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Tamesis Books is a leading academic imprint specialising in studies of the literature and culture of the Iberian peninsula and Latin America.

Now fully absorbed into Boydell & Brewer, Tamesis Books was founded in 1963 by the late J. E. Varey, Emeritus Professor of Spanish at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, a leading authority on Spanish Golden Age drama. From the outset he was ably assisted by Professor Alan Deyermond, also of Queen Mary and Westfield, who meticulously supervised the medieval titles until his death in 2009. Professor Stephen Hart (now at University College London, previously at the University of Kentucky) is currently General Editor with overall responsibility for the imprint while Professor Varey’s collaborator, Dr Charles Davis, remains in charge of the ground-breaking series on Spanish theatre, known as Fuentes para la historia del teatro en España.

The advisory board has recently been expanded to mirror the greatly extended scope of our list and now comprises Professor Rolena Adorno (Yale), Professor John Beverley (Pittsburgh), Professor Efraín Kristal (UCLA), Professor Jo Labanyi (NYU), Professor Alison Sinclair (Cambridge), Dr Isabel Torres (Belfast) and Professor Julian Weiss (King’s College London).
 
Almost all our current publications, including the ‘Companion’ volumes, appear in the Monografías series. The Textos series continues to publish annotated editions but increasingly our emphasis is on critical studies, covering a wide range of topics, mainly literary and cultural, from medieval to modern times, embracing not only the Iberian Peninsula but also Latin America, not only Spanish but Portuguese and Catalan.