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