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Beyond Sight: Engaging the Senses in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 1200-1750 (Toronto Iberic)

Ryan D. Giles,Steven Wagschal

ISBN 10: 1487500033 / ISBN 13: 9781487500030
Published by University of Toronto Press 2017-09-15, 2017
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Title: Beyond Sight: Engaging the Senses in Iberian...

Publisher: University of Toronto Press 2017-09-15

Publication Date: 2017

Book Condition: New

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Beyond Sight, edited by Ryan D. Giles and Steven Wagschal, explores the ways in which Iberian writers crafted images of both Old and New Worlds using the non-visual senses (hearing, smell, taste, and touch).

The contributors argue that the uses of these senses are central to understanding Iberian authors and thinkers from the pre- and early modern periods. Medievalists delve into the poetic interiorizations of the sensorial plane to show how sacramental and purportedly miraculous sensory experiences were central to the effort of affirming faith and understanding indigenous peoples in the Americas. Renaissance and early modernist essays shed new light on experiences of pungent, bustling ports and city centres, and the exotic musical performances of empire. This insightful collection covers a wide array of approaches including literary and cultural history, philosophical aesthetics, affective and cognitive studies, and theories of embodiment. Beyond Sight expands the field of sensory studies to focus on the Iberian Peninsula and its colonies from historical, literary, and cultural perspectives.

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Ryan D. Giles is an associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Steven Wagschal is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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