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Hesitancy and Experimentation in Enlightenment Spain and Spanish America

1st Edition

Edited by Ann L Mackenzie, Jeremy Robbins


272 pages | 2 Color Illus.

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Published in memory of Ivy L. McClelland, a pioneer-scholar of Spain’s eighteenth century, this volume of original essays contains, besides an Introduction to her career and internationally influential writings, three previously unpublished essays by McClelland and nine studies by other scholars, all of which are focused on elucidating the Enlightenment and its characteristic manifestations in the Hispanic world.

Among the Enlightenment writers and artists, works and genres, themes and issues discussed, are: Nicolás Moratín and epic poetry, Lillo’s The London Merchant and English and French influences on eighteenth-century Spanish drama, José Marchena and literary historiography, oppositions and misunderstandings within Spanish society as reflected in El sí de las niñas, Goya and the visual arts, Quintana’s Pelayo and historical tragedy, Enlightenment discourse, the Periodical Press, theatre as propaganda, the ideology and politics of Empire, the roots of revolt in late viceregal Quito, women’s experience of Enlightenment in Spain, social and cultural difference in colonial Peru, ideological debate and uncertainty during the Age of Reason, eighteenth-century Spain on the nineteenth-century stage, and public opinion in Spain on the eve of the French, and European, Revolution.

First published as a Special Issue of the Bulletin of Spanish Studies (LXXXVI [November–December 2009], Nos 7–8), this book will be of value and stimulus to all scholars concerned to investigate and interpret the culture, theatre, ideology, society and politics of the Enlightenment in Spain, Europe and Spanish America.

Table of Contents

Preface Ann L. Mackenzie PART I 1. Introduction: I. L. McClelland (1908-2006) Ann L. Mackenzie 2. Appendix: I. L. McClelland, Nonsense Rhymes 3. I. L. McClelland (1908-2006), Bibliography (1930-1999) Ceri Byrne PART II 4. ‘Impugnador de preocupaciones’: El Correo de los ciegos de Madrid 1787 and Public Opinion in Spain on the Eve of European Revolution I. L. McClelland [ed. Ann L. Mackenzie] 5. Rewriting Spanish Epic Poetry in the Enlightenment Period: Two Competing Interpretations of Las naves de Corte´s destruidas Ciara O'Hagan 6. Jose Marchena y Menéndez Pelayo: la invención de un personaje Joaquin Alvarez Barrientos 7. An Eighteenth-Century Visual Representation of the Black Population in Trujillo del Perú: Picturing Cultural and Social Difference Mariselle Melendez 8. The Roots of Revolt in Late Viceregal Quito: Eugenio de Espejo between Adam Smith and St Rose Ruth Hill 9. The Authorship of Portrait of a Young Woman with a Rose, Formerly Ascribed to Goya Nigel Glendinning PART III 10. The London Merchant y sus relaciones con la experimentación dramática en la España del siglo XVIII I. L. McClelland [ed. Fernando Huerta Viñas] 11. Quintana’s Pelayo Revisited Donald L. Shaw 12. Power, Opposition and Enlightenment in Moratín’s El sí de las niñas Sally-Ann Kitts 13. Equívocos, engaños y error en El sí de las niñas de Leandro Fernández de Moratín Philip Deacon 14. Playing the Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Spain on the Nineteenth-Century Stage David T. Gies 15. A Propaganda Play of 1808: F. Enciso Castrillón’s 'La defensa de Valencia y castigo de traidores' I. L. McClelland [ed. Ann L. Mackenzie]

About the Editors

Ann L. Mackenzie is Ivy McClelland Research Professor of Spanish at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Jeremy Robbins is Forbes Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Western
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Spanish & Portuguese