Publication Date

April 2019


Gabrielle Ponce-Hegenauer


Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality, College of Letters


English (United States)


This paper presents an analysis of male lovesickness in Early Modern Spanish literature. Despite the prevalence of this trope within the Spanish literary context, little work has been done to analyze the both the specifically male and specifically Spanish examples of lovesickness in the Early Modern period. Examinations of texts by authors such as Miguel de Cervantes and María de Zayas will illuminate the representations of male lovesickness as well as how these representations can vary within a similar tradition and time period. This analysis will provide a new opportunity for understanding the treatments of love, reason, gender, and expression within Early Modern Spain.



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