Baroque Spain and the Writing of Visual and Material Culture by Alicia R. Zuese

By Alicia R. Zuese

By reading the pictorial episodes within the Spanish baroque novella, this ebook elucidates how writers create pictorial texts, how audiences visualise their phrases, what results they exert on cognition and what activities this approach conjures up. To interrogate characters’ psychological job, internalisation of textual content and the results on reminiscence, this ebook applies methodologies from cognitive cultural stories, Classical reminiscence treatises and strategies of religious visualisation. It breaks new flooring by way of investigating how creative genres and fabric tradition aid us clutch the audience’s aural, fabric, visible and textual literacies, which built the general public with cognitive mechanisms to stand regulations in post-Counter-Reformation Spain. The writers tested contain well-known representatives of Spanish prose —Cervantes, Lope de Vega, María de Zayas and Luis Vélez de Guevara— in addition to Alonso de Castillo Solórzano, Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses and an nameless workforce in Córdoba.

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