In Inca and Española: Self-Fashioning of Indigenous Noblewomen in Colonial Mexico and Peru, Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, PhD, will focus on documents produced by women of the colonial Inca elite. She will analyze narratives of identification by means of self-fashioning and re-fashioning of women as subjects in control of their social roles, finances, and writings.
This presentation aims to examine the construction of women’s (self)-representations where topics such as ethnic pride, social mobility, and genealogy converged in their contact with practices of the lettered city in Mexico and Peru (1550-1810).
Rocío Quispe-Agnoli is a professor in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University, where she researches colonial literature with an emphasis on Indigenous writers and women’s studies and their prevalence in historical narratives until the present. She is the author of La fe andina en la escritura: identidad y resistencia en la obra de Guamán Poma (2006), Nobles de papel (2016), and coeditor of Women’s Voices and Textual Agency in Latin America, 1500-1799 (2017).