By Enrique Fernandez
Anxieties of Interiority and Dissection in Early glossy Spain brings the examine of Europe’s “culture of dissection” to the Iberian peninsula, proposing a ignored episode within the improvement of the trendy idea of the self. Enrique Fernandez explores the ways that 16th and seventeenth-century anatomical examine motivated either a feeling of interiority and an apprehension of that interior’s publicity and punishment via the early glossy state.
Examining works via Miguel de Cervantes, María de Zayas, Fray Luis de Granada, and Francisco de Quevedo, Fernandez highlights the life of narratives within which the writer creates a surrogate self on paper, then “dissects” it. He argues that those texts percentage a nervous understanding of getting a posh internal self in a rustic the place one’s interiority was once below everlasting possibility of punitive publicity through the Inquisition or the nation. a worldly research of literary, non secular, and clinical perform in early smooth Spain, Fernandez’s paintings will curiosity students engaged on questions of early glossy technological know-how, medication, and physique politics.
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