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Dr Ted Bergman, Lecturer

Ted BergmanContact Details

tb59@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: 01334 462962
Office: Quad 29

Module surgery hours:
On leave in Semester 2, 2016/17

Full research profile

Dr Bergman has published widely on early-modern Spanish theatre, mainly focusing on humour or criminality. His book The Art of Humour in the Teatro Breve and Comedias of Calderón de la Barca (Támesis, 2003) looks at the mixing of high and low forms of theatre written by one of the period's best known playwrights. He is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled The Criminal Baroque: Lawbreaking, Peacekeeping, and Theatricality. His articles on humour in theatre cover such themes metadiscourse and language games, contrasting theatrical interpretations of the voyeurism and the pecado nefando, and self-censorship. His articles on criminality in theatre focus on such topics as theatrical jácaras (17th-century gangster ballads), criminal aliases in fact and fiction, the connection between jácaras and modern narco-corridos, and graphic criminal violence in Celestina (1499). Dr Bergman's latest research area is popular medicine, charlatans, and performance in Early Modern Spain, for which he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Small grant to do archival research during the summer of 2015.

Ted Bergman's research focuses on four main areas: early-modern Spanish theatre, criminality in entertainment media, humour studies, and the history of medicine. Secondary research areas include Don Quixote, as well as the cultural connections between early-modern Iberia and Scandinavia. He invites students interested in researching these areas to contact him.

Academic/Professional Qualification

Ted Bergman received his BA in Spanish from Wesleyan University and his PhD in Romance Languages from Princeton University.

Teaching activity

Dr Bergman currently teaches on several undergraduate modules in Spanish, from first year-language, to Don Quixote, to an honours module on heroes an antiheroes.

Publications

The Art of Humour in the Teatro Breve and Comedias of Calderón de la Barca
Bergman, T. L. L. 2003 Woodbridge: Tamesis. 255 p. (Monografías A)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

Celestina as a precursor to the picaresque
Bergman, T. L. L. Jul 2017 Companion to Celestina. Fernandez, E. (ed.). Brill, p. 292-304 (The Renaissance Society of America; vol. 9)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Storytelling, legal procedure, and narrative construction in Spanish Inquisitorial records
Bergman, T. L. L. 1 Jun 2017 Events and Narratives in Language. Badio, J. (ed.). Peter Lang, (Łódź Studies in Language)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

La criminalidad como diversión pública y las jácaras entremesadas
Bergman, T. L. L. 2014 Literatura y música del hampa en los Siglos de Oro. Lobato, M. L. & Bègue, A. (eds.). Madrid: Visor, p. 77-91 15 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Entremeses and Other Types of Teatro Breve
Bergman, T. L. L. 2014 A Companion to Early Modern Hispanic Theater. Kallendorf, H. (ed.). Brill, p. 145-161 17 p. (Renaissance Society of America texts and studies series)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

La autocensura y los límites de la sátira en las comedias de Calderón
Bergman, T. L. L. 2002 Calderón 2000: homenaje a Kurt Reichenberger en su 80 cumpleaños : Actas del congreso internacional, IV centenario del nacimiento de Calderón. Arellano, I. & Reichenberger, K. (eds.). Reichenberger, Vol. 2, p. 961-970 10 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Olaus Magnus, Cervantes, and a World of Marvels
Bergman, T. L. L. 11 Mar 2017 In : Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

“Iglesia me llamo”: realidad y ficción en los alias criminales del Siglo de Oro
Bergman, T. L. L. 2017 In : Rilce: Revista de Filología Hispánica. 33, 1, p. 32-56 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jácaras and narcocorridos in context: what early modern Spain can tell us about today's Narco-culture
Bergman, T. L. L. 2015 In : Romance Notes. 55, 2, p. 241-252 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Criminality and Control in the Comedia after Maravall
Bergman, T. L. L. 2013 In : Bulletin of the Comediantes. 65, 1, p. 107-130 24 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Book Review: Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Amar después de la muerte, edición y estudio de Jorge Checa
Bergman, T. L. L. (ed.) 2012 In : Bulletin of Spanish Studies. 89 , 5, p. 811 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transversality, criminality, and the gypsy in Spanish baroque teatro breve
Bergman, T. 2012 In : Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. 13, 3, p. 276-291 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

La Celestina and the Popularization of Graphic Criminal Violence
Bergman, T. L. 2012 In : Celestinesca. 36, p. 47-70 24 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Book Review: The Discourse of Courtly Love in Seventeenth-Century Spanish Theater
Bergman, T. L. L. . T. L. L. 2011 In : Bulletin of the Comediantes. 63, 1, p. 121-123 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Correspondence of the lexicographer Thomas Connelly OP (1783-93) in the Archivo General de Simancas
Bergman, T. 2010 In : Archivium Hibernicum. 63, p. 299-323 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Humor and Metadiscourse of Control in the Comedia
Bergman, T. L. L. 2008 In : Bulletin of the Comediantes. 60, 2, p. 103-117 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Book Review: An Eye on Race: Perspectives from Theater in Imperial Spain
Bergman, T. L. L. 2008 In : Theatre Journal. 60, 1, p. 157-158 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Voyeurism, Genre, and "Unspeakable Acts": Two different Views of the Pecado Nefando in the Comedia
Bergman, T. L. L. 2007 In : Gestos.. 44, p. 13-24 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle