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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:
Wednesdays 10-12

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

 

Introduction
Bergman, T. L. L. & Lobato, M. L., 12 Sep 2018, eHumanista: Medicine, Literature and Humanism in Early-Modern Hispanic Culture. Cortijo Ocaña, A. (ed.). Vol. 39.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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). https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004349322_019
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

Entremeses and other types of Teatro Breve
Bergman, T. L. L., 20 Feb 2014, A companion to early modern Hispanic theater. Kallendorf, H. (ed.). Leiden; Boston: Brill, p. 145-161 17 p. (The Renaissance Society of America texts and studies series; vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004263017_011
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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. (Biblioteca filológica hispana; vol. 157).
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., 2 Nov 2018, In : Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America. 38, 1, p. 11-39 29 p. https://doi.org/10.1353/cer.2018.0002
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. https://doi.org/10.15581/008.33.1.32-56
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. https://doi.org/10.1353/rmc.2015.0026
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

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

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

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

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

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

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