Lewis, Huw Aled

Dr. Huw Aled Lewis is currently Senior Lecturer in Spanish in the School of European Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh. He received his D.Phil. for a thesis on “The Otherworld in Popular Medieval Spanish Literature, with Celtic Analogues” from Jesus College, Oxford.

History and Anthology of the Spanish Folktale, with Studies of Selected Texts
2007 0-7734-5323-7
This ground-breaking book makes an invaluable contribution to scholarship by advancing knowledge and understanding of Spanish oral narrative and related areas of research. Added to the analysis of the Spanish folktale genre and the presentation of the history of research, this work also makes available to the English-speaking reader, for the first time, fifteen folktales that do not appear in any other collection. The result is a study that will certainly be an important point of reference and comparison for scholars of European folklore and cultural studies.

Selected Interdisciplinary Essays on the Representation of the Don Juan Archetype in Myth and Culture
2000 0-7734-7506-0
These essays offer an interdisciplinary approach to the figure of Don Juan, exploring the developing and different responses to him over the centuries, also across genres and media. It addresses the key formulation of the character in 17th century Spain, traces his development through the opera up to and beyond Mozart, and, finally, surveys his destiny in the Modern Period of literature.