Anxieties of Interiority and Dissection in Early Modern by Enrique Fernandez

By Enrique Fernandez

Anxieties of Interiority and Dissection in Early sleek Spain brings the research of Europe’s “culture of dissection” to the Iberian peninsula, featuring a ignored episode within the improvement of the trendy thought of the self. Enrique Fernandez explores the ways that 16th and seventeenth-century anatomical study motivated either a feeling of interiority and a terror of that interior’s publicity and punishment through the early sleek state.

Examining works by way of Miguel de Cervantes, María de Zayas, Fray Luis de Granada, and Francisco de Quevedo, Fernandez highlights the life of narratives within which the writer creates a surrogate self on paper, then “dissects” it. He argues that those texts percentage a nervous wisdom of getting a fancy internal self in a rustic the place one’s interiority used to be below everlasting possibility of punitive publicity by means of the Inquisition or the nation. a cosmopolitan research of literary, spiritual, and clinical perform in early glossy Spain, Fernandez’s paintings will curiosity students engaged on questions of early glossy technological know-how, medication, and physique politics.

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