Rebecca Jillian Beattie

Rebecca J Beattie, B.A. (Oxon), M.St. (Oxon)

Research

I completed my B.A. in French and Spanish at Keble College, Oxford, and my M.St. in Early Modern Spanish at Hertford College, Oxford.

My DPhil project examines the writings of Baltasar Gracián, and the links his work has, or appears to have, with ‘Modernity’. My research interests therefore incorporate sixteenth and seventeenth-century Spanish literature and culture, and philosophy from Antiquity to the Enlightenment — particularly how these philosophies interact with literature and thinking of the Spanish Golden Age.

Teaching

Golden Age Spanish period paper taught for Stanford University (~FHS paper VII)

2nd year undergraduate unseen translation (FHS paper II)

Conference papers

July 2017, Second Durham/Northumbria Colloquium on Medieval and Golden Age Hispanic Studies (University College, Durham University), ‘On the Road to Modernity? The Emergence of Intra-Subjectivity in the Works of Baltasar Gracián’.

June 2017, Spanish Graduate Seminar (Taylorian Institution, University of Oxford), ‘On the Road to Modernity? The Emergence of Intra-Subjectivity in the Works of Baltasar Gracián’.

May 2017, Graduate Studies Symposium (Hertford College, University of Oxford), ‘From Conquest to Compassion, Terrorisation to Tolerance: The Emergence of Human Rights and International Law Amidst the Discovery of the Americas’.

May 2017, ‘Mimesis on Trial’, Centre for Early Modern Studies (Merton College, University of Oxford), ‘The Works of Baltasar Gracián: Reality on Trial, but Who Makes Up the Jury?’.

November 2016, Sixth Golden Age Research Symposium (University College Cork), ‘Arthur Schopenhauer and Baltasar Gracián: The Subject, the Object, and the Barrier of Christianity’.

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