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Ángel M. Rañales, PhD


Ph.D., Spanish, University of Kansas, 2022.


Dr. Rañales received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Kansas in 2022, his MA in Spanish from the same institution in 2017, and his BA in English from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in 2015. His research interests include medieval and early modern Iberian literature and culture, book history, manuscript, and print culture, narrative theory, translation theory, material theory, visual theory, queenship studies, knighthood, medievalism, and neo-medievalism.

Along his research, Dr. Rañales has developed a singular interest as an academic and non-academic editor. He served as Assistant Editor for La corónica Commons and as Editor and Co-Editor for Digitus Indie Publishers, where he still participates as an editorial board member in the publication of the literary journal Contrapuntos.


Peer-reviewed articles

“Medievalism, Peregrination and Tourism: The Twenty-First Century Case of El Passo Honroso in Hospital de Órbigo, León”. International Journal of Iberian Studies, vol. 34, no. 3, 2021, pp. 217-231.

“’Su querer es obrar’: cultura impresa salmantina y visualidad de santidad en Los libros de la madre Teresa de Iesus”. Romance Notes, vol 61, no. 1, 2021, pp. 147-160.

“Una discusión sobre el método de interpretación histórica de Quentin Skinner”. La razón histórica​, no. 44, September-December 2019, pp. 1-7.

Book Reviews

Medieval Iberian Crusade Fiction and the Mediterranean World by David Wacks.” Review. La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures, vol. 49, no. 2, Spring 2021, pp. 263-266.


Contrapuntos VIII: Patiens, ed. Digitus Indie Publishers, 2021.

Digital Humanities Projects

"Picturing Hispanismo: History, Voices and Texts," Spanish and Portuguese Department, University of Kansas,

“Books of Hours: The Art of Devotion,” Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas,

Professional Presentations and Conferences

“Material Storytelling: Fashioning Popular (Hi)Stories in Urban Manuscripts”. Mid-America Medieval Association, Fayetteville, University of Arkansas, October 8, 2022.

Roundtable, “Digital Humanities Pedagogy in Modern Languages”. DH Unbound 2022, Association for Computers and the Humanities/Canadian Society for Digital Humanities, Virtual, May 19, 2022.

 “Knighting the Queen: Public Display and Citizenship in Late Medieval Burgos.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Washington DC, January 10, 2022.

“Visual Materiality under Isabel and Fernando: Chronicle Writing and Political Sovereignty in Fifteenth-Century Castilian Brotherhoods.” 9th International Conference of the Medieval Chronicle Society, Adam Mickiewicz University, Virtual, July 15, 2021.

“’Yo so mujer et huerfana no me entiendo en cavalleria’: Reading Iberian Queenship in Late-Medieval Romances”. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Virtual, April 23, 2021.

“The Future of Ph.D. Programs in the Humanities: Reflections from the Ph.D. program in Spanish.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Kansas, February 26, 2021.

Roundtable, III Congreso Internacional “O camiño do Medievalista: e fazian fondamentos,” University of Santiago de Compostela, Virtual, September 25, 2020.

“Neo Medieval Tourism: The Twenty-First Century-Case of El Passo Honroso of Suero de Quiñones in Hospital del Órbigo, León”.
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, April 13, 2019.

“Painting cofrades in Late Medieval Burgos: Widening Chivalric Representations through
Castilian Brotherhoods”. Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Newberry Library,
Center for Renaissance Studies, Chicago, January 26, 2018.

“Knights, Jousts and Visual Power. Fostering a New Readership in La historia de los nobles cavalleros Oliveros de Castilla y Artus dalgarbe”.
Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference, Lawrence, Kansas, October 20, 2017.