Bird-Soto, Nancy Books

teaches Latin American and US Latino and Latina Literature. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Bird-Soto has published articles about Puerto Rican writer-activist Luisa Capetillo and Chicana playwright Josefina López.

Escritoras PuertorriqueÑas De La Transicion Del Siglo XIX Al Xx: Carmela Eulate Sanjurjo, Ana Roque Y Luisa Capetillo
2009 0-7734-4697-4
This study analyzes representative works by Puerto Rican authors: Carmela Eulate Sanjurjo, Ana Roqué, and Luisa Capetillo, for their treatment of the topic of women. The historical background is the transition associated with 1898, and the conceptual background is that of the roles of women in the Puerto Rican society and nation at the time. In Spanish.

Sara La Obrera Y Otros Cuentos: El Repertorio Femenino De Ana RoquÉ
2009 0-7734-4887-X
This study analyzes the literary importance of the collection of stories entitled Sara la obrera (y otros cuentos) (1895) by Puerto Rican author Ana Roqué. Its primary focus is the concept of ‘woman’ through a repertoire of female characters that, due to its own variety, challenge the uniform aspect embedded in that concept. By underscoring it literary value and including an edition of this text, this book re-inscribes Sara la obrera (y otros cuentos) in the area of Puerto Rican and women’s literature.