Feminist War Journalism in Latin America

When and Where

Thursday, April 13, 2023 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
VC 102
Victoria College
91 Charles St. West, second floor


Vanesa Miseres


We are delighted to welcome professor Vanesa Miseres for a visit to our department. Join us for the first of two events during her time in Toronto.

About the Workshop
This workshop aims to provide graduate students with insights into access to literary archives on feminist war journalism in Latin America and the latest thematic trends in Global South Women’s Studies. Among the many topics available for discussion are the responses to 20th century European fascist regimes by Latin American women writers, South American feminist war literature, and the emergence of a gendered americanismo in the Western World.

About the Presenter
Vanesa Miseres is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame and an award-winning academic writer. She specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin American literature, with an emphasis on South America.  Her areas of research are travel writing, war literature, women writers, gender, cultural, and food studies.  Her work has appeared in academic journals such as ChasquiMLNLetras FemeninasRevista de Estudios HispánicosArizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural StudiesLARRRevista Hispánica Moderna, among others.
Her first book, Mujeres en tránsito: viaje, identidad y escritura en Sudamérica (1830-1910) won the 2018 Alfredo Roggiano Prize for Latin American Literary Criticism (IILI) and also received Honorable Mention for the Victoria Urbano Critical Monograph Prize by the Association of Gender & Sexuality Studies (formerly AILCFH). Professor Miseres received the 2022 LARR–University of Florida Article Award for her article “Materiales de viaje: La función de los objetos en las fotografías, ensayos y diario personal de Alice Dixon Le Plongeon en Yucatán” published in LARR (Latin American Research Review) volume 56, the interdisciplinary journal by LASA (Latin American Studies Association).


Please note: To register, please email Claudia Vazquez-Caicedo to the email address found below.

Contact Information


Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Northrop Frye Centre, Women & Gender Studies Institute


91 Charles St. West, second floor