Spring 2024 Charlas con Café: 'La mujer, su pluma, y el poder: Historial & Textual Recovery of Mexican Women Writers'


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The Center for Latin American Studies presents the Spring 2024 Charlas con Café – a weekly space to hear lectures from a wide variety of experts and discuss topics relevant to the Latin American region, Fridays from 1-2 pm (unless otherwise specified). Coffee and snacks start at 12:30 p.m.

This Charla con Café first presents the history of Mexican women writers in the late 18th and early 19th century. Historically, women in Mexico and Latin American did not have the power of the pen. From the Colonial era, they were denied spaces from which to speak. As scholars of Latin American writers, we all know of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, who was the exception to the rule. But where are the other women who wrote, spoke, and acted in the civic spaces? This question set Dr. Ramírez on a search deep into Mexico’s archives. The history and writings of women writers such as Laureana Wright de Kleinhans, Hermila Galindo, Juana Belén Gutiérrez de Mendoza, Jovita Idar and many more will be shared with the group at Charlas Con Café. Ramírez will also discuss the exciting research methods of archival research, textual recovery, and translation that can be done to create these historical research projects centered on Latin American figures.

Cristina Devereaux Ramírez is an associate professor and program director for the Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English graduate program in the Department of English at the University of Arizona. Her current research focuses on archival and rhetorical recovery of Mexican and Mexican American women from the 19th and 20th centuries.

This is a hybrid event. To join via Zoom, please register using the link below.