Hacia una teoría de la factualidad ficcional: La verdad en dos autos sacramentales de Calderón de la Barca

Scriptie/Masterproef: Master's Thesis


This thesis develops a model for the description of the valorisation of a literary text based on the fact that it communicates what is seen as factual information. The model is based on the theory of literary truth developed by Michael Riffaterre. This theory is adapted and expanded using insights from various models ranging from literary possible worlds theory to linguistic models for lingual reference. The different aspects of the model are tested and illustrated by applications to two sacramental acts by Spanish playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca, "El gran teatro del mundo" (1655) and "La vida es sueño" (1670). Furthermore, the complex vision on the relation between fiction and truth expressed by these works is used to demonstrate the relevance of a model for a factual truth-value in literary texts. The final model describes a semiotic principle that causes factual truth in different signs and their semiotic structures.
Datum prijs2020
Originele taalSpanish
BegeleiderDiana Castilleja (Promotor)

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