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The Center for the Study of Women and Society and the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance present “Women and Blackness in Early Modern Iberia” by Cornesha Tweede.
In this talk, Cornesha Tweede will explore the subjectivity and agency of black African women on the Iberian Peninsula during the Renaissance. This talk will focus on María de Zayas’s literary archive of Blackness. The presentation will argue that black African women literary characters play a major role as they function as subjects who wield agency within the shaping of the plot and direction of the prose narrative’s storyline.
Cornesha Tweede is a Ph.D. candidate in Romance Languages at the University of Oregon where she specializes in Lusophone African and Spanish Literature. Her interests are Blackness, race, gender, postcoloniality, and the place of Africa in early modern cultural studies. Her research interests invites us to embrace the legacy of Blackness on the Iberian Peninsula, and to address the ways in which it has been suppressed within conventional, canonical scholarship, criticism and pedagogy of the early modern period. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Spanish Language, Literature and Linguistics.
Co-sponsored with the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance (SSWR) and the CUNY Academy for Humanities and Sciences.
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