Friday, 07 January
390. The Comedia and the Culture of the Baroque: Reconsiderations of the Legacy of José Antonio Maravall
5:15–6:30 p.m., 406A, LA Convention Center
Program arranged by the Division on Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Drama
Presiding: Laura R. Bass, Tulane Univ.
Speakers: Ted Lars Lennart Bergman, California State Univ., Fresno
Vicente Pérez de León, Oberlin Coll.
Luis Gonzalo Portugal, Univ. of Oregon
Duncan Wheeler, Univ. of Leeds
Jonathan Thacker, Univ. of Oxford, Merton Coll.
Topics addressed by the presenters include the appropriations of Maravall by scholars working within new historicist and Marxist paradigms, the evolution of Maravall’s propaganda model in relation to the tradition of performing Golden Age theater in Franco’s Spain, the representation of criminality on the early modern Spanish stage, the socioeconomic context of the development of burlesque entremés, and the articulation of selfhood in relation to pressures of social conformity in the comedia.
For more information, visit the MLA Division on Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Drama online forum after 5 Dec.