I have now sent off my review of the Laclau and Panizza books.
The next book up for review is Malcolm Read's Educating the Educators: Hispanism and its Institutions. The title and concept are promising, but I fear that the content is less so. We will see. My position towards Hispanism is already at best ambivalent. At the same time my work is in some ways becoming more recognizably Hispanist than ever, all the more so as I edge in on Peninsular Studies via my project on sixteenth-century piracy.