Anales Galdosianos

Print ISSN: 0569-9924 / E-ISSN: 2161-301X

Founded in 1966 by Rododlfo Cardona, Anales Galdosianos, a yearly publication of the Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas, and one of the principal international journals on 19th-century Iberian studies, publishes articles, reviews and documents related to the life and works of Benito Pérez Galdós and his contemporaries, within a broad spectrum of critical perspectives, in addition to including studies of an interdisciplinary, transnational and/or comparative nature on 19th-century Spanish literature and culture. We appreciate the important support of Boston University, the Casa Museo Pérez Galdós and the Cabildo de Gran Canaria.

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Founder:Rodolfo Cardona
Honorary director: Rodolfo Cardona y Peter Bly      
Editor:  Alan E. Smith
Reviews editors: Toni Dorca
Assistant Editor: Wan Sonia Tang

Editorial Assistant: José Luis Nogales
Editorial Board

Yolanda Arencibia
Jean-François Botrel
Germán Gullón
Jo Labanyi
Stephen Miller
Joan Oleza
Carmen Menéndez Onrrubia
Cristina Patiño Eirin
John Sinnigen
Leonardo Romero Tobar
Ana Rueda
Akiko Tsuchiya
Harriet Turner
Diane Urey
Noël Valis
Linda Willem

Volume 53 (2018)


PILAR GARCÍA PINACHO. La duda (1972) de Rafael Gil: reconsideraciones acerca de la adaptación cinematográfica de El abuelo, de Benito Pérez Galdós, pp. 11-31

  • Abstract: The film version of Benito Pérez Galdós’s El abuelo, directed by Rafael Gil as La duda (1972), has been considered by film and Galdós studies as not at the artistic level of the other Galdós film adaptations, especially those of Luis Buñuel, because of Gil’s assumed support for the Franco regime, and supposed commercialism. This article presents biographical information and the director’s own notes and statements that show the need to modulate those views. The positive contemporary critical reception by the most important critics of the moment and the director’s annotated script, as well as an interview with his son, all shed a new light on the film and on its director.

MICHAEL A. GÓMEZ. Shedding Light on José Fernández Bremón’s “Un Crimen científico”: Science and Science Fiction in Restoration Spain, pp. 33-53

  • Abstract: Challenging the predominant view of productions of 19th Century Spanish Science Fiction as being more inclined towards the fantastically scientific than inspired by coherent scientific concepts, this study takes the example of José Fernández Bremón’s 1875 short story, “Un crimen científico,” and demonstrates how the apparently whimsical tale —in fact—intersects with contemporaneous and key concepts of physics and optics, as well as with efforts to divulge and disseminate said concepts in the Spanish popular press of the day.

NICHOLAS WOLTERS. Secondhand: The Used Clothing Trade and Narrative Ragpicking in Galdós’s El Doctor Centeno, pp. 55-75

  • Abstract: This article analyzes Galdós’s meaningful engagement with used clothing motifs and literary intertextuality in the characterization of Felipe Centeno in El Doctor Centeno (1883). Through the novel’s frequent allusions to secondhand circuits and markets, Galdós presents a critical portrayal of the conditions stunting bourgeois self-formation in late nineteenth-century Madrid. By situating the eponymous protagonist’s secondhand sartorial acquisitions alongside El Doctor Centeno’s many intertextual references to the pan-European realist novel, this essay suggests that we may read Centeno as an ironic, metaliterary double for Galdós, who aspired to perfect the Spanish realist novel.


ALICIA CEREZO PAREDES. Multiple Modernities: Carmen de Burgos, Author and Activist ed. by Anja Louis and Michelle M. Sharp, pp. 78-80

FERNANDO DURÁN LÓPEZ. Mediación y transferencias culturales en la España de Isabel II. Eugenio de Ochoa y las letras europeas by Raquel Sánchez , pp. 81-82

GABRIELLE MILLER. Approaches to Teaching the Writings of Emilia Pardo Bazán ed. by Margot Versteeg and Susan Walter, pp. 83-85

RAFAEL NÚÑEZ RODRÍGUEZ. Doña Perfecta by Benito Pérez Galdós, pp. 86-87

NICHOLAS WOLTERS. “Andando se hace el camino”. Calle y subjetividades marginales en la España del siglo XIX by Sara Muñoz-Muriana, pp. 88-90