By María Cristina, Dr Quintero
The Baroque Spanish level is populated with virile queens and feminized kings. This examine examines the various ways that seventeenth-century comedias interact with the discourse of strength and rulership and the way it pertains to gender.
A privileged position for ideological negotiation, the comedia supplied adverse and optimistic reflections of kingship at a time whilst there has been a perceived quandary of monarchical authority within the Habsburg courtroom. writer María Cristina Quintero explores how playwrights similar to Pedro Calderón de l. a. Barca, Tirso de Molina, Antonio Coello, and Francisco Bances Candamo--taking proposal from legend, delusion, and history--repeatedly staged fantasies of female rule, at a time whilst there has been a concerted attempt to include women's visibility and business enterprise within the public sphere. The comedia's preoccupation with kingship including its obsession with the illustration of ladies (and women's our bodies) renders the query of royal subjectivity inseparable from concerns surrounding masculinity and femininity.
Taking into consideration theories of functionality and performativity inside a old context, this examine investigates how the topics, imagery, and language in performs by means of Calderón and his contemporaries show a richly paradoxical presentation of gendered monarchical power.
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Gendering the Crown in the Spanish Baroque Comedia (New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies) by María Cristina, Dr Quintero