CEEH Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica

Santa Teresa o la llama permanente. Estudios históricos, artísticos y literarios


Esther Borrego Gutiérrez y Jaime Olmedo Ramos (eds.)


424 pages; 56 b/w and color illustrations; flapped paperblack; 17 x 24,5 cm


Spanish; 2017





This volume brings together a score of papers delivered at the international conference «Y tan alta vida espero». Santa Teresa o la llama permanente. De 1515 a 2015 held at the Complutense University of Madrid in 2015. Golden Age specialists explore Saint Teresa through her relationship with the historical, theological and social environment of the day. The book also contains notable research on subsequent musical and artistic productions inspired by the saint, literary criticism, interpretations and influence of Teresa’s own writings, as well as on the vision of women conveyed in them. It ends with a bibliographical appendix listing the editions of Teresa’s works and the main studies carried out on them from early times to the present day.

Esther Borrego Gutiérrez is a tenured lecturer in Spanish Literature at the Complutense University in Madrid, where she earned her PhD with a thesis on Spanish Golden Age theatre. She has published more than a dozen books and monographs and several critical editions of autos sacramentales and Golden Age plays. She directed the international conference Y tan alta vida espero. Santa Teresa o la llama permanente. De 1515 a 2015 (2015) and is in charge of a project to recover conventual literature in Spain.

Jaime Olmedo Ramos is a tenured lecturer of Spanish Literature at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. At the Instituto Cervantes he coordinated the Diccionario panhispánico de dudas (2005) for the Real Academia Española. He has also coordinated the Atlas Cronológico de la Historia de España (2009) and has been technical director of the Diccionario Biográfico Español (50 vols., 2009–13) and of the project Historia Hispánica, both at the Real Academia de la Historia, of which he is a corresponding member.