Writing the Queer Life of Gabriela Mistral / Escribiendo la vida queer de Gabriela Mistral
13:00 Santiago time / 1:00 pm Eastern Time (US)
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.