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Embodying Enlightenment: Knowing the Body in Eighteenth-century Spanish Literature and Culture

Embodying Enlightenment: Knowing the Body in Eighteenth-century Spanish Literature and Culture (Hardback)

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In 18th-century Spain, just as in Britain and France, the term "Enlightenment" implied both a spirit of criticism and the dissemination of new scientific and philosophical modes of thought. But in Spain this new way of thinking also required the incorporation of ancient epistemologies, in particular, practices and ideas concerning the healing, training, and experience of the body. This work investigates this Spanish fascination with the cultural construction of bodies during the Enlightenment, particularly masculine bodies. The author interlaces a host of disciplines in her analysis of key works of 18th century literature and art, including medical treatises, visual imagery, poetry, and erotica. She then traces the classical knowledge that informed the literature of the gendered, medicalized, and politicized male body in 18th century Spanish culture.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1500 to c 1800LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 15/10/1998 ISBN-13: 9780333749227  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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REBECCA HAIDT is Associate Professor of Spanish at Ohio State University and the author of various articles on eighteenth-century Spanish texts and cultural configurations. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for Independent Research in Mexico and a DAAD Direkstipendium for study in Germany.

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