Un-Deceptions: Cervantine Strategies for the Disinformation Age, by David R. Castillo
SUNY at Buffalo professor David R. Castillo examines the nature of truth in the works of Cervantes and modern popular culture from a hard-left perspective in six essays with a foreword by William Egginton. Two new essays and four previously published and updated for inclusion in this book are organized into two parts, "Truth in Cervantine Fiction" and "Cervantine Readings of Popular Culture." Castillo weighs in on today's political climate and social conversations through the lens of his knowledge of Spanish Golden Age literature and culture. Dr. Castillo is a graduate of the University of Granada and received the Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
Table of Contents
Foreword by William Egginton
Introduction: Living in the Disinformation Age
Part One: Truth in Cervantine Fiction
1. Where Did the Truth Go When We Most Needed It?
2. How to Build a Reader and Expose a Demagogue
3. Exemplarity Gone Awry
Part Two: Cervantine Readings of Popular Culture
4. The Literary Classics in Today's Classroom: Don Quixote and Road Movies
5. Don Quixote and Political Satire: Cervantine Lessons from Sacha Baron Cohen and Stephen Colbert
6. The Cervantine Instrument at Work in Anti-totalitarian Sci-fi
Afterword: Where to Go from Here?
Series: Documentación cervantina «Tom Lathrop», No. 46
ISBN: 978-1-58871-381-0 (HB) $50
ISBN: 978-1-58871-382-7 (PB) $35