Maxim Rigaux

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   aspirant FWO



Spanish Golden Age – Epic poetry – Classical and Christian traditions – the Spanish identity


The Art of Assimilation: Identity and Otherness in the Epic Poetry of Lepanto.

Promotor: Elizabeth Amann; Co-promotor: Wim Verbaal


This research project examines a series of ‘Spanish’ epic poems written in the wake of the battle of Lepanto (1571). It explores the representation of the cultural Other in these poems and the way in which they enter into dialogue with the Classical and Christian traditions.


Rigaux, Maxim. January 2014. “Massilia contra Numancia: Lucano y La Numancia de Cervantes.” in Cervantes y la Mitología. Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos, 10, Vigo: Editorial Academia del Hispanismo.

Rigaux, Maxim. October 2013. “Dodenbezwering en profetie. Lucanus’ Erichto bij Cervantes.” in Hermeneus, 85 (2), 78-83.