How did a mixed-race woman, born into poverty in the remote Andes, whose formal education ended with primary school, become a literary celebrity—and Latin America’s first Nobel Laureate?
Find out when Elizabeth Horan, professor of English at the University of Arizona, presents “Unrepentant Traveler, Accidental Diplomat: Gabriela Mistral, Latin America’s First Nobel Laureate and Feminist Icon.” The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will host the lecture Friday, Sept. 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 309.
Horan, a biographer, will point to the challenges and rewards of researching a figure whose vast network—achieved through travel, correspondence and published writings—made her the most powerful woman in the Spanish-speaking world. Horan will reveal the surprising range and secrets of Mistral’s influence as a symbol of the Americas.
The Case Western Reserve University Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will co-sponsor the event.