By Enrique Fernandez

Anxieties of Interiority and Dissection in Early sleek Spain brings the learn of Europe’s “culture of dissection” to the Iberian peninsula, providing a ignored episode within the improvement of the trendy notion 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 through the early glossy state.

Examining works through 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 apprehensive know-how of getting a fancy internal self in a rustic the place one’s interiority used to be less than everlasting danger of punitive publicity by way of the Inquisition or the nation. a cosmopolitan research of literary, non secular, and clinical perform in early sleek Spain, Fernandez’s paintings will curiosity students engaged on questions of early glossy technology, drugs, and physique politics.

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