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Decolonial Baroque: Baroque Aspects of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

Garzon, Manuel (2022) Decolonial Baroque: Baroque Aspects of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This dissertation explores three instances where Inca Garcilaso de la Vega advances a Baroque form of writing. These Baroque instances function as powerful tools for a decolonial approach to Hispanic modernity. Different from other approximations to the Hispanic Baroque, where Spanish American authors are subsidiaries or the European Baroque, I argue that Inca Garcilaso de la Vega is a pioneer of the Hispanic Baroque. Moreover, I argue that this Spanish American Baroque not only has characteristics of its own, but that it also influenced Baroque European works. I claim that Garcilaso uses three Baroque rhetorical strategies to develop a decolonial approach to Renaissance thought, especially to the question of coloniality. The objective of this dissertation is thus to rethink the epistemological impositions of coloniality on Inca Garcilaso de la Vega’s work as well as on modern Hispanic letters as. More broadly, this study aims at rethinking the conceptual categories of writing with which we have traditionally understood early modern Hispanic literature.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Garzon, Manuelmag296@pitt.edumag296
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairLamana,
Committee MemberDuchesne-Winter,
Committee MemberBranche,
Committee MemberVilches,
Date: 16 June 2022
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 28 March 2022
Approval Date: 16 June 2022
Submission Date: 6 April 2022
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 235
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Colonial Peru, Spanish Baroque, Decolonial Studies
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2022 14:22
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2022 14:22


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