Instructor: Dr. Alan Bruflat
Presentation: Dec. 6, 2019, 10 – 10:30 a.m.; Niobrara Room, Kanter Student Center
Vicente Riva Palacio, being part of the first generation of multifaceted Mexican intellectuals, was a liberal politician, novelist, journalist, intellectual, and military leader. He was considered one of the main cultivators of the historical and folkloric novel in Latin America. He was one of the most popular personalities in Mexico in the 19th century. His novel Monja y Casada, Virgen, y Mártir became one of his most popular works. In this research paper, two themes will be analyzed: the creation and representation of the female archetype in the work Monja y Casada, Virgen y Mártir by Vicente Riva Palacio; and how the ideology of race in the 19th century and Riva Palacio’s own experience as an African descendant influenced the creation of the characters in this work.
Leslie Linares is the daughter of Oscar Linares Diaz and Maria de Jesus Parra Molina, of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. A 2016 graduate of Elgin Public High School, she is majoring in Spanish with a minor in English and will graduate in December of 2019. She will pursue a master’s degree and plans to teach Latin American Literature at a university in the future.