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

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. All sessions are offered in Spanish and English with simultaneous interpretation. Click here for more information about the series.


13:00 Santiago time / 1:00 pm Eastern Time (US)

Elizabeth Horan
Professor of Literature, Arizona State University

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 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.  

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 at the University of Notre Dame.