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Molly Borowitz

Department of Spanish and Portuguese


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Molly Borowitz is an assistant professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University. She works on spiritual and political subjecthood in early modern Spain and Spanish America, and on the relationship between sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature and twentieth- and twenty-first-century critical theory. Her interests include subject formation in the Baroque and colonial contexts; discursive representations of affective, mystical, and other forms of interior experience; aesthetic and cultural reflections of early capitalism; and the emergence of the modern state. She is currently writing her first book on spiritual subjecthood and institutional legibility in sixteenth-century Spain and Peru, and has published recently on rhetorical strategies in the writing of St. Teresa of Ávila.

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