History Department
History Department

Gender Symp.: “Writing Sisterhood in the Argentine fin de siglo”

Fri, November 2, 2012 | GAR 1.122

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Julia Bunge
Julia Bunge

The Department of History's Graduate Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality presents:

“Writing Sisterhood in the Argentine fin de siglo

A talk by Joseph M. Pierce, doctoral student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

"The Bunge sisters (Julia and Delfina) each kept a diary, which, as a collective document represents an unparalleled record of the transformation of Buenos Aires from village to cosmopolitan metropolis, the Paris of South America. In this presentation, I analyze their self-life writing, which documents this shifting sociopolitical reality and suggests a new process of subjective individuation at the turn of the century (1880-1910). Their diaries posit mutual subjectivity, sisterhood, as an alternative to the patriarchal family structure that was advocated for by (male) politicians seeking to consolidate Argentine cultural nationalism in a country, it seemed, on the verge of losing its sense of self."

The Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality has been a fixture in Department of History since 2001, offering a forum for graduate students and faculty to present papers and works-in-progress for discussion in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere.

For more information, please contact Program Coordinators Lady Jane Acquah and Cristina Metz

Sponsored by: Graduate Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality, and the Department of History

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