Passing for Spain


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Cervantes challenges the state's attempt to categorize its subjects by presenting characters who pass for another gender, nationality, or more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 156 x 240.3 x 18.5mm | 367.42g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252027817
  • 9780252027819

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REVIEWS "Highly recommended."--CHOICE ADVANCE PRAISE "Passing for Spain is a healthy sign that Renaissance scholars are finally looking to early modern Spain as a likely locus for the study of self -fashioning and the formation of the nation-state. Fuchs takes the literary breadth of the foundational Spanish writer Cervantes to examine the concept she calls passing --the deliberate impersonation of a seemingly fixed identity -- to prove just how disarmingly unfixed the markers of identity were in early modern Europe." -- Anne Cruz, professor of Spanish at the University of Illinois at Chicagoshow more

Table of contents

Passing and the fictions of Spanish identity; border crossings - transvestism and "passing" in "Don Quijote"; empire unmanned - gender trouble and genoese gold in "Las dos doncellas"; passing pleasures - costume and custom in "el amante liberal" and La gran sultana; La disimulaci on es provechosa - the critique of transparency in the Persiles and "La espaanola inglesa".show more

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