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COHEN IMACH, Victoria. Looking into the cloister: About the conventual aspects of the work of Juana Manuela Gorriti. Andes [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.1. ISSN 1668-8090.

In the narrative and in certain letters by Juana Manuela Gorriti (Salta, 1816?- Buenos Aires, 1892), there are feminine figures that go towards the religious life or feminine figures can be related to different forms of religious life: cloistered nuns, donadas, beatas, and those who integrate active life congregations, a style typical of the 19th Century. Focusing on the aspects of the monastic domain (to which the two first forms belong) offered by her texts, this paper considers the meanings that seem to arise from this aspect. To understand this it is necessary to take into account the situation of cloisters and their representations in that century in some of the contexts where the author lives, which become the setting of the episodes related to her writing (Salta, Bolivia, Perú), and also in the context which operates only in the second direction (Chile, probably Santiago), as well as Gorriti's own sensitivity and ideas regarding such domain. The main purpose of this paper is to offer an articulated overview of the subject and to state, in a synthetic way, some lines of its construction in the corpus.

Palabras clave : Juana Manuela Gorriti; 19th Century female conventual life; Nuns.

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