Sujetos coloniales: escritura, identidad y negociación en Hispanoamérica (siglos XVI-XVIII)

The present book includes fourteen works that focus on the study of various colonial characters or very important persons who lived in the American Viceroys between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. The approach of each is diverse, as were these personages and also the different strategies they used, not only to find improvements within the colonial system but, in many cases, to claim an individual or collective identity.  Some forms of representation (including their self-appreciations) are also studied in some of these works among the different groups of colonial characters: Peninsulars, Creoles, Indians, Mulattos, Marrons; and the discursive strategies (imitation, representation, rewriting) that they rose for their respective projects. Inca Garcilaso de la Vega has more attention than the others since he deserves several of the studies. But there are also approaches to the figures of Alonso Enríquez de Guzmán, Titu Cusi Yupanqui, Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, Juan de Espinosa Medrano, Juan del Valle y Caviedes and José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, as well as other chroniclers and texts of the time.

Carlos F. Cabanillas Cárdenas is an entitled Professor at the ITU Arctic University of  Norway (Tromsø) and an Associate Member of the Golden Century Research Group (GRISO) of the University of Navarra. He has developed his research activity mainly in relation to the work of the colonial poet Juan del Valle y Caviedes, who has made a critical edition of his poems against the Physicians of Lima (Guerras físicas/ Physical Wars, Proezas médicas /Medical Prowesses, Hazañas de la ignorancia / Feats of Ignorance) and several studies that clarify the textual panorama of his poetic works.

 

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