By Enrique Fernandez
Anxieties of Interiority and Dissection in Early sleek Spain brings the research of Europe’s “culture of dissection” to the Iberian peninsula, providing a overlooked episode within the improvement of the fashionable proposal of the self. Enrique Fernandez explores the ways that 16th and seventeenth-century anatomical examine influenced either a feeling of interiority and a terror of that interior’s publicity and punishment via the early sleek state.
Examining works by means of Miguel de Cervantes, María de Zayas, Fray Luis de Granada, and Francisco de Quevedo, Fernandez highlights the lifestyles of narratives within which the writer creates a surrogate self on paper, then “dissects” it. He argues that those texts proportion a apprehensive expertise of getting a fancy internal self in a rustic the place one’s interiority used to be below everlasting danger of punitive publicity through the Inquisition or the country. a worldly research of literary, non secular, and clinical perform in early glossy Spain, Fernandez’s paintings will curiosity students engaged on questions of early sleek technological know-how, medication, and physique politics.
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