TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series
Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program
En cuerpo y alma: Ser mujer en tiempos de Franco
Book Presentation by Aurora Morcillo, FIU
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 6:30 PM | Books & Books | 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for the U.S. launch of the book En cuerpo y alma: Ser mujer en tiempos de Franco. In this searching analysis of the role of gender in Francoist Spain, author Aurora Morcillo discusses the symbolic relationship between the dictatorial rule of Franco and the female body as an allegory of the nation. It details the metaphorical use of sexual imagery in political discourse, beginning with the first period of autocratic rule in the 1940s and ending with the years of “consumerism” and “openness” of the 50s and 60s.
Aurora Morcillo Gómez is professor of history of Spain and gender studies in the Department of History at Florida International University. She was associate director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies between 2003 and 2008. She currently directs the Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program founded by her in 2012 under the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Morcillo is a specialist in history of gender during the dictatorship of Franco, among her most important publications are Cultural and Social Memory of the Spanish Civil War (2014), The Seduction of Modern Spain: The Female Body and the Francoist Body Politic (2010) and True Catholic Womanhood: Gender Ideology in Franco Spain (2000, 2008).
—This event will be presented in Spanish—
Organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain,
FIU Department of History and Books & Books Coral Gables
This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP please click here.
For more information, please call 305-348-7266.
This event has been generously sponsored by TotalBank
and co-sponsored by JW Marriott Miami and Air Europa