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Matthew Ancell

Comparative Arts and Letters, Comparative Arts and Letters

3029 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Commonly Taught Courses

Hum 201, 202 Western Humanities
iHum 350 Critical Theory
Hum/CL 420R/620R Baroque Spain
Hum 420R/620R Milton and Art
Hum 420R/620R “The Theology of Painting”: Renaissance and Baroque Perspectives
Hum/CL 420R/620R Montaigne and the Skeptical Crisis in Early Modern Europe
iHum 490R/690R Early Modern Science and Art
iHum 490R The Body in the Renaissance
Comparative Studies 610 The Pensive Image

Biography

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HUMANITIES AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Degrees

MA, SPANISH LITERATURE, U. OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

PHD, COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, U. OF CALFORNIA, IRVINE

INTERESTS

THE BAROQUE IN SPAIN AND ITALY. MONTAIGNE AND EARLY MODERN SKEPTICISM. DECONSTRUCTION.

Selected publications

“Daedalean Epistemology: Staging the Labyrinth of Knowledge in Calderón’s Los tres mayores prodigios and Velázquez’s Las Hilanderas.” Theater by Numbers: Science on the Stage in Early Modern Spain. Enrique García Santo-Tomás, Ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019: 231-49.

Credo Ergo Sum: Faith, Blindness, and Pictorial Logic in Derrida’s Memoirs of the Blind.” Oxford Art Journal. 37.2 (June 2014), 193-210.

“Perspectival Fig Leaves: The Failure of Representation in Calderón de la Barca’s El pintor de su deshonra.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. 48.2 (June 2014), 255-84.

 “Painted Twilight: Anamorphic Monstrosity in Calderón’s La vida es sueño.” Renaissance Drama. 42.1 (Spring 2014), 57-90.

“The Theology of Painting: Velázquez and the Picturing of Philosophy.” The Comparatist. 37 (May 2013), 156-68.

“Este … Cíclope: Góngora’s Polifemo and the Poetics of Disfiguration.” Hispanic Review. 79.4 (Autumn 2011), 547-72.

Research Interests

Baroque Literature and Art, Early Modern Skepticism, Deconstruction

Honors and Awards

  • NEH Summer Institute, Leonardo da Vinci: Between Art and Science. Florence, Italy, NEH; Kunsthistorisches Institut. (2012 - 2012)

Memberships

  • Renaissance Society of America (2006 - Present)
  • Sixteenth Century Society (2013 - 2013)

Courses Taught

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