112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Latin American Women and Nineteenth-Century Periodicals

Session Chair: 
Patricia Amezcua, California State University, Long Beach
Session 5: Saturday 8:45-10:15am
RCC Meeting Room 10


  1. Julio Enriquez-Ornelas, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    I intend to explore media technologies in nineteenth century fin de siècle Mexican novels. I will examine, how the relationship between serial novels and “print capitalism” shaped the development of an imagined community in Mexico. 
  2. Lee Skinner, Claremont McKenna College
    Focusing on journals co-edited by Juana Manuela Gorriti, I argue that she and her co-editors created a female-centered literary circle; moreover, I analyze the work of less well-known contributors, who used publication to advance their ideas about gender and nation at a time when traditional ideas about women’s capacities were increasingly coming into question, as were discourses about national identity/ies. 
  3. Dalia Gomez, University of California, Riverside
    This essay examines Soledad Acosta de Samper’s writing trajectory since 1858 as she started writing for two of the most important literary periodicals of Lima, Perú: El mosaico and La biblioteca de señoritas.
  4. Patricia Amezcua, California State University, Long Beach
    La escritora mexicana Laureana Wright de Kleinhans se caracterizó por ser una intelectual independiente, inteligente y visionaria que desde temprana edad mostro  un gran interés por entender y mejorar la situación de la mujer dentro de la sociedad mexicana. En este ensayo demostraré como Laureana Wright de Kleinhans desarrolla una discursiva dentro del espacio público del periodismo para analizar la subjetividad femenina y cuestionar su educación.
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