Gabriela Mistral, by Fab Ciraolo
Special Lecture Series

Rereading Gabriela Mistral 100 years after Desolación (1922-2022): A Transhemispheric Encounter

One hundred years ago, Chile's greatest poet, Nobel Laureate Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957), published Desolación (1922) in New York. Yet her voice is an undeniable contribution to the debates of our present. This virtual lecture series brings together leading researchers from Chile and the United States to reread Mistral's work considering the political, social, and economic crises of the new millennium.

Presented by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies with cosponsorship by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA), and the Gender Studies Program.

Virtual Lecture Series

All sessions are offered in Spanish and English with simultaneous interpretation. 



Friday, April 8  |  14:00 Santiago, Chile time / 2:00pm Eastern US time

La Joven Mistral (1905-1929) / The Young Mistral (1905-1929)

Grínor Rojo
Professor of Modern Chilean Literature and Critical Theory, University of Chile
Director,  Center for Latin American Cultural Studies (CECLA), University of Chile

This lecture will focus on the formative years of the great Chilean poet, which coincide with the writing and publication of Desolación (1922) and with her stay in Mexico, invited by the Minister of Education José Vasconcelos to work on the national plan for the reform of libraries and schools, to implement a national educational system. These years are key in the creation of Mistral as a poet, educator and public intellectual. 



Friday, August 26 | 14:00 Santiago time / 2:00pm Eastern US time

Lecture by Raquel Olea


Friday, September 9 | 14:00 Santiago time / 1:00pm Eastern US time

Lecture by Elizabeth Horan


Friday, October 7 | 14:00 Santiago time / 1:00pm Eastern US time

Lecture by Magda Sepúlveda


Friday, October 14 | 14:00 Santiago time / 1:00pm Eastern US time

Lecture by Licia Fiol-Matta


Friday, November 4 | 14:00 Santiago time / 1:00pm Eastern US time

Lecture by Cristián Opazo


Friday, December 2 | 14:00 Santiago time / 12:00pm Eastern US time

Lecture by Claudia Cabello Hutt