Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


The Refracted Muse: Literature and Optics in Early Modern Spain  
FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Seminar Series

Date and Time
March 5, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Open to the public
RSVP required by 5PM March 4

Enrique García Santo Tomás - Professor of Spanish at the University of Michigan and Senior Fellow at Michigan Society of Fellows

When Galileo’s telescope arrived in Madrid in 1610, it not only changed the course of local science, but also became a pivotal image in the critique of contemporary society once it was incorporated into the lexicon of satires, emblems, sonnets, and allegorical dreams as anteojo de larga vista.  The passages analyzed in this talk help us see its rich presence in Spain, forcing us to rethink the artificial gap between scientific discourse and literary creation.

This seminar is part of The Europe Center's Iberian Studies Program seminar series.

Pigott Hall, Bldg 260
Room 252 (German Studies Library)

FSI Contact
Karen Haley