Juana of Castile: History and Myth of the Mad Queen

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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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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 Zatlin is Professor of Spanish at Rutgers University. Her previous books include Cross-Cultural Approaches to Theatre: The Spanish-French Connection (994), Jaime Salom (1982), Victor Ruiz Iriarte (1980), and Elena Quiroga (1977).

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