About

Vanesa Miseres is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin American literature, with an emphasis on South America.  Her areas of research are travel writing, war literature, women writers, gender, cultural, and food studies. 

Her first book, Mujeres en tránsito: viaje, identidad y escritura en Sudamérica (1830-1910) received the Honorable Mention for the Victoria Urbano Critical Monograph Prize, awarded annually by the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Miseres is also launching a new book project on Latin American women writing on war, from the Latin American independence period to World War II. 

Thematic Interests

Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin American literature; women writers; 19thcentury women in journalism; travel literature; war literature; food studies; cultural and gender studies

Current Research

South American women travelers/Female representation of war in South America/Influence of foreign travelogues in Andean costumbrismo.

Research Sub-Discipline
Regions

Books

Journal Articles

Miseres, Vanesa. “Transiciones del discurso femenino en La Filosofía Positiva (Buenos Aires, 1898),” Mundo Nuevo. Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos (Universidad Simón Bolívar, forthcoming)
“Las últimas de la fila: representación de las rabonas en la literatura y cultura visual decimonónica,” Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 80 (2015)
“Modelos de viajera: Clorinda Matto de Turner y su Viaje de recreo,” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana 42, 2 (2014)
“Fémina urbe: ciudades europeas en la escritura de mujeres latinoamericanas,” Letras Femeninas 39, 1 (2013)
“Una nación para el norte argentino: viaje y política en La tierra natal de Juana Manuela Gorriti,” Ciberletras 29 (2012)
“On a Republic in Ruins: Flora Tristan’s Peregrinations of a Pariah and the Role of the Rabonas in Nineteenth-Century Peru,” Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas 84 (2012)
“De artesana de la palabra a obrera del pensamiento: Clorinda Matto de Turner y sus reflexiones en torno a la prensa en La Bolsa de Arequipa (1884),” Boletín del Instituto Riva Agüero (BIRA) 35 (2009–2010)

Book Chapters

“Discurso crítico e imaginario de Europa en el Viaje de recreo de Clorinda Matto de Turner” in Sara Beatriz Guardia, ed., Viajeras entre dos mundos (Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados, 2012)
Other Accomplishments & Recognitions
  • Premio Roggiano para la Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, International Institute of Latin American Literature, for best book of Latin American literary criticism published between 2016 and 2017 (2018)
  • Mendel Fellowship, Lilly Library of Indiana University, for book project on Latin American women writing on wars (2017)
  • Global Gateway Faculty Research Award, University of Notre Dame, for book project on Latin American women writing on wars (2017)
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