Title

Teaching Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz in a Twenty-First Century Classroom: Juana Inés (2016) and Other Visual Technologies through an intersectional lens

Subject Area

Hispanic Women Writers

Abstract

Teaching Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz in a Twenty-First Century Classroom: Juana Inés (2016) and Other Visual Technologies through an intersectional lens

Many representations of Sor Juana exist and persist, given that she is constituently molded into different versions, depending on the time and the critic; she is seen as a theologian, a writer, a woman writer, a nun, a lesbian, asexual, androgynous and as an anomaly. The new Canal Once and Bravo Films television mini-series, bought by Netflix, concerning the life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Juana Inés (2016), presents yet another account of Sor Juana. I will use Juana Inés as an analysis tool and through an intersectional lens will dissect and examine the show for use in an undergraduate classroom. It aired in 2016 and has not yet been included in the extensive list of films and literature pertaining to the life and works of Sor Juana.

Consequently, the new mini-series, Juana Inés will help facilitate classroom discussions and debates in a twenty-first century classroom. Instructors can use Juana Inés as an organizational tool for a semester undergraduate course. Each episode can be used in correspondence with some of Sor Juana’s oeuvre, La respuesta a Sor Filotea de la Cruz and Hombres necios, among other works, as well as with, several key secondary critical texts on Sor Juana, the cloistered life, the baroque era, and colonial Mexico. Each episode in the mini-series is rich with content and can help students learn to critically analyze visual technologies alongside Sor Juana’s literature, critical texts, historical texts, and other visual images.

Brief Bio Note

Maria Schroeder is a Ph.D. student at the University of Kentucky. She is the current president of Sigma Delta Pi (The Spanish Honors Society). She is in her third year at the University of Kentucky and is currently writing her dissertation proposal. Her interests include, the pedagogy of teaching literature to undergraduates, Colonial Mexico, Hispanic Women Writers, and specifically Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

Keywords

Colonial Mexico, pedagogy, Sor Juan Inés de la Cruz, undergraduate teaching, literature, Hispanic Women Writers

Location

Room 210

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

4-6-2018 9:15 AM

Embargo

11-3-2017

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Teaching Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz in a Twenty-First Century Classroom: Juana Inés (2016) and Other Visual Technologies through an intersectional lens

Room 210

Teaching Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz in a Twenty-First Century Classroom: Juana Inés (2016) and Other Visual Technologies through an intersectional lens

Many representations of Sor Juana exist and persist, given that she is constituently molded into different versions, depending on the time and the critic; she is seen as a theologian, a writer, a woman writer, a nun, a lesbian, asexual, androgynous and as an anomaly. The new Canal Once and Bravo Films television mini-series, bought by Netflix, concerning the life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Juana Inés (2016), presents yet another account of Sor Juana. I will use Juana Inés as an analysis tool and through an intersectional lens will dissect and examine the show for use in an undergraduate classroom. It aired in 2016 and has not yet been included in the extensive list of films and literature pertaining to the life and works of Sor Juana.

Consequently, the new mini-series, Juana Inés will help facilitate classroom discussions and debates in a twenty-first century classroom. Instructors can use Juana Inés as an organizational tool for a semester undergraduate course. Each episode can be used in correspondence with some of Sor Juana’s oeuvre, La respuesta a Sor Filotea de la Cruz and Hombres necios, among other works, as well as with, several key secondary critical texts on Sor Juana, the cloistered life, the baroque era, and colonial Mexico. Each episode in the mini-series is rich with content and can help students learn to critically analyze visual technologies alongside Sor Juana’s literature, critical texts, historical texts, and other visual images.