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.

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

Part I. The Baroque and Its Dark Sides

  1. On the Notion of a Melancholic Baroque
    Fernando R. de la Flor
  2. Aesthetic Categories as Empire Administration Imperatives: The Case of the Baroque
    Hernán Vidal

Part II. Baroque Anxieties and Strategies of Survival

  1. Of Baroque Holes and Baroque Folds
    William Egginton
  2. Models of Subjectivity in the Spanish Baroque: Quevedo and Gracián
    Fernando Ordóñez
  3. Horror (Vacui): The Baroque Condition
    David R. Castillo

Part III. Institutions of Subjectivities in Baroque Spain

  1. From Hieroglyphic Presence to Representational Sign: An Other Point of View in the Auto Sacramental
    Bradley J. Nelson
  2. The Challenges of Freedom: Social Reflexivity in the Seventeenth-Century Spanish Literary Field
    Carlos M. Gutiérrez
  3. Revisiting the Culture of the Baroque: Nobility, City, and Post-Cervantine Novella
    Nieves Romero-Díaz

Part IV. Strategies of Identity in the Colonial Context

  1. Perspectives on Mestizaje in the Early Baroque: Inca Garcilaso and Cervantes
    Silvia B Suárez
  2. Freedom and Containment in Colonial Theology: Sor Juana’s Carta atenagórica
    Paola Marín
  3. 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

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

Afterword: Redressing the Baroque
Edward H. Friedman