Join historian and author Suzanne Litrel on a journey to colonial Latin America, where she explores the stories of three extraordinary Spanish-American women. Her discussion will feature the adventures of Catalina de Erauso (1592-1650), the “Lieutenant Nun”; Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695), the first poet and “Phoenix of the Americas,” and La Pola (1795-1817), the “Seamstress Spy” of Bogotá. Wielding weapons of choice—sword, pen, needle–these women cut through their cloistered lives to create previously unimagined new worlds.
Bring a brown bag lunch, invite a friend, and join us for this informative, interesting, and free lecture! Registration is required.
Special notice: This class will be delivered online. You will need access to a computer with an internet connection that remains stable for the duration of the class. Though a chat feature is available, a microphone is preferred. For most productive audio/video participation, a webcam and/or headset are encouraged. Virtual classes may be recorded.
Suzanne Litrel is a historian, author, and educational consultant. She taught high school social studies on Long Island, NY prior to moving with her family to Georgia. She then taught World and Latin American History at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University while earning her Ph.D. in Latin American history (2019). She author of the young adult Jackie Tempo historical fiction series, and co-author of Notable Women of Colonial Latin America (2022), and Notable Women of Modern Latin America (2023). She is currently completing a book on the Dutch challenge for Brazil. For more information see suzannelitrel.com.
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