Hispanic Baroques

Reading Cultures in Context

Ed. Nicholas Spadaccini and Luis Martín-Estudillo

The essays focus on the Baroque as a concept and category of analysis which has been central to an understanding of Hispanic cultures during the last several hundred years.

Hispanic Baroques, available from Vanderbilt University Press

Table of Contents


The Baroque and the Cultures of Crises
Nicholas Spadaccini and Luis Martín-Estudillo

Part I. The Baroque and Its Dark Sides

Chapter 1

On the Notion of a Melancholic Baroque
Fernando R. de la Flor

Chapter 2

Aesthetic Categories as Empire Administration Imperatives: The Case of the Baroque
Hernán Vidal

Part II. Baroque Anxieties and Strategies of Survival

Chapter 3

Of Baroque Holes and Baroque Folds
William Egginton

Chapter 4

Models of Subjectivity in the Spanish Baroque: Quevedo and Gracián
Fernando Ordóñez

Chapter 5

Horror (Vacui): The Baroque Condition
David R. Castillo

Part III. Institutions of Subjectivities in Baroque Spain

Chapter 6

From Hieroglyphic Presence to Representational Sign: An Other Point of View in the Auto Sacramental
Bradley J. Nelson

Chapter 7

The Challenges of Freedom: Social Reflexivity in the Seventeenth-Century Spanish Literary Field
Carlos M. Gutiérrez

Chaoter 8

Revisiting the Culture of the Baroque: Nobility, City, and Post-Cervantine Novella
Nieves Romero-Díaz

Part IV. Strategies of Identity in the Colonial Context

Chapter 9

Perspectives on Mestizaje in the Early Baroque: Inca Garcilaso and Cervantes
Silvia B Suárez

Chapter 10

Freedom and Containment in Colonial Theology: Sor Juana’s Carta atenagórica
Paola Marín

Chapter 11

Sleeping with Corpses, Eating Hearts, and Walking Skulls: Criollo’s Subjectivity in Antonio dela Calancha and Bartolomé Arzans de Orsúa y Vela
Leonardo García-Pabón

Part V. The Baroque and Its Transgressive Recyclings

Chapter 12

Baroque/Neobaroque/Ultrabaroque: Disruptive Readings of Modernity
Mabel Moraña


Redressing the Baroque
Edward H. Friedman