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“Breaking the Norms of Género: One-Eyed Homicidal Beauty in Leonor de Meneses’ short novel El desdeñado más firme (1655)

LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series

Event Details

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
12-1 p.m.
This novel, which was published in 1655 under the pseudonym of Laura Marcela, has been read by scholars either as a tale of secondary ranks of an overworked genre (Serrano y Sanz) or a narrative imbued with originality and subversive commentary (Campbell). The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that El desdeñado más firme can be read as a truly subversive project of Meneses, as she breaks both genre and gender norms through the character Lises of Toledo.
Presented by Jenny Jihyun Jeong.