Juana of Castile: History and Myth of the Mad Queen (Google eBook)

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María A. Gómez, Santiago Juan-Navarro, Phyllis Zatlin
Associated University Presse, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 267 pages
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After dozens of historical monographs, biographies, and even postmortem clinical studies, Queen Juana of Castile continues to be an enigmatic figure. Juana of Castile analyzes modern reinventions of Juana in literature and the other arts. The essays, most of which appear here for the first time, focus on the historical revisionism of recent approaches to this figure. This history of the Mad Queen continues to generate new creative works, new stories that maintain a constant dialogue with the enormous bibliography and iconography that exists and continues to expand around her memory. Focusing on literary, pictorial, operatic, and screen representations of Queen Juana, this is the first interdisciplinary book that looks at both sides of the story--history and myth, fact and fiction--shaping the image of this much-maligned Spanish queen. Santiago Juan-Navarro and Maria A. Gomez are Associate Professors of Spanish at Florida International University. Phyllis Zatlin is a Professor of Spanish and coordinator of translator/interpreter training at Rutgers University.
  

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Contents

Legend and History
33
Juana I of Castile Catherine of Aragon and the Failure of Feminine Power in the Construction of Empire
47
Necrophilia Madness and Degeneration in Manuel Tamayo y Bauss La locura de amor 1855
61
The Historical and Aesthetic Truth of Santa Juana de Castilla
77
An Original Approach to the Life of Juana of Castile
92
Juana the Mad as a Prototype of Federico Garcia Lorcas Andalusian Martyr Complex
107
An Interpretation of Manuel
119
Madness in Falsa cronica de Juana la Loca
133
Juana and the Myths of NineteenthCentury History Painting
175
Juana la coloratura
198
Juan de Ordunas Locura de amor as a National Allegory
210
Woman Nation and Desire in Juan de Ordunas Locura de amor and Vicente Arandas Juana la Loca
228
Portraits and Paintings
243
Juana as a Palimpsest
252
Contributors
256
Index
261

Is There a Method to Her Madness? The Representation of Juana of Castile in French Literature
144
The Spanish Queen in Recent French Theater
158

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About the author (2008)

Santiago Juan-Navarro is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Florida International University, where he teaches Latin American Literature and Film and Literary Theory. He received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Literary Theory from the Universidad de Valencia (Spain). Among other books, he has authored Archival Reflections: Postmodern Fiction of the Americas (Self-Reflexivity, Historical Revisionism, Utopia), Lewisburg and London: Bucknell University Press, 2000; and has co-edited A Twice-Told Tale-Reinventing the Encounter in Iberian/Iberian American Literature and Film, Newark and London: University of Delaware Press, 2000. His articles have appeared in Revista Iberoamericana, Hispania, Hispanofila, Hispanic Journal, Letras Peninsulares, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hisp?nicos, Journal of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, and Anales de la Literatura Espanola Contemporanea, among others.

Phyllis Zatling is Professor of Spanish and coordinator of translator training at Rutgers University. She has been assoiciate editor of the journal Estreno, contributing editor of Western European Stages, and general editor of ESTRENO Plays translation series. Her books include Cross-Cultural Approaches to Theatre: The Spanish-French Connection (1994) and The Novels and Plays of Eduardo Manet, an Adventure in Multi-Culturalism (2000).

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