Poiesis and Modernity in the Old and New Worlds


Poetic making from Cervantes and Gongora to Descartes and Locke

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Poetic making from Cervantes and Gongora to Descartes and Locke

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826518354
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2012
  • Series: Hispanic Issues Series
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony J. Cascardi is Ancker Professor of Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, and Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley, and Dean of Arts and Humanities. He is the author of Ideologies of History in the Spanish Golden Age, The Subject of Modernity, and Consequences of Enlightenment.

Leah Middlebrook is associate professor of comparative literature and Romance languages at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Imperial Lyric: New Poetry and New Subjects in Early Modern Spain.

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Table of Contents



Anthony J. Cascardi and Leah Middlebrook

Poiesis on the Threshold of Modernity

Poiesis and Modernity at the Turn of the Spanish Sixteenth Century: Luis Alfonso de Carvallo and the Cisne de Apolo (1602)

Leah Middlebrook

"Orphic Fictions": Poesia and Poiesis in Cervantes

Anthony J. Cascardi

Spiders and Flies: Imagining "The World" in Early Modern European Natural Philosophy

Christopher Braider

Encyclopedism, Poiesis, and Modernity

Marina S. Brownlee

From the Bibliotheca to the Garden and the Graveyard: Origins of the Poiesis of the Fantastic in Late Sixteenth-Century Miscellanea

David R. Castillo

Case Studies: Poesia and Poiesis

Writing Religion: Sacromonte and the Literary Conventions of Orthodoxy

Seth Kimmel

Scrutinizing Early Modern Warfare in Latin Hexameters: The Austrias Carmen of Joannes Latinus (Juan Latino)

Elizabeth R. Wright

Ribera's Sagradas poesias as Poiesis of Modernity in Colonial Potosi

Leonardo Garcia-Pabon

English and European Contexts

"A Super-Political Concernment": Evolution and Revolution of Inward Light from Juan de Valdes to John Locke

Julian Jimenez Heffernan

Failed New World Epics in Baroque Italy

Nathalie Hester

How to Reconquer Poiesis? Florian's Gonzalve de Cordoue, ou Grenade reconquise (1791)

Fabienne Moore

The Opacity of Language and the Transparency of Being: On Gongora's Poetics

William Egginton

Sense and Equivalence in Gongora and the Spanish Mystics: A Credit Crisis

Julio Baena


Bradley J. Nelson

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