Marjorie Agosin: “Gender & Sexuality in the Work of Gabriela Mistral”

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Marjorie Agosin: “Gender & Sexuality in the Work of Gabriela Mistral”

May 18, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

| Humanities 1, Room 210 | Free

Marjorie Agosin is the Luella La Mer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies and Professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. Professor Agosin’s poetry is inspired by social justice and the dedicated to the remembrance and memorialization of traumatic historical events in the Americas and in European holocaust. As a Chilean-American of Jewish heritage Agosin’s poetry enshrines women’s human rights. As a literary scholar she has published work on Pablo Neruda, María Luisa Bombal, and Gabriela Mistral. She is especially well known for preserving and celebrating Chilean “arpilleras” the resistance quilts made by work addresses the role of women during the Pinochet dictatorship. Some of these will be on display during the poetry reading.


May 18th: Presentation
Marjorie Agosin: Gender & Sexuality in the Work of Gabriela Mistral

May 19th: A Poetry Reading
“Translating the Soul: Meditations on Poetry”

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May 18, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies


Humanities 1, Room 210
Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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