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440. Science (and) Fiction in Early Modern Spain: History of Science, New Technologies, Magic, and Marvels

Saturday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Erie, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Division on Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Poetry and Prose

Presiding: Enrique García Santo-Tomás, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1. "Blood and the Prodigious Art of Chemistry: The Science of Disease in Juan de Cabriada's Carta filosófica, médico-chymica (1687)," Nicolás Fernández-Medina, Penn State Univ., University Park

2. "Calderón's Crucible: Chemical Practice and Dramatic Idiom in Early Modern Spain," John Slater, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

3. "'Smoke and Mirrors': The Use of the Magic Camera in Sor Juana's Autosacramental El mártir del Sacramento," Alice Brooke, Univ. of Warwick


  • Spanish Literature – Before 1700

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