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Pablo Acosta García

Pablo Acosta-García (ORCID) is María Zambrano Postdoctoral Fellow at the Autonous University of Barcelona (UAB). His current project studies the materiality, composition, and censorship of the visionary book of sermons by the Franciscan abbess Juana de la Cruz (1481-1534). He was formerly Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (2019-2021) at the Institute of Medieval History of the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Germany), where he developed the project ‘Late Medieval Visionary Women’s Impact in Early Modern Castilian Spiritual Tradition’ (WIMPACT). His research interests include, but are not limited to, mysticism, devotional and convent literature, female preaching in the Middle Ages, the European circulation and translation of religious writing authored by women, and manuscript studies. In his PhD dissertation (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2009) he analysed the devotional culture of the Mirror of Simple Souls by the beguine Marguerite Porete, who was executed for heresy. He also has published an annotated Spanish translation of the Franciscan Tertiary Angela da Foligno’s Memoriale (Siruela, 2014), and has coedited Touching, Devotional Practices, and Visionary Experiences in the Late Middle Ages (Palgrave McMillan, 2019). He is also a member of the Seminario de estudios sobre el Renacimiento (SR), and the international project ‘SORORES. Non-cloistered religious women in South Europe, 12th-18th centuries’ (École française de Rome / Casa Velázquez).