'Thinking Through Sor Juana: Latina Writers and the Uses of History'
Keynote: Elisa Sampson Vera Tudela (King’s College London)
Respondent: Juan Vitulli (University of Notre Dame)
The seventeenth century nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz continues to exert a huge influence on Hispanic culture. This talk will trace some of the contemporary Latino/a readings of Sor Juana, trying to delineate the genesis and shape of their fascination with the nun as well as to describe the directions in which such fascination is now taking scholars and artists alike.
About the 'Current Trends on Latin American Studies' series
It invites distinguished scholars—as well as students with an interest in the subject—to discuss specific periods, areas, and topics of Latin America and its connection to colonial and post-colonial Europe.
Panels are free to attend but please note that registration is essential.
Thursday, Feburary 8
'Armed Citizens and Citizens in Arms: What did it Mean to be a Civilian or a Military Man in the First Half of Nineteenth Century Peru?' with Natalia Sobrevilla (University of Kent) and Vanesa Miseres (University of Notre Dame)
Thursday February 15
'Expanding the Field: Visual and Material Sources in Latin American Research' with Luciana Martins (Birkbeck) and Helen Melling (Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London)