June 5, 2023 - 4:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Patriarchy, Misogyny, & Politics in the Age of Revolutions
Mónica Ricketts (Ph.D., Harvard University) is an associate professor of history at Temple University where she also serves as director of Latin American studies. She specializes in the intellectual, political, and cultural history of the late Spanish empire. She has published Who Should Rule? Men of Arms, the Republic of Letters, and the Fall of the Spanish Empire (Oxford University Press, 2017) and articles on Spanish liberalism, militarism in the Bourbon era, the struggles of the lettered in the viceroyalty of Peru, and the intersection of gender and politics in the Spanish empire. She is currently working on a history of the theater in the late viceroyalty of Peru.
The Return of the Repressed: Gendered/Racialized Iconography of Resistance in Contemporary Cuban Art
Elzbieta Sklodowska (Ph.D., Washington University) is a Randolph Family Professor of Spanish at Washington University in Saint Louis. She has published widely on cross-disciplinary topics pertaining to Latin America and the Caribbean, including books on parody, testimonio, and relations between Cuba and Haiti. She is the author of Invento luego resisto: El Período Especial en Cuba como experiencia y metáfora (1990-2015) and co-editor, with Mabel Cuesta, of Lecturas atentas. Visita desde la ficción y la crítica a veinte narradoras cubanas contemporáneas (2019). Currently, she is at work on Alternative Lineages: Contemporary Cuban Women Writers and Artists and engaged in several projects related to the material, aesthetic, and symbolic legacies of the Caribbean sugar plantation.
Moderator: Jerry Carlson, City College/The Graduate Center, CUNY
Organizer: Araceli Tinajero, City College/The Graduate Center, CUNY
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