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587. You Will Know Them by Their Shoes: Footwear in the Cultural Production of the Early Modern Hispanic

Saturday, 7 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Jefferson, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: John Beusterien, Texas Tech Univ.

1. "The Balcony of the Chapín; or, The Vain Architecture of Shoes in Early Modern Spain," María M. Carrión, Emory Univ.

2. "Lección de llevar chapines: Gender Performance and Footwear in Guillén de Castro's La fuerza de la costumbre," Harry Vélez-Quiñones, Univ. of Puget Sound

3. "Escalando peldaños: Feminine Shoes and Social Mobility in Colonial Peru," Sara Vicuna Guengerich, Texas Tech Univ.

4. "Virillas de chapines: Accessorizing the Nation in Seventeenth-Century Spain," Noelia Sol Cirnigliaro, Dartmouth Coll.

For abstracts, write to after 1 Dec.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • Spanish Literature – Before 1700

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