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Talk by Dr. Lisa Surwillo, "Gender and the Spanish Empire"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Virtual
Date
Apr 1, 2021   4:00 pm  
Contact
Carolyn Fornoff
E-Mail
cfornoff@illinois.edu
Views
7
Originating Calendar
Spanish and Portuguese Calendar

Dr. Lisa Surwillo is Associate Professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. Her research addresses the questions of property, empire, race and personhood as they are manifested by literary works, especially dramatic literature, dealing with colonial slavery, abolition and Spanish citizenship. Surwillo is the author of The Stages of Property: Copyrighting Theatre in Spain (Toronto 2007), an analysis of the development of copyright and authorship in nineteenth-century Spain and the impact of intellectual property on theater. She is also the author of  Monsters by Trade (Stanford 2014), a study of slave traders in Spanish literature and the role of these colonial mediators in the development of modern Spain.

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