A Song Cycle on Mortality: Reimagining Four Sonnets of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz as Four Songs on Life and Death

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Jason DeCristofaro (Creator)
University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA )
Web Site: http://library.unca.edu/
William Bares

Abstract: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648? – 1695) was revered during her lifetime as a major intellectual force in the Spanish Golden Age. Today Sor Juana remains a central public figure in Mexican culture and is most remembered for the enormous body of poetry she created, notably her sonnets, of which there are over 65. In this paper, the author, after an analysis of the sonnet, and the life of Sor Juana, selects four sonnets written by Sor Juana. The sonnets are discussed, and then set to music composed by the author.

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Language: English
Date: 2016

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