He works with the Scientific Committee in other publications and series, too.

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María José Vega

Professor of Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She carried out her postdoctoral research at the Universities of Pisa, Turin and Oxford, at the Warburg Institute (holding a Frances Yates International Fellow), at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel and at the Marciana National Library in Venice. Her main research interest is the study of the textuality and history of literary ideas in 16th-century Europe, always in relation with the contemporary political and religious thought. Since 2000 she has led competitive research projects at a national, autonomous and international level, apart from collaborating in different research groups. In 2003 she got the Distinció per a la Promoció de la Recerca de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Young Researchers); in 2009 and, once again, in 2014 she was awarded with the Research Award ICREA Acadèmia. In 2011 she got the Mercator Gastprofessur by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. In 2012 she received the Humboldt’s Research Award (RFA). She is the author of some monographs of poetics, theory of literature and theory of reading in the 16th and 17th centuries. She is currently working on the theory of censorship in modern Spain, particularly on the second scholastic, and on the impact on expurgating in the configuration of European textual heritage. She is the Principal Investigator of the project Censura, textualidad y conflicto en la primera edad moderna and she leads Seminario de Poética del Renacimiento at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Rafael M. Pérez García

Senior lecturer at the University of Sevilla’s Department of Modern History and a specialist in Cultural History and Social History in modern Spain. He has published the following books: Sociología y lectura espiritual en la Castilla del Renacimiento (Madrid, Fundación Universitaria Española, 2005), La imprenta y la literatura espiritual castellana en la España del Renacimiento (Gijón, Trea, 2006), and, in collaboration with PhD Manuel F. Fernández Chaves, En los márgenes de la Ciudad de Dios. Moriscos en Sevilla (Valencia, Universidades de Valencia, Granada y Zaragoza, 2009), y Las élites moriscas entre Granada y el reino de Sevilla. Rebelión, castigo y supervivencias (Sevilla, Editorial Universidad de Sevilla, 2015). He has participated in twenty research projects both at a national and international level, and he is the author of over a hundred of scientific publications. He has been a participant in more than a hundred of congresses and scientific meetings held in eight different countries.

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