The depictions of war mothers are the touchstone for gender debates and political tensions of any given period in history. In nineteenth-century Latin America, mothers became national icons and were the center of many visual and literary representations of war, at a time when the newly formed nations restricted citizenship to men from the criollo… Read more →
Vanesa Miseres is Associate Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin American literature, with an emphasis on travel writing, war literature, women writers, gender, cultural, and food studies. She is the author of “Mujeres en tránsito: viaje, identidad y escritura en Sudamérica (1830-1910)” (2017). Miseres is currently finishing a manuscript on Latin American women’s war writing and feminism and prepares a study on gender and scientific knowledge in the nineteenth century.