The Eye in Spanish Golden Age Medicine, Anatomy, and Literature
A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (2 June 2023) | Viewed by 7951
The topics of sight and visual deceit in the Spanish Golden Age have received considerable critical attention, primarily in the fields of science, art, and theater. These studies illuminate the cultural connections between innovative early modern astronomical observations, perspectival and tromp l’oeil techniques, Counter-Reformation revalorization of images, and philosophical-literary preoccupations regarding phenomenology and the quest for truth in a world governed by appearances. Fewer studies have been conducted on the eye as a bodily organ from a synchronous medical perspective, including its structure and function, pathologies, and overall physiology. Considering that Benito Daza de Valdés’ seminal work Uso de los antojos para todo género de vistas (the first treatise on physiological optics) was published in 1623, the scarcity of studies devoted to ophthalmology contrasts with the centrality of the eye in Spanish Golden Age literature as a symbol of inquiry, of beauty, and sometimes of aggression.
We invite article submissions that focus on the eye from an interdisciplinary perspective: the eye as a bodily organ, the sense of sight, theories of vision and (with them) the agency of the eye, the interplay of the eye and the brain in imagination, real and metaphorical vision problems (such as blindness and myopia), therapeutic treatments, and prosthetics, as represented in Spanish (medical and/or literary) discourses.
The Abstract submission deadline of this manuscript shall be 23 January 2023, and Full manuscript deadline 15 May 2023.
Dr. Silvia Arroyo
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