Ensayos impertinentes

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Impertinent for their ability to expose the patriarchal, hegemonic, Eurocentric discourse, Jean Franco’s essays occupy a privileged place in the field of Latin American feminism, gender, and culture. English by birth and adopted daughter of Latin America since 1954, Franco tackles diverse themes such as Sor Juana’s dramatic play, the public figure of Frida Khalo, popular Mexican comics, the complex relationship of Latin American feminism to left-wing movements and many other topics. The author understands that criticism obeys both the intellectual impulse and the demand for justice, and both forces are evident in these pages.


Jean Franco is a professor at Colombia University and is a specialist in Latin American cultural studies. She is also the author of Marcar diferencias, cruzar fronteras, Critical Passions: Selected Essays, and Decadencia y caída de la ciudad letrada.