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Ironic allusion and the human mind in Calderón's La cisma de Inglaterra

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With reference to Aquinas's ‘Treatise on the Passions’ this article suggests that psychological self-opacity was a phenomenon known to the premodern world. Alongside analysis of three allusions—which, it is argued, spectators would have understood as ironic—it posits that Calderón hoped, by these allusions, to hint in La cisma at the shadowy workings of the mind. The allusions reveal that the protagonists have instinctively apprehended truths that equip them to avert disaster, but passion cau...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.5699/modelangrevi.111.4.1004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Medieval & Modern Lang Fac; Spanish
Publisher:
Modern Humanities Research Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Language Review Journal website
Volume:
111
Issue:
4
Pages:
1004-1004
Publication date:
2016-10-05
Acceptance date:
2016-04-28
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ISSN:
0026-7937
Pubs id:
pubs:632322
URN:
uri:a0c54c26-fa15-46e6-8520-a6773d2c0858
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uuid:a0c54c26-fa15-46e6-8520-a6773d2c0858
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pubs:632322

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