By Enrique Fernandez
Anxieties of Interiority and Dissection in Early sleek Spain brings the examine of Europe’s “culture of dissection” to the Iberian peninsula, proposing a overlooked episode within the improvement of the trendy inspiration of the self. Enrique Fernandez explores the ways that 16th and seventeenth-century anatomical examine encouraged either a feeling of interiority and an apprehension of that interior’s publicity and punishment by means of 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 life of narratives during which the writer creates a surrogate self on paper, then “dissects” it. He argues that those texts proportion a nervous expertise of getting a fancy internal self in a rustic the place one’s interiority used to be lower than everlasting probability of punitive publicity through the Inquisition or the country. a cosmopolitan research of literary, spiritual, and clinical perform in early smooth Spain, Fernandez’s paintings will curiosity students engaged on questions of early glossy technological know-how, drugs, and physique politics.
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