1 Scandinavian Institute, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 School of Communication and Culture - Scandinavian Studies, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University3 School of Communication and Culture - Scandinavian Studies, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University
En lesning av Juana Inés de la Cruz "Primero sueno" (1692)
Juana Inés de la Cruz' poem "Primero Sueno" (1692) lets the soul, in a nightly travel, explore different methods of gaining access to knowledge of God's creation. In the article I show how the conflict between knowledge and faith is worked out differently in this 17th century Catholic poem than in the Protestant works of the same period. In Sor Juana's intricate poem, failure to achieve perfect knowledge is a proof of the difference between man and God. More controversially, the poem utilizes the standard baroque topoi of dream, night and change to write woman into an universe where knowledge is found.
Norsk Litteraturvitenskapelig Tidsskrift, 2002, Vol 5, Issue 1, p. 45-57
Priemero sueno; Juana Inés de la Cruz; Baroque poetry; Epic poetry; Epistemological poetry