College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Lecture by Lee Skinner of Claremont McKenna College

The Angel of the House: Representations of Domesticity in 19th Century Latin America

Oct 27, 2016 4:00 PM to Oct 27, 2016 5:00 PM at BSC Andromeda

Professor Lee Skinner, a specialist in the Latin American novel, will speak on representations of domesticity, the angel in the house, and motherhood in newspaper essays by men and women as well as in stories by Juana Manuela Gorriti and Soledad Acosta de Samper and the novel El Zarco by Ignacio Manuel Altamirano.

Professor Lee Skinner     

Prof. Skinner is Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Claremont McKenna College. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century Spanish American narrative and essay, with a specific emphasis on gender, race, class, regionalism, and nationalism. Her new book, Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850-1910 (University Press of Florida, 2016), argues that Spanish-American intellectuals took advantage of the discursive nature of modernity to advance their agendas about gender, the roles of men and women in the family and the public sphere, and national consolidation.