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ERIC Number: EJ919714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
The Queen's Two Bodies: Sor Juana and New Spain's Vicereines
Thomas, George Anthony
Hispania, v92 n3 p417-429 Sep 2009
The work of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz contains many examples of positive representations of the Queens of Spain and the Vicereines of New Spain. These poetic portraits serve to counter the primarily misogynistic portrayals of ruling women of the seventeenth century. Most importantly, Sor Juana increased the visibility of the vicereine in colonial society and described her as a representation of the Queen of Spain's body in colonial Mexico. Sor Juana actively advocated a more participatory role for the Vicereines, and consequently for women in general, in the public sphere of governance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Spain