Spanish Professor Presents Research Paper

May 27, 2021

Wilfrido Suárez, Briar Cliff Spanish professor, recently presented his research paper at the 2021 Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Virtual Conference at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

“El uso de la simulación en la literatura picaresca trasatlántica como mecanismo de desestabilización del modelo social aristocrático” analyzes the model of aristocratic society in the Iberian Peninsula and New Spain and how they are proposed in the novels of the First Modernity and in the first novels that appear in Hispanic America at the beginning of the 19th century.

Dr. Suarez’ research is based on socio-historical research regarding the nature of the society established in the Spanish empire and represented in “El Guzmán de Alfarache” (1599) and “La Historia de la vida del Buscón” (1626). He highlights the circumstances of the Creoles within the colonial establishment whose literature representatives and protagonists make use of the simulation resource to integrate as apparent members of the ruling class.

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