Transcending Textuality: Quevedo and Political Authority in the Age of Print

Transcending Textuality: Quevedo and Political Authority in the Age of Print

by Ariadna García-Bryce

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Overview

In Transcending Textuality, Ariadna García-Bryce provides a fresh look at post-Trent political culture and Francisco de Quevedo’s place within it by examining his works in relation to two potentially rival means of transmitting authority: spectacle and print. Quevedo’s highly theatrical conceptions of power are identified with court ceremony, devotional ritual, monarchical and spiritual imagery, and religious and classical oratory. At the same time, his investment in physical and emotional display is shown to be fraught with concern about the decline of body-centered modes of propagating authority in the increasingly impersonalized world of print. Transcending Textuality shows that Quevedo’s poetics are, in great measure, defined by the attempt to retain in writing the qualities of live physical display.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271078908
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 06/03/2011
Series: Penn State Romance Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ariadna García-Bryce is Professor of Spanish and Humanities at Reed College.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Crafting Royal Omnipotence

2. The Power of the Passion

3. The Agnostic Word

4. Vacuous Print

Epilogue

Works Cited

Index

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