Latin America Enters with the Cob / Latinoamérica entra con la mazorca


Location: Zoom



14:00 Santiago time / 1:00pm Eastern US time

Magda Sepúlveda
Professor of Latin American Literature and Coordinator of the Gabriela Mistral Chair, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Author of "Gabriela Mistral: Somos los andinos que fuimos"

This session will interpret the poem "El maíz" (“Corn”), one of the long poems of the “America” section of Mistral's Tala (1938), from the point of view of Latin American laughter described as mockery and disobedience.

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. 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 CulturesInstitute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA), and the Gender Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame.