Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, attributed to Juan de Miranda. José Luis Filpo Cabana/ Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

She was the Spanish empire’s most widely published poet of her time, and her work has survived until today, but not her own thoughts about much of her life. Consequently, her life, and her very complex poetry, has been really subject to interpretation.

Tracy's Research:

  • Arenal, Electa and Amanda Powell. “A Life Without and Within: Juana Ramírez / Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648/51-1695).” Women's Studies Quarterly. Vol. 21, No. ½. Via JSTOR.
  • Bokser, Julie A. “Sor Juana's Rhetoric of Silence.” Rhetoric Review, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2006). Via JSTOR.
  • Fuller, Amy. “A Mexican Martyr.” History Today. 9/28/2015.
  • Inés de la Cruz, Sor Juana. “Answer by the poet to the most illustrious Sister Filotea de la Cruz.” Translated by William Little. 2008.
  • Johnson, Julie Greer. “Humor in Spain's American Colonies: The Case of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.” Studies in American Humor, New Series 3, No. 7, Special Issue: Humor andEthnicity in the Americas (2000). Via JSTOR.
  • Kantaris, Geoffrey. “Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Juana Ramírez de Asbaje).” Lecture for Part I SP1: Introduction to the Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Spanish-speaking World. University of Cambridge.
  • Mendoza, Breny. “Juxtaposing Lives: Mary Wollstonecraft and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.” Women's Studies Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 3/4, Activisms (Fall - Winter, 2007).
  • Merrim, Stephanie. “Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.” Encyclopædia Britannica. 6/12/2019.
  • Patterson, Charles. “Jesuit Neo-Scholasticism and ‘Criollo’ Consciousness in Sor Juana's ‘El mártir delsacramento, San Hermenegildo.’” Hispania, Vol. 96, No. 3 (September 2013). Via JSTOR.
  • Paz, Octavio. “Sor Juana, Or, The Traps of Faith.” The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 1988.
  • Perry, Elizabeth. “Sor Juana Fecit: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Art of Miniature Painting.” Early Modern Women, Vol. 7 (Fall 2012).
  • Piepke, Susan L. “Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz.” Magill’s Survey of World Literature, Revised Edition, Jan. 2009, pp. 1–5. EBSCOhost,
  • “Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.”
  • Prendergast, Ryan. “Constructing an Icon: The Self-Referentiality and Framing of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Fall - Winter, 2007). Via JSTOR.
  • Royer, Fanchon. “Tenth Muse: An Essay in Commemoration of the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Sor Juana Inés.” The Americas, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Oct., 1951), pp. 143-178. Via JSTOR.
  • Villela, Khristaan D. “The Tenth Muse of Mexico: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.” Santa Fe New Mexican. 10/16/2015.

Topics in this Podcast: 17th century, LGBTQIA history, nuns, poets, poetry, Spanish Golden Age, Central American history, Mexican history, mexico