|When||May 21, 2019 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM|
|Where||Wieboldt Hall, Room 408|
|Contact Information||Romance Languages and Literatures Department|
|Description||The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Slavery and Visual Culture Working Group present: |
Black Mirror in the Golden Age: Juan Latino, Diego Velázquez and the Poetics of Self
A lecture by Maxim Rigaux (Fulbright and B.A.E.F. Postdoctoral Fellow)
Abstract: In this talk I will highlight how Juan Latino (ca. 1518-ca. 1595), a former black slave of the illustrious Fernández de Córdoba family, creates a highly complex literary persona through the two volumes of Latin poetry he published in the 1570s in Granada. I will pay special attention to Latino's staging of a mirror effect in the Austrias Carmen, a two-book epic on the Christian victory in the battle of Lepanto. This technique enables the poet to place his patron Pedro de Deza at the center of attention alongside his own authorial figure. In my analysis, I will compare Latino's textual strategies to Diego Velázquez's use of the mirror in Las Meninas.
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