Miradas torcidas: Decadentismo, género y discurso médico en El monstruo (1915) de Antonio de Hoyos y Vinent

Alba del Pozo García

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the relationship between gaze and scientific discourse in the Spanish decadent movement, through the analysis of Antonio's Hoyos y Vinent's novel El monstruo (1915). First of all, this paper will examine the relationship between decadence, fin de siècle and crisis within a European framework. This paper will approach the fin de siècle literature from its relationship with power discourses and, above all, from the reappropriations that these narratives perform in relation to medical discourses. Moreover, this paper will analyze how the decadent gaze revises and subverts the concepts of truth established by medical discourses, and is related to gender, sickness and even the notion of Occident. Finally, Hoyos y Vinent's novel will be examined, not only as a paradigmatic example of these cultural processes, but also as a text that offers a reading of the Spanish fin de siècle based on a wide array of shared anxieties. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)417-431
    JournalNeophilologus
    Volume98
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

    Keywords

    • Antonio de Hoyos y Vinent
    • Fin de siècle
    • Gender
    • Medical discourses
    • Spanish literature

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