Embodied Sound and Female Voice in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s Canon: romance 8 and El divino Narciso

@article{Finley2016EmbodiedSA,
  title={Embodied Sound and Female Voice in Sor Juana In{\'e}s de la Cruz’s Canon: romance 8 and El divino Narciso},
  author={Sarah Finley},
  journal={Revista de Estudios Hisp{\'a}nicos},
  year={2016},
  volume={50},
  pages={191 - 216}
}
  • Sarah Finley
  • Published 2016
  • Philosophy
  • Revista de Estudios Hispánicos
This essay examines embodied sound as locus of female agency in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s reimaginings of Echo and Narcissus in romance 8 and El divino Narciso. I argue that these pieces draw upon the interstices of seeing and hearing as well as voice’s physical and pathetic effects in order to refigure women’s aurality as counterpoint to patriarchal visuality. Debates in acoustics, musica pathetica and the music of the spheres resonate in both works and lend insight into Sor Juana’s… Expand
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