February 16, 2005
Susana Cavallo of Loyola University to lead Spanish-language discussion on Mexican women’s writing
Dr. Susana Cavallo, Professor of Spanish at LoyolaUniversity, Chicago, will lead a discussion at ShimerCollege on February 28 about the short stories of Rosario Castellanos, noted Mexican author. After a brief presentation in Spanish about the representation of Mexican women’s lives in Castellanos’s writing, Dr. Cavallo will discuss Castellanos’s work with audience members. The readings for the discussion are available to those who pre-register for the event.
Cavallo will discuss two stories by Castellanos, “Leccion de cocina” and “Cabecita blanca”, both from the collection, Album de familia, along with an essay entitled “Mujer y su imagen.” Copies of these short stories and the essay are available to those who register for the event. Those who attend Dr. Cavallo’s presentation will be able to pre-register for the next event in the series, scheduled for April 11, and obtain a copy of Borges’s Ficciónes to prepare for this final lecture/discussion.
Dr. Cavallo is a specialist in Hispanic women’s narrative and twentieth-century Hispanic poetry. She is also a poet, translator and composer. Her February 28 lecture, “Rosario Castellanos: La mujer y su imagen” is the third event in ShimerCollege’s four-part "Celebration of Latino Arts/Celebracion de las artes latinas" series. The lecture/discussions are being offered to the Waukegan community by ShimerCollege with the generous support of the Illinois Humanities Council.