70 years ago the National Prize for Literature was awarded to Gabriela Mistral. An acknowledgment no less late, considering that she was a Nobel Prize winner before being a National Prize, recognized outside of Chile rather than in her country.
She has been the quintessential teacher, the maternal figure who sings and teaches children, the traveling diplomat; and has also been a citizen with political opinion. It is in this dimension that the third cycle of the “Culture in Law” Program of the Law School of the University of Chile wants to be dedicated to it. This cycle was started two years ago, seeking to highlight important cultural figures through different activities: the first year, 2019, was dedicated to the French writer Albert Camus and the following year, 2020, to the Chilean poet José Domingo Gómez Rojas.
This year Gabriela Mistral has been the figure to whom this cycle of activities has been dedicated. Remembering the 70th anniversary of the awarding of the National Literature Prize, he has tried to show his citizen vision, his imprint and his political gaze, manifested both in his poetry and in his prose, how it manifested itself in issues such as Andean identity and how his politics was expressed in his writings, as well as its resignification by current generations.
There will be two activities, both virtual: a panel entitled “Gabriela Mistral, her citizen gaze”, which will take place on Wednesday, November 17 at 2:30 p.m., in which prominent and prominent scholars of Gabriela Mistral’s work will participate. : Elizabeth Horan, academic at Arizona State University; Jaime Quezada, poet, essayist and literary critic; Magda Sepúlveda, academic at the Catholic University of Chile and Soledad Falabella, academic at the University of Chile. The panel will be opened by the dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Pablo Ruiz-Tagle, and moderated by the academic from the same Faculty, Professor Ana Lya Uriarte.
On Friday, November 19, at 1:30 p.m., there will be a reading of poems and prose by Gabriela Mistral in the voices of the actor Pedro Vicuña and the actress Andrea Lihn.
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with telematic activities the 70 years of the Nobel Prize for Gabriela Mistral are commemorated «Diario y Radio Universidad Chile