Introduction I: A Festschrift for William Atkinson

Mackenzie, A. (2018) Introduction I: A Festschrift for William Atkinson. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 95(2-3), pp. 1-15. (doi: 10.1080/14753820.2018.1489030)

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In ‘Introduction I. A Festschrift for William Atkinson’, Ann L. Mackenzie begins by explaining why William Atkinson had not previously received a Festschrift—neither upon his retirement in 1972 nor even following his death in 1992. She goes on to provide compelling reasons for rectifying this omission, and for doing so in the form of a Special Double Issue of the Bulletin of Spanish Studies. She refers in particular to Atkinson’s pioneering role in establishing Portuguese Studies and Latin American Studies as major fields of learning in UK universities. She also points to the principal part he played in 1953 to ensure the continuation of the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies after the death of E. Allison Peers, its founder-editor. Mackenzie is also informative about the contents of the Festschrift and its contributors, some of whom were once students of Atkinson in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Glasgow University. Other contributors either graduated later from that same Department at Glasgow or used to be members of its staff. Mackenzie goes on to discuss the topics, authors, periods and countries dealt with in the contributed articles, all of which, in some significant respect or degree, reflect Atkinson’s own publications on the literatures, cultures and histories of Spain, Portugual and Latin America.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This article is part of an edited volume: 'Studies on Spain, Portugal and Latin America in Memory of William C. Atkinson', ed., with introductions, by Ann L. Mackenzie & Ceri Byrne, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, ISSN 1475-3820, Vol. XCV, Nos 2-3 (February-March 2018)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mackenzie, Professor Ann
Authors: Mackenzie, A.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Journal Name:Bulletin of Spanish Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1478-3428
Published Online:14 August 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Bulletin of Spanish Studies
First Published:First published in Bulletin of Spanish Studies 95(2-3):1-15
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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