Nyheder og/eller falske nyheder?

Nyhedsformidling i Calderón og Coellos Underet i Tyskland

Nøgleord: historiedrama, nyhedsformidling, faktualitet, historisk bevidsthed, Calderón

Resumé

Taking off from El prodigio de Alemania [The Wonder in Germany, 1634], a recently discovered collaborative play by Calderón and Coello about general Albrecht von Wallenstein, this article discusses the conception of factuality informing Golden Age dramatic representations of contemporaneous history. Vis-à-vis the recurrent critical disparagement of this type of drama as artistically inferior propaganda, I will demonstrate the dramatists’ delicate handling of the breaking news about Wallenstein’s death and their use of advanced aesthetic and performative devices to stimulate audience thinking about Wallenstein’s destiny: Why did he become a traitor? Highlighting the subtle doublespeak informing especially the epilogue and the protagonist’s great monologue, I will argue that the play is at once loyal and critical toward Habsburg policy: it follows the official explanation of the general’s murder — that he was planning high treason — yet at the same time demonstrates an essentially interrogatory conception of factuality that invites reflection on what is historical “truth”.

Forfatterbiografi

Sofie Kluge, Syddansk Universitet

Sofie Kluge, ph.d. og dr.phil., lektor i Litteraturvidenskab ved Institut for Kulturvidenskaber, Syddansk Universitet. Har bl.a. udgivet monografierne Baroque Allegory Comedia. The Transfiguration of Tragedy in Seventeenth-Century Spain (Kassel: Edition Reichenberger, 2010) og Diglossia. The Early Modern Reinvention of Mythological Literature (Kassel: Edition Reichenberger, 2014) om den spanske guldalderlitteratur. Den trykte artikel er en del af forfatterens forskning i forholdet mellem litteratur og historieskrivning, som aktuelt pågår inden for rammerne af Velux kernegruppeprojektet Histories. Assessing the Role of Aesthetics in the Historical Paradigm og vil munde ud i monografien Historical Drama and the Invention of History in Golden Age Spain (Routledge, 2023).

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Publiceret
2020-01-02
Citation/Eksport
Kluge, S. (2020). Nyheder og/eller falske nyheder?. K&K - Kultur Og Klasse, 47(128), 59-82. https://doi.org/10.7146/kok.v47i128.118032