Rewriting Classical Mythology in the Hispanic Baroque
The treatment of mythological material in the poetry, prose, drama, art and music of the Hispanic Baroque.
Thirteen essays engage with one of the most obsessive aspects of the Baroque aesthetic, a dedicated commitment in distinct artistic contexts to the treatment of mythological material. Within the various 'Baroques' uncovered, thereis a single unity of purpose. Meaning is always negotiable, but the process of interpretation is dependent upon intertextual forms of understanding, and presupposes the active participation of the receiver. The volume explores how the paradigmatic mythical symbols of a Renaissance epistemological world view can be considered a barometer of rupture and a gauge of the contradictory impulses of the time.
ISABEL TORRES is Head of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at Queen's University, Belfast.