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    Plucked this out of TBR on a whim a few weeks back and very glad I didIn the years since I first bought it my research has hewed ever closer to its topic gender family inuisition and literature in early modern Spain so on a professional level it has given me plenty of ideas But this is also just a very satisfying read a well illustrated and well executed argument about a small selection of early modern texts that offers a fresh understanding of those texts' context particularly with regards to how the intellectual and cultural world of the Inuisition described proscribed and gendered the racial and religious Other in both Spain and the Spanish New WorldOne of said texts Calderón's revengemurder tragedy El médico de su honra is upsettingly brutal even in summary Look away now if you're not in the mood for vicious violence misogyny Basically the protag gets medical advice on how to murder his wife in a maximally drawn out and painful way over adultery that exists only his own head then gets the royal seal of approval for the murder and marries a new women literally over his dead wife's body while cheerily affirming his right to carry out further such murder in future should the need arise It's utterly gross but Dopico Black makes a very convincing case for the ways in which the play interrogates its own interrogations in a way designed to challenge the contemporary Inuisition without ever soft pedalling the violence or suggesting it's just of its timeBy way of a refreshing anecdote Dopico Black finishes with a discussion of Sor Juana’s wonderfully transgressive Los empeños de una casa She focuses particularly on a seuence in which a male character disguises himself in women's clothing and accepts a marriage proposal from another male character This isn't simple run of the mill theatrical cross dressing the character lavishes extensive attention to the sensations and emotions of adopting the feminine disguiseidentity both in terms of what he's doing he names and describes each item of clothing as he puts it on and how it changes his perception of his self even as he dresses Interestingly Dopico Black explains that theatrical cross dressing had a very different context and set of meanings in Spain than it did in English theatre at the time it wasn't uncommon for it to happen as a plot device much freuently female characters adopting masculine clothes than the other way round though but it wasn't a feature of how plays were actually produced Unlike on the English stage boys didn't play female roles for fear of the emasculatingeffeminising effects of them doing so So all kinds of subversion


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Perfect Wives Other Women Adultery and Inuisition in Early Modern Spain

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The Lutheran the degenerate and whoever else departed from a recognized norm The body of the wife in other words became associated with categories separate from anatomy reflecting the particular hermeneutics employed during the Inuisition regarding the surveillance of otherness Dopico Black’s compelling argument will engage students of Spanish and Spanish American history and literature gender studies women’s studies social psychology and cultural studi

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In Perfect Wives Other Women Georgina Dopico Black examines the role played by women’s bodies specifically the bodies of wives in Spain and Spanish America during the Inuisition In her uest to show how both the body and soul of the married woman became the site of anxious inuiry Dopico Black mines a variety of Golden Age texts for instances in which the era’s persistent preoccupation with racial religious and cultural otherness was reflected in the depic

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Tion of women Subject to the scrutiny of a remarkable array of gazes inuisitors theologians religious reformers confessors poets playwrights and not least among them husbands the bodies of perfect and imperfect wives elicited diverse readings Dopico Black reveals how imperialism the Inuisition inflation and economic decline each contributed to a correspondence between the meanings of these human bodies and “other” bodies such as those of the Jew the Moor

  • Paperback
  • 328
  • Perfect Wives Other Women Adultery and Inuisition in Early Modern Spain
  • Georgina Dopico Black
  • English
  • 10 May 2019
  • 9780822326427