In Commemoration of International Women's Day

Escritoras latinoamericanas: Hacia una identidad propia

with Lucía Guerra

This lecture will trace the genealogy of prose fiction written by Latin American women from the beginning of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century. Important milestones in the genre’s evolution will be analyzed, such as various writing strategies, the creation of discourses and imaginaries that depict the body as an identity symbol, and the questioning of the patriarchal paradigms of heterosexuality, identity, and knowledge.

Lucía Guerra is a distinguished professor of Latin American Literature and researcher at the University of California, Irvine, where she specializes in Critical Theory, Gender Studies, and Creative Writing. Among her critical works are: La mujer fragmentada: Historias de un signo (Casa de las Américas Award, 1994), Ciudad, género e imaginarios urbanos en la narrativa latinoamericana (2014) and La ciudad ajena: Subjetividades de origen mapuche en el espacio urbano (Casa de las Américas Award, 2013). Her works of fiction include: Frutos extraños (Letras de Oro Award, USA, 1991, Municipal de Literatura Award, Chile 1992), Más allá de las máscaras (Gabriela Mistral Award, 1997) and Travesías del hombre lobo (2017).

Language: Spanish

4 March, 2021 (15:00 - 16:30 Boston | 21:00 – 22:30 Madrid) 

Online via Zoom




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