Between Excellence and Mediocrity

Analyzing the Tall Poppy Allegory in the Plays of Lope and Shakespeare

Presented by Antonio Herrería Fernández
PhD Candidate in Spanish, School of International Letters & Cultures, ASU

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 12:00pm
Lattie F. Coor Hall 4403
ASU Tempe Campus
Free and open to the public

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Western literature and history was strongly influenced by older Greek and Roman works. Herodotus, Aristotle, and later on Virgil, among others, reproduced a specific tropo which had a great impact on Western History and Literature. This same allegory was used by both Shakespeare and Lope de Vega within the framework of the figure of the court “favorite” and the concept of the statesman.

Antonio Herrería Fernández is a Ph.D. candidate from the School of International Letters and Culture at Arizona State University. Currently he is writing his dissertation based on tourism and literature, expecting to graduate in April 2017. He has published numerous articles in different transatlantic magazines. His interests include friendship in the Guzmán de Alfarache, the Spanish modernism, or tourism in the Spanish contemporary novel.