The Political Theology Of The Spanish State

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conversion to the political theology of the Spanish State. We argued that the articulation of forced conversion as a paramount goal of the State’s ontological aspirations relies upon a misunderstanding apropos of the alleged divine performativity of the Law. We then moved to The Turn and analysed the literary sublimation that Cervantes operates in Don Quixote I-II apropos of the aforementioned political reality. In particular, we focused on the way Cervantes’s ingenium relies upon the trope of conversion (literary sense) and on how its deployment helped Cervantes circumvent the inquisitorial censorship while suspending the reader’s belief in the State’s ontological tendency (and by extension, in forced conversion as the crowning policy of that ambition). As part of this task, we analyzed a multiplicity of semantic (featuring a symbolism linked to the countryside, the military, the economic, the religious, the political, the professional fields, to name but a few) and non-semantic displacements (related to the materiality of language as such) across forms (novel and theatre, but also poetry) and genres (epic, comedy, tragedy, tragicomedy, realistic fiction, romance and satire)iv. After The Pledge and The Turn it is now time for us to ask ourselves the following question: for all this string of ecstatic conversions, wherein, though, resides The Prestige of Cervantes as instantiated in Don Quixote Parts I-II?
Chapter LXIV of the second part proves momentous with regard to this

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