1st Edition

Cervantes and His Postmodern Constituencies

Edited By Anne J. Cruz, Carroll B. Johnson Copyright 1998
    300 Pages
    by Routledge

    276 Pages
    by Routledge

    The essays in this collection represent the first effort in Hispanism to address the conflicted status of Cervantes studies by interrogating the possibility of continued critical dialogue in the context of postmodern theories that threaten to divide into oppositional discourses. Comprising broad historical overviews as well as close readings of texts, and wielding the rhetoric of scientific detachment and of impassioned political commitments, the essays at once exemplify and critique multiple critical positions. The collection takes a meaningful and timely look at the formation of cervantismo from the early twentieth century to the prevailing debates on postmodernism and the current crisis of literary studies.

    Introduction, Carroll B. Johnson * Part One: Cervantismo and the Crisis of Hispanism * Theory vs. the Humanist Tradition Stemming from Am rico Castro, Anthony J. Close * Romance, Ideology, and Iconoclasm in Cervantes, Anthony J. Cascardi * Where Does the Novel Rise? Cultural Hybrids and Cervantine Heresies, Diana de Armas Wilson * Generational Conflicts within Hispanism: Notes from the Comedia Wars, John J. Allen * Part Two: Re/Visioning Cervantes Studies * Anatomy of Contemporary Cervantes Studies: A Romance of Two Cities, Charles D. Presberg * Cervantes and the Spanish Philological School, Pablo Jauralde Pau * The Politics of Identity and the Enigma of Cervantine Genealogy, Ellen Lokos * Cervantes and His Feminist Alliances, Anne J. Cruz * Rereading El amante liberal in the Age of Contrapuntal Sexualities, Adrienne L. Mart'n * The Jealous and the Curious: Freud, Paranoia and Homosexuality in Cervantine Poetics Nicol s Wey-G-mez * Part Three: The Future of Cervantes Studies * The Crisis of Hispanism as an Apocalyptic Myth, George Mariscal * The Ideologies of Cervantine Irony: Liberalism, Postmodernism and Beyond, Alison Parks Weber * Cervantismo as Social Praxis in the Neo-Post Age: Are We Kidding Ourselves?, James Iffland * Afterword Nicholas Spadaccini, University of Minnesota and, David Cascillo, University of Oregon


    Carroll B. Johnson, Anne J. Cruz