Writing the Queer Life of Gabriela Mistral / Escribiendo la vida queer de Gabriela Mistral

This session will explore how the intersection of the national with gender and racial aspects of “lo queer” – evidenced in letters, poems, and periodicals – enabled Gabriela Mistral’s entry into otherwise all-male friendship networks while she composed Desolación (1922) and then shaped her personal motives and political strategies for securing a consular position in 1933.

This is one of seven lectures in the series “Rereading Gabriela Mistral 100 years after Desolación (1922-2022): A Transhemispheric Encounter,” which explores the poetry of Nobel Laureate Chilean Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) amid the political, social, and economic crises of the new millennium. For information about upcoming Mistral events, please visits the series website. All sessions are offered in Spanish and English with simultaneous interpretation. This session was recorded on Friday, September 9, 2022, and the recording will be posted here once available.

Elizabeth Horan, Professor of Literature, Arizona State University

For more information visit the event website.

Art and HistoryGlobal AffairsCenter for the Study of Languages and CulturesChiledigest154Gabriela MistralGender Studies ProgramInstitute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA)Kellogg Institute for International StudiesNanovic Institute for European StudiesPoetryQueerSpanish

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