The Hispanic Issues project has become identified with the scrutiny of the historical shifting and development of modernity since its early manifestations in baroque Spain to its presence in post-Franco cultural studies, from colonial Iberian-American writing to the searches for Iberian-American identity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from the institutionalization of literary discourses in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Spain to the review of feminist, gay, and lesbian discourses in Spain and Iberian America, from the Peninsular politics of editing to film theory in the Spanish-speaking world. Up to now these have been the nodes of critical discourse in the series. The issue of post-modernity will be dealt with in a future volume.