Category Archives: Science and Medicine

Maternity and Madrid: Gendered Spaces in La rampa (1917)

I have officially decided that September is the fastest-moving, shortest month of the (academic) year. It flies by quicker than winter break. One day you are rather calmly introducing the course syllabus and getting to know new students… the next … Continue reading

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Pedro Almodovar’s “La piel que habito”: Science and Technology as Postmodern Mediums

I feel very lucky to have been able to spend the month of June in Spain, first in Madrid for nearly 3 weeks (with a day trip to Segovia), then in Santiago de Compostela for a few days during a … Continue reading

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The Red Virgin: Motherhood and Power Dynamics

“I shall do as you request, and tell you everything about myself […] You may like me, but I am not alive.” –Hildegarte, played by Ivana Baquero in The Red Virgin “I will do as you ask and tell you … Continue reading

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Pretty Women Use Birth Control – my guest post at Nursing Clio

I’m very excited to have written a guest post for one of my favorite blogs, Nursing Clio. For this piece, I re-visited my very first blog post in which I critiqued, with a sort of “literary analysis” approach, the function … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Medicine

If you’re interested in the history of gender and medicine, check out the Nursing Clio blog. Written by several historians, the excellent articles tie historical scholarship to present-day political, social, and cultural issues surrounding gender and medicine (per mission statement). … Continue reading

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Assassination of the Modern Woman: Hildegart and Aurora Rodríguez

UPDATE: April 7, 2014 – I assigned the film and podcast in my Spanish literature seminar this semester; read about my lesson plans and student responses here. This week I found an excellent short film on the murder of the … Continue reading

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The Silent Woman: Use Birth Control, Stay Attractive

UPDATE: April 2014 – I expanded upon this post and the historical background of the Disney film for my guest post over at Nursing Clio. Check out the lengthier version here. I recently came across this amazing vintage video on … Continue reading

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