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Re-reading Lope Through His Epic

Posted By Chad Leahy, Sunday, April 30, 2017
A Panel Sponsored by the RSA Discipline Group in Hispanic Literature
We invite papers that freshly interrogate Lope de Vega’s vast and varied corpus of non-epic work (i.e., lyric, comedias, prose fiction, letters, historiography, polemics) through the lens of his equally large and diverse epic production. The apparition in recent years of reliable annotated editions of most of his epic poems has coincided with a renewed interest in the epic in Spanish Golden Age poetry studies. Aided by these developments, how might Lope’s many epics allow us to broadly reinterpret the Lopian canon? Potential avenues of inquiry include: Lope’s use of epic to transgress or push traditional genre boundaries; Lope, the rota Virgilii, and the construction of a literary career; the use of epic forms or themes in non-epic contexts (or vice-versa); epic self-fashioning; epic in literary polemic; problematizing epic in Lope’s historical reception.  Please send proposal (150 words; 5-10 keywords) and 2-page CV to and by Wednesday, May 24. 

Tags:  epic poetry  Hispanic Literature  Lope de Vega 

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