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Self-Consciousness in the Spanish Golden Age

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 4 – 5:45pm

Self-Consciousness in the Spanish Golden Age

A lecture by Prof Jonathan Thacker (University of Oxford) as part of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies Research Seminar Series.

Frames and Fourth Walls: Self-Consciousness in the Spanish Golden Age

The great writers and artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Spain – the Golden Age – are admired in part for their explorations of the boundary between reality and fiction, the world and artistic representations of it. Cervantes’s experiments in the novel and Velázquez’s in his paintings helped to question notions of truth, identity, authority, and the place of the human in a re-imagined world. This lecture outlines some of these artistic achievements and investigates how the popular dramatists of the period, often overlooked as major artists, also reflected the uncertainty and complexity of the period.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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