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Famous / Infamous: Exploring Reputation in Early Modern Spain

Saturday, March 21, 2015
12:00 AM
Hatcher Graduate Library, Room 100 Gallery

Early Modern Spain was an era in which reputation was paramount, and fiction played a seminal role in the form of pamphlets, laudatory and satirical poetry, and prefaces to books.  But the question of infamy still remains largely unexplored, as the field has traditionally focused on how its elements (writers, texts, printing presses) worked, not on how they failed.  Famous / Infamous will gather eight exciting and cutting-edge scholars working in the domains of literature, aesthetics, performance, and cultural history.  Our goal is to shed new light on a neglected side of an epoch in which failure mattered greatly.