Cincinnati Romance Review

The Cincinnati Romance Review is a peer-reviewed electronic journal published by the Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures of the University of Cincinnati. The journal was founded in 1981-82 and has been published electronically since 2008.

We invite original submissions and reviews on any subject related to  Romance languages, literatures, and cultures. Submissions may be written in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian.

Meet our Editors

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Co-Editor (Spanish & Portuguese): Maria Paz Moreno

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Co-Editor (French & Italian): Jeff Loveland

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Assistant Editor: Julia Escobar Villegas

Maria Paz Moreno: Co-Editor (Spanish & Portuguese)

I work on Contemporary Spanish Poetry, Food Studies (Gastronomy and Culinary Literature), and Spanish Women Writers. I am the author of several scholarly books, poetry books, and critical editions, among them El culturalismo en la poesía de Juan Gil-Albert (Alicante: IGA, 2000), Juan Gil Albert, Poesía Completa (Valencia: Pre-Textos, 2004), De la página al plato. El libro de cocina en España (Gijón: Trea, 2012), and Madrid: A Culinary History (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). I teach courses on Spanish poetry, Spanish language, food and culture, and creative writing.

Jeff Loveland: Co-Editor (French & Italian)

Using frameworks from the history of science, intellectual history, and the history of the book, I do research on eighteenth-century natural history, encyclopedias, and other topics. I am the author of several books on the topic, among them The European Encyclopedia, from 1650 to the Twenty-First Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), An Alternative Encyclopedia? Dennis de Coetlogon's Universal History of Arts and Sciences (1745) (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2010), and Rhetoric and Natural History: Buffon in Polemical and Literary Context (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2001). I teach courses on the French language, French culture, and French literary history.

Julia Escobar Villegas: Assistant Editor

I am a PhD student in Romance Languages & Literatures and I pursue a graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I hold a M.A. in Spanish & Latin American Literature and a B.A. in Philosophy. I am proficient in Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and English. Spanish is my native language. I am a language teacher, literary translator into Spanish, and writer.

Current Issue - Volume 49 (Fall 2020)


José Rizal and Benito Pérez Galdós: Writing Spanish Identity in Pascale Casanova’s World Republic of Letters                    Aaron C. Castroverde 

Navigating Ambiguity: Narratives of Spanish Exile in Mexico by Simón Otaola and Max Aub                                                      Kyle E. Lawton

Tackling Homophobia in Spain’s Football Culture: Changing the Discourse Through Art and Social Media                          Collin McKinney

Conceptualismo y alegoría en la novela Chilean Electric, de Nona Fernández                                                                                    Sebastián Reyes Gil  

La mujer como edificación de la memoria en Lo amador de Roberto Burgos Cantor                                                                    Emily K. Sterk

Politicizing the Past in Agrippa d’Aubigné’s Tragiques                                                                                                                        Ashley M. Voeks

Book Reviews

Marie-Ève Thérenty. Femmes de presse, femmes de lettres: De Delphine de Girardin à Florence Aubenas.
Reviewed by Eileen M. Angelini

Kathy Comfort. Refiguring Les Années Noires: Literary Representations of the Nazi Occupation                                                    Reviewed by Eileen M. Angelini

Andrés Lema-Hincapié and Conxita Domènech, eds. Indiscreet Fantasies: Iberian Queer Cinema                                          Reviewed by Beatriz Celaya-Carrillo

Carmela V. Mattza Su. Hacia La vida es sueño como speculum reginae: Isabel de Borbón en la corte de Felipe IV                                 Reviewed by Carlos M. Gutiérrez

Martín López Vega. El uso del radar en mar abierto                                                                                                                            Reviewed by Olga Sanz Casasnovas

Cincinnati Romance Review
Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210377
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0377
ISSN 2155-8817 (online)
ISNN 0883-9816 (print)