Juana of Castile: History and Myth of the Mad Queen

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"Focusing on pictorial, literary, screen, and operatic representations of Juana of Castile, History and Myth of the Mad Queen is the first interdisciplinary book that incorporates both sides of the coin (history and myth; fact and fiction) that shaped the enigmatic image of this much maligned Spanish queen." Even though the fictional reinvention of Juana of Castile has been the subject of sporadic articles, this is the first time that an English-language reader has access to a book that takes an in-depth look at the panorama of literary,
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Overview

"Focusing on pictorial, literary, screen, and operatic representations of Juana of Castile, History and Myth of the Mad Queen is the first interdisciplinary book that incorporates both sides of the coin (history and myth; fact and fiction) that shaped the enigmatic image of this much maligned Spanish queen." Even though the fictional reinvention of Juana of Castile has been the subject of sporadic articles, this is the first time that an English-language reader has access to a book that takes an in-depth look at the panorama of literary, pictorial, musical, and cinematic recreations of this fascinating historical character. The editors' aim is to incorporate works of authors from different countries (Spain, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, France) and an entire spectrum of literary genres (narrative, poetry, theater, essay), as well as opera and the visual arts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838757048
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction Juana of Castile: From Romanticism to the Twenty-First Century Maria Asuncion Gomez Gomez, Maria Asuncion Santiago Juan-Navarro Juan-Navarro, Santiago Phyllis Zatlin Zatlin, Phyllis 9

Pt. I The Historical Context

Queen Juana: Legend and History Bethany Aram Aram, Bethany 33

Juana I of Castile, Catherine of Aragon, and the Failure of Feminine Power in the Construction of Empire Elena Gascon Vera Vera, Elena Gascon 47

Pt. II Juana of Castile in Spanish Literature

Necrophilia, Madness, and Degeneration in Manuel Tamayo y Baus's La locura de amor (1855) David R. George, Jr. George, David R., Jr. 61

The Historical Truth and Aesthetic Truth of Santa Juana de Castilla by Benito Perez Caldos Jose Luis Mora Garcia Garcia, Jose Luis Mora 77

Ramon Gomez de la Serna's Superhistory: An Original Approach to the Life of Juana of Castile Mercedes Tasende Tasende, Mercedes 92

Juana the Mad as a Prototype of Federico Garcia Lorca's Andalusian Martyr Complex Salvatore Poeta Poeta, Salvatore 107

Juana of Castile, Reader of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam: An Interpretation of Manuel Martinez Mediero's Juana del amor hermoso Vilma Navarro-Daniels Navarro-Daniels, Vilma 119

Pt. III Foreign Representations of the Mad Queen

The Spectacle of the Other: Madness in Falsa cronica de Juana la Loca Becky Boling Boling, Becky 133

Is There a Method to Her Madness?: The Representation of Juana of Castile in French Literature Tara Foster Foster, Tara 144

Jeanne de Castille at Center Stage: The Spanish Queen in Recent French Theater Phyllis Zatlin Zatlin, Phyllis 158

Pt. IV Juana of Castile in Opera and the Visual Arts

Madness asNationalistic Spectacle: Juana and the Myths of Nineteenth-Century Historical Painting Maria Elena Solino Solino, Maria Elena 175

Juana la coloratura Jan Reinhart Reinhart, Jan 198

Political Madness: Juan de Ordufia's Locura de amor as a National Allegory Santiago Juan-Navarro Juan-Navarro, Santiago 210

Woman, Nation, and Desire in Juan de Ordufia's Locura de Amor and Vicente Aranda's Juana la Loca Maria Asuncion Gomez Gomez, Maria Asuncion 228

App. I Portraits and Paintings Pedro Lopez Gomez Gomez, Pedro Lopez 243

App. II Juana as a Palimpsest 252

Contributors 256

Index 261

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