Austin College Spanish Professor Patrick Duffey will present a lecture on “Recovering Latin American Women’s Writing: The Case of Rosa Arciniega, Peruvian Journalist, Novelist, and Mystical Anarchist in Madrid, 1929-1936,” on Wednesday in the Wright Campus Center’s Mabee Hall at 5 p.m.


The lecture, which is part of the Johnson Center Sabbatical Series, and the preceding 4:30 p.m. reception are free and open to the public.


Duffey will introduce Peruvian journalist Rosa Arciniega, who made her way through the male-dominated cultural scene in Madrid during the 1930s.


“We will explore how she was able to have success in a foreign capital at such a young age,” Duffey said. “And how she rebelled against traditional gender roles and expectations. She created ingenious literary works in an astonishing array of genres — social protest novels, political novels, science fiction, and historical novels. Rosa was a writer and an accomplished airplane pilot and radio broadcaster.”