'The Answer/La Respuesta'

The Story of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Due to issues tied to Hurricane Sandy, this program has been canceled for Wednesday, Oct. 31.
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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648/51-1695), a Mexican nun, was a brilliant poet, playwright, and essayist whose persistent defense of the intellectual rights of women brought her increasingly into conflict with church officials, who repeated tried to silence her. Sor Juana died while taking care of her sister nuns during a plague in April 1695.

Electa_ArenalElecta Arenal, professor emerita of Hispanic and women's studies (City University of New York), is a translator and specialist in Hispanic monastic women's culture. Listed in Feminists Who Changed America, Arenal's fourth co-authored book, an illustrated, critical edition of Sor Juana's Neptuno alegórico, is forthcoming from Editorial Cátedra, in Spain. 

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., as Ms. Arenal discusses Sor Juana and The Answer/La Respuesta.