The Rise of Spanish American Poetry 1500-1700
Literary and Cultural Transmission in the New World

Edited by Rodrigo Cacho Casal and Imogen Choi

Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 22

Legenda

23 April 2019  •  292pp

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Early modern Spanish American poetry (c. 1500-1700) is a fascinating but little-studied aspect of Hispanic colonial culture. Spanish American poetry was transmitted in material ways, not simply as an intellectual and literary phenomenon. Poetry was considered as a written and oral object, disseminated, conditioned and controlled by a range of societal players both within and beyond the urban space. While the obvious networks of interchange connected the European metropolis to the burgeoning colonies, there were also cross-regional connections in Central and South America. As performance art, poetry connected with other art forms in the region — music, painting and sculpture — but as an act of devotion it also intersected the history of early American religious culture.

This wide-ranging and highly interdisciplinary volume offers pioneering work bringing together scholars from both Europe and the Americas, North and South.

Rodrigo Cacho is Reader in Spanish Golden Age and Colonial Studies at the University of Cambridge. Imogen Choi is Associate Professor of Spanish at Exeter College, University of Oxford.

Reviews:

  • ‘En conjunto, The Rise of Spanish American Poetry supone una extraordinaria selección de aportaciones al estudio de los textos coloniales y sus relaciones culturales en un contexto transatlántico.’ — Víctor Sierra Matute, Bulletin of Spanish Studies 97.6, 2020, 1070-1071
  • ‘La publicación no sólo resulta novedosa por la articulación multidisciplinaria de sus aproximaciones, sino por incorporar nuevas e interesantes interpretaciones... Sin duda, esta publicación constituye una aportación para el hispanismo que establece nuevas vías de interpretación dignas de ser atendidas y continuadas. Valga mencionar la hermosa factura del volumen y la esmerada edición, en la que el puñado de erratas detectadas no minimiza sus enormes aportaciones.’ — Andrés Iñigo Silva, Creneida 8, 2020, 394-400
  • ‘Some of the strongest essays draw attention to authors, texts or topics that have for the most part received limited attention from scholars. The range of subjects covered is noteworthy and the editors and contributors deserve praise for their ability to bring into the realm of poetic signification issues as diverse as exploration, evangelization, natural disasters, ideological debates, literacy, humanism, print culture, theology, music theory, humor, Jesuit edu- cation, historiography, mourning, astrology, piracy or racialized discourses.’ — Emiro Martínez-Osorio, Colonial Latin American Review 29.4, 2020, 662-64 (full text online)
  • ‘La proposition portée par Rodrigo Cacho, Imogen Choi et les onze contributeurs du volume présente, en définitive, de multiples mérites. Dans son approche de la poésie moderne, d’abord, elle promeut une lecture historique des corpus qui cherche et met en valeur les mécanismes d’hybridité depuis un regard résolument comparatiste entre les études hispanistes et les études américanistes. Dès lors, elle tire parti de la variété et de la variabilité idéologique et de positionnement politique des poètes et des poèmes plutôt que de l’ignorer en la réduisant à l’une ou l’autre des positions antagonistes. Le volume resitue aussi avec soin et de façon systématique les corpus abordés dans le contexte social et pragmatique de leur composition, dans leur lien avec ce que l’on pourrait appeler les usages de la poésie – y compris le véhicule musical, si rarement abordé dans les travaux des philologues. Ainsi la poésie peut-elle servir tout à la fois à édifier, à louer ou à décrédibiliser l’action des contemporains. L’ensembl’ — Aude Plagnard, Bulletin Hispanique 124.1, 2022, 365-69

Contents:

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Notes On the Contributors
Rodrigo Cacho Casal, Imogen Choi
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1-28

Introduction: Locating Early Modern Spanish American Poetry
Rodrigo Cacho Casal
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31-59

Chapter 1 Poetry’s Place in Civic Spectacle: the ‘Baroque Contredanse’ of Carlos De Sigüenza Y Góngora and Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz
Rolena Adorno
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60-78

Chapter 2 Luis Jerónimo De Oré (1554–1630): Poetry and Proselytism in the Andes
Raquel Chang-Rodríguez
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81-100

Chapter 3 Radical Visions of Post-Conquest Mexico: Humanism and Experience in the Poetry of Fray Cristóbal Cabrera
Andrew Laird
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101-116

Chapter 4 Popular Balladry in Colonial Latin America
Miguel Martínez
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117-132

Chapter 5 Laughter Between Spain and New Spain: the Poetics of Zeuxis in the Burlesque Poetry of Agustín De Salazar Y Torres
Raquel Barragán Aroche
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135-151

Chapter 6 Royal Deaths and Viceregal Rule: Diego De Hojeda’s La Christiada, Epic Agonies and Colonial Government in Seventeenth-Century Peru
Arantza Mayo
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152-168

Chapter 7 ‘La Soberana Doctora De Las Escuelas Divinas’: Sor Juana’s Mariology in Her Villancicos On the Feast of the Assumption (1676)
Alice Brooke
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169-186

Chapter 8 the Harmonies of Conflict: Poetry and the Musical Imaginary Between Spain and the New World
Lorena Uribe Bracho
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189-204

Chapter 9 A Poetics of Términos: Lexis and Moral Geography in Ercilla’s Expedition To the Extreme South in La Araucana
Paul Firbas
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205-221

Chapter 10 Land and Sea in Juan De Castellanos
Luis Fernando Restrepo
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222-238

Chapter 11 Os Lusíadas and Armas Antárticas: Eros and Eris at the Frontiers of Empire
Imogen Choi
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239-252

Chapter 12 Classical Epyllion and Tropical Cornucopia in Silvestre De Balboa’s Espejo De Paciencia
Raúl Marrero-Fente
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253-272

Bibliography
Rodrigo Cacho Casal, Imogen Choi
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273-280

Index
Rodrigo Cacho Casal, Imogen Choi
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Bibliography entry:

Cacho Casal, Rodrigo, and Imogen Choi (eds), The Rise of Spanish American Poetry 1500-1700: Literary and Cultural Transmission in the New World, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 22 (Legenda, 2019)

First footnote reference: 35 The Rise of Spanish American Poetry 1500-1700: Literary and Cultural Transmission in the New World, ed. by Rodrigo Cacho Casal and Imogen Choi, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 22 (Legenda, 2019), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Cacho Casal and Choi, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Cacho Casal, Rodrigo, and Imogen Choi (eds). 2019. The Rise of Spanish American Poetry 1500-1700: Literary and Cultural Transmission in the New World, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 22 (Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Cacho Casal and Choi 2019: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Cacho Casal and Choi 2019: 21.

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