Casting sor juana as a dissenter reaffirms the liberal slant dominant in feminist theory this type of reading tends to occlude two important indeed the neuter that sor juana wielded in many of her writings has become a cornerstone of gender analysis of these texts, creating a bit of gender trouble. Sor juana was still fairly young, by today's standards, but the constant pressure and exposure to her sister's husbands, coupled with the critique took form of an ostensibly-private letter between juana and a so-called sor filotea in reality, filotea was fernandez de santa cruz, incognito via pseudonym. Sor juana's living quarters brimmed with maps, books, mathematical and scientific instruments, gems, and rare art objects her erudite poems, plays, and essays reference pre-columbian mexico and greek philosophy and employ fierce rhetoric she also read her contemporaries, including miguel de. Sor juana essaysthroughout history, women have been forced into a subservient role, forced to abandon their own self-interest for the interest of men confined to the private sector of social life, women have had two choices, to follow the path of marriage or the path of serving their god.
Portrait of sor juana ines de la cruz artist: miguel cabrera date: 1750 ce country: mexico medium: oil on canvas interpretation: juana is positioned switches from depictions of religion to depictions of philosophy influenced by caravaggio, but modern subject matter looking past the universe as a. Sor juana responded with her famous letter simply named respuesta (meaning reply or response), which passionately and cleverly defended her thirst for learning in the letter, she recounts her intellectual history, and defends her own and all women's right to education. The conference on sor juana was held at cal state university, los angeles, and i attended the first session bright and early the opening act was enjoyable because a spanish literature professor recreated a scene that went hand in hand with a portrait of sor juana this scene showed juana in.
Chapter 1 reads sor juana's 'letras sagradas en la solemnidad de la profesión de una religiosa' as a 'convent epithalamium' or wedding poem (nuns becoming 'brides of christ' when tracing biographical and rhetorical parallels, thomas sees horace as sor juana's principal influence in this imperial mode. Sor juana inés de la cruz, osh (english: sister joan agnes of the cross 12 november 1648 - 17 april 1695), was a self-taught scholar and student of scientific thought, philosopher, composer. Sor juana sought to unveil the mysteries of christ obviously the most difficult part was how to make the invisible visible she attempted to achieve this through allegory, myth, and metaphor her intent was didacticism through entertainment, and even her secular plays reveal the influence of religious drama.
Sor juana was a nun who, through her confined cloister, produced works of literature and theology that are now part of both the mexican and catholic cannon de erauso on the hand roamed free, she abandoned her religious life and instead took up the garb of a man and set out for the new world. Convent life afforded sor juana her own apartment, time to study and write, and the opportunity to teach music and drama to the girls in santa paula's sor juana's success in the colonial milieu and her enduring significance are due at least in part to her mastery of the full range of poetic forms and. Although juana demonstrated unusual abilities from a young age, her beginnings wouldn't initially suggest great potential today, sor juana continues to be studied and her prolific writings continue to inspire others as witnessed by the late nobel prize winner octavio paz' book on sor juana's life. Sor juana ines de la cruz's upbringing greatly influenced her character in 1648, juana was born illegitimately in the town of san miguel de nepantla the influence of sor juana and catalina de erauso on colonial latin american society - colonial latin american society in the seventeenth. The seventeenth-century poet sor juana inés de la cruz may not for many of you be the most well-known writer on the introduction to hispanic texts course, and perhaps only a few of you will have thought of choosing her as as a writer to work on in supervisions so, in this lecture, i hope to show you.
Juana inés de la cruz, a powerful feminist nun involved in a forbidden love affair with a woman, faces oppression in 17th-century mexico juana inés navigates the emotionally charged world of royalty and religion as a bright young the vicereine takes sor juana's writing to be published in spain. Sor juana responded with stunning self-defense she defended the right of all women to attain knowledge and famously wrote (echoing a poet and a catholic saint), one can perfectly well philosophize while cooking supper, justifying her study of secular topics as necessary to. Sor juana subsequently defended herself in a lengthy reply (respuesta) that challenged the foundations of the society in which she lived her 1695 response to the bishop set off a struggle that highlighted not only divisions between the sexes, but also those within the church, and between the.
Sor juana's work caught the attention of church officials and political leaders alike her work was highly controversial, so much so that it might be considered as such in modern times in a poem titled redondilla 92 sor juana calls out the inconsistency of men who seek pleasure in women. Juana inés, is a mexican television series co-produced by canal once and bravo films the series is created by patricia arriaga jordán, based on the life and work of sor juana inés de la cruz the series consists of seven episodes and one season.
Sor juana's two most important essays show the overwhelming influence of scholasticism some thoughts on the philosophy of sor 2 if one were to argue in favor of direct influence he was clearly mistaken in his interpretation of sor juana's philosophical sources argued that one. Historical memory and influence statue of sor juana inés in madrid, españa sor juana was a famous and controversial figure in the seventeenth century whether or not the medallion is sor juana's, the incident sparked discussions about sor juana and abuse of official power in mexico[36. Sor juana wears the habit of her religious order, the jeronymites she also wears an escudo de monja, or nun's badge, on her chest underneath her chin escudos de monja were often painted, occasionally woven, and they usually displayed the virgin mary sor juana's escudo shows the annunciation, the. Sor juana inés de la cruz nació en un pueblo de méxico en 1651 y falleció en la capital de dicho país en 1695 se destacó como una de las best poem of sor juana ines de la cruz you men (español) hombres necios que acusáis a la mujer sin razón, sin ver que sois la ocasión de lo mismo que culpáis.