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Another Look At Calderón’S El Príncipe Constante As Tragedy, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 2006

Another Look At Calderón’S El Príncipe Constante As Tragedy, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The forms and definitions of tragedy have been a frequent preoccupation for James Parr over the course of his distinguished career. One of his more influential articles was "El príncipe constante and the Issue of Christian Tragedy," published in 1986. Parr's approach was primarily ethical and formalist, dealing with the Aristotelian requirements of tragedy: areté, hubris, catharsis. He countered the long and distinguished scholarship that maintains that Christian tragedy is an impossibility by reconsidering, even redefining, hamartia and anagnorisis, and essentially ignoring peripeteia. Hamartia, in his reading, is much more than a flaw or an error. Instead, relying on ...


Defining The Comedia: On Generalizations Once Widely Accepted That Are No Longer Accepted So Widely, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 2006

Defining The Comedia: On Generalizations Once Widely Accepted That Are No Longer Accepted So Widely, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Defining the comedia is a challenge that is rarely addressed directly in the pages of the Bulletin of the Comediantes. Those of us who spend our professional lives working with the plays that are brought together under this cover term have a visceral or intuitive understanding of what falls into the category of comedia and what lies outside of it. We are hardly exempt from having to articulate our definitions in concrete terms, however, because students, colleagues, and organizations to whom we write grants all want us to establish the limits, scope, and parameters of our field of study. Sometimes ...


Review Of Colonial Encounters In New World Writing, 1500-1786. Performing America., Gladys A. Robalino Jan 2006

Review Of Colonial Encounters In New World Writing, 1500-1786. Performing America., Gladys A. Robalino

Educator Scholarship

Performing America es un ambicioso trabajo que cubre de manera muy amplia tres siglos de literatura colonial en las Américas. El enfoque principal es el estudio de textos coloniales considerados por la autora como polifónicos (dentro de los géneros teatrales y parateatrales) en los que analiza las maneras en que escritores europeos e indígenas representan sus interacciones. Para Castillo, el encuentro de estas dos cosmovisiones epistemológicamente divergentes habría dado lugar a ciertas estrategias de integración escrituraria de la alteridad americana; en otras palabras, en dichos textos habría el intento de crear una coexistencia harmónica, o por lo menos canales para ...