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De La Celestina a la Farsa de la Costanza: La auto-modelación como lugar común (From La Celestina to Farsa de la Costanza: Self-fashioning as Commonplace)
De La Celestina a la Farsa de la Costanza: La auto-modelación como lugar común (From La Celestina to Farsa de la Costanza: Self-fashioning as Commonplace)

Dr. Aurelia RioDe La Celestina a la Farsa de la Costanza: La auto-modelación como lugar común (From La Celestina to Farsa de la Costanza: Self-fashioning as Commonplace). Madrid: Verbum Press, 2019. This book examines Stephen Greenblatt's concept of self-fashioning in Fernando de Rojas Tragicomedy of Calisto and Melibea and Cristóbal de Castillejo's recently discovered Farsa de la Costanza. Dr. Rio connects self-fashioning with the studies of performance and grotesque realism in order to explore how identity formation influenced the works of Rojas and Castillejo. Themes studied include: the establishment of the Inquisition on the lives of converts, the role played by Rojas' Jewish ancestry in his social self-configuration, and Castillejo's court life and identity as a monk. Dr. Rio argues that the concomitances between La Celestina and La Farsa de la Costanza constitute fundamental elements that enable the examination of the various social and historical aspects of these works through the prism of self-fashioning, performance, and grotesque realism. 

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  • Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Jastak-Burgess Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • 30 East Main St.
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2591
  • dllc-academics@udel.edu