Clio, Eros, Thanatos: The 'Novela sentimental' in Context

Clio, Eros, Thanatos: The 'Novela sentimental' in Context

by Theresa Sears

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820449937
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 12/13/2001
Series: Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures Series , #98
Pages: 283
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Author: Theresa Ann Sears received her M.A. in Spanish from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University. She is the author of A Marriage of Convenience: Ideal and Ideology in the Novelas ejemplares (Peter Lang 1993) and ‘Echado de tierra’: Exile and the Psychopolitical Landscape in the Poema de Mio Cid (1998). She has also published numerous articles on medieval and Spanish Golden Age literature. Dr. Sears is Professor of Spanish and Head of the Department of Romance Language at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: Painted Fire1
1.Unsettling the Chivalric Equation, or The Sentimental Problematics of Romance25
2.La novela sentimental: "Begotten by Despair / Upon Impossibility"83
3.La Princesse de Cleves: Love in the Conditional Perfect161
Conclusion: Foundations of a Negative Paradigm227
Notes231
Bibliography267
Index281

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