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SEDERI Yearbook 2015, 25

Author: Jorge Figueroa Dorrego

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SEDERI Yearbook ISSN: 1135-7789 sederiyearbook@yahoo.es Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies España Figueroa Dorrego, Jorge Laura Martínez-García 2014.
Seventeenth- and Eighteenth Century English.
Comedies as a New Kind of Drama.
A Foucauldian Interpretation of Family Relations, Sexuality, and Resistance as Psychological Power.
Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press. SEDERI Yearbook, núm.
25, 2015, pp.
195-200 Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies Valladolid, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=333543052013 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Laura Martínez-García 2014 Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century English Comedies as a New Kind ofDrama. A Foucauldian Interpretation ofFamily Relations, Sexuality, and Resistance as Psychological Power Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press. Jorge Figueroa Dorrego Universidade de Vigo, Spain Laura Martínez-Carcía is a young researcher from the University of Oviedo who is mainly interested in gender and cultural studies, and usually facuses on the Restoration periodo The book reviewed here is her firsl extensive publicalion and aims to apply the Foucauldian notions of power and resistance to the analysis of four comedies of the aforemenlioned period: William Wycherleys The Country Wile (1675), George Ethereges The Man 01 Mode (1676), a11d 5usam1a Centlivres The Busybody (1709) and The Wonder (74).
The author sees these plays as -points of resistance- (ii) in the transition frOlTI what Foueault calls the -deployment of allianee- to the -deployment of sexuality- during the early modern periodo 5he really seems to ainl high, because she claims that with this book she hopes to open new ways to study Restoration e...





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