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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

High and Low

Some critical narratives in 19th century peninsular literature.

*Absence / weakness of romanticism.
*Popular novels vs. the rise of a new canon of serious realist novels.
*Gender roles in reading and writing; construction of female subjectivity; el ángel del hogar
*Relation of Spanish novel to European novels; realism and naturalism
*Development of modernity; place of 19th century in the overall narrative of the "problem of Spain"

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