Scripta Humanistica is a prestigious scholarly series established for the purpose of publishing significant contributions in the area of humanistic studies: literature, linguistics, philosophy, history, and art, as well as creative writing in both prose fiction and poetry.
Currently Scripta has collections in Spanish and Latinamerican Literature, Romance Studies (French, Italian) as well as some contributions on Americana and German Literature.
A figural and typological study of Lope's important historical drama. "A fresh and vital interpretation of an unfortunately half-forgotten play." -John E. Keller, University of Kentucky. "[McCrary] has opened the way to a real and more profound comprehension of the complexity of Lope's historical vision in his dramas." -Thomas E. Case, Hispania.
This book, which offers the first feminist reading of the "carpe diem" theme in Fernando de Rojas' masterpiece, reveals a positive and liberating portrayal of female characters. The application of certain contemporary French feminist theories such as those of Helene Cixous and Luce Irigaray, elucidates Rojas' "deconstruction" process, which breaks with patriarchal attitudes towards women. "This new, provocative feminist approach to La Celestina is sure to elicit passionate reactions. Whether or not you agree with Hartunian's premise, you will enjoy this lively, unconventional book. Diane Hartunian makes us rethink our notions on La Celestina." -Barbara Mujica, Georgetown University.
This volume demonstrates how literary critics seeking to establish a structure for certain works of Spanish literature can classify their symbols according to the first two essays of Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism. The present study essays the method with two episodes from Don Quixote, Lope de Vega's El caballero de Olmedo, Gallego's Oda a la muerte de la Duquesa de Frías, Zorilla's Don Juan Tenorio, Galdós' Torquemada en la hoguera, Clarín's ¡Adiós, Cordera!, Valle-lnclán's Rosarito, and two vignettes from Juan Ramón Jiménez' Platero y yo. "The book under review will be of value to anyone studying the titles listed above. Ullman's interpretations are too powerful to be ignored by any scholar researching a work he studies here."-Stephen Miller, Hispanic Review.
This collection of essays investigates a new and relevant phenomenon in the writings of Central American women writers of the 20th Century: the uninhibited approach to the theme of eroticism. The sixteen scholars included in the work examine the presence of the topic in this literature and the manner in which it serves to construct the feminine subject. Several of the articles discuss the revolutionary nature of eroticism in women?s literature. This revolution is analyzed in the altered nature of fictional, personal relationships and domestic settings, as well as in the political realm. The articles bring different critical approaches to bear on the works of authors such as Gloconda Belli, Jacinta Escudos, Gloria Guardia, Ana Istarú, Luz Méndez de la Vega, Michele Najlis, etc. "Este trabajo es, sin lugar a dudas, imprescindible para los que se interesan en el tema, y fuente obligada de referencia para los que quieran estudiar a fondo la producción poética de las mujeres centroamericanas".-Lourdes Rojas, Revista de Folología Hispánica.
A most comprehensive study of alienation in Giuseppe Berto (1914-1978), the popular but controversial Italian author whose artistic endeavors include fiction, journalism, play writing, and cinematography. "A valuable, scholarly tool for the study of this contemporary author". -Santo L. Arico, Italica.
A conceptualization of an interdisciplinary sign which combines painting, music, and literature is presented in seven of Blasco Ibañez's novels.
A thorough and engaging treatment of Hardy as poet and prose writer. "Now that Dr. Stewart has introduced Hardy properly, [the reader] will get a surprised scrutiny as we reshape the history of American letters between the Civil War and World War I. "Louis J. Budd, James B. Duke Professor of English, Duke University. Mentioned in American Literature. "Stewart's volume will be of value.-Glenn O. Carey, American Literary Realism.
This work examines the cultural discourses of authority and experience (in their historical, religious, and literary aspects) that emerge in the Spanish Golden Age as a result of the new world order of an expanded Christendom, the Catholic Counter-Reformation, and an evolving Christian humanism. The opening and closing chapters develop a critical model based on dialogical interpretations of ideology, typology, and narratology, which is then related to Spanish Golden Age culture and discourse. The eight main chapters treat a representative selection of travels, meditations, devotional lyrics, novels, stories, prologues, philosophical dramas, and allegorical plays by such major authors as Columbus, Santa Teresa de Jesús, Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Quevedo, Calderón, and sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
Winner of the David Lloyd Kreeger Creativity Award (1988) and the George Mason University Poetry Prize (1976), Brother Rick Wilson, T.O.R., presents here a collection of his finest creative writing poems of family, love, suffering and memory. His poems are vivid, intelligent, musical, and intimate. "Sound is wonderfully wedded to sense here... This is a book which yields up in richness what I most long for when I pick up a book of poems: vision; experience; travel in the world as another soul views it."-Richard Bausch. O. Henry Award; PEN/ Faulkner Award Citation.
Close analyses of some of Marguerite Duras early works (Le Marin de Gibraltar, Les Petits Chevaux de Tarquinia, Le Square) followed by readings of Les Yeux bleus cheveux noirs and Le Douleur. The texts chosen by Cranston are particularly challenging and are read by her in the light of Duras own statements concerning the nature of the literary endeavor, writes Germaine Brée in her Preface. Cranston explores the many levels of linguistic play and resonance, the ambiguities of Duras ... Cranstons own cultural memory is particularly rich and crosses the frontiers of separate linguistic frames.
This is a revised edition of the author's 1985 study, now out of print, which has been republished in response to the great interest of its subject matter, Botticelli, and of its critical approach, a humanistic analysis of the cultural contexts of Renaissance painting. Among the aspects discussed are the artist's evolution, Medici patronage, Neoplatonism, and ways of interpreting mythology, allegory, and iconography in art.
A thorough study of the life and works of the Chilean poet, winner of the 1991 "Premio Pablo Neruda."