El Retorno de la Madre Queer / The Return of the Queer Mother

Gabriela Mistral

14:00 Santiago time / 12:00pm Eastern US time

Licia Fiol-Matta
Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
New York University

Professor Fiol-Matta will share the new epilogue she wrote for the translation of her landmark book, A Queer Mother for the Nation, to be published in Chile by Editorial Palinodia. She will discuss Mistral, the icon and the writer, as they have circulated following the publication of Queer Mother in 2002.

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.

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.