Includes bibliographical references (p. -129) and index.
Introduction: occasional nun: Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz, early modern women's poetry, and the occasional mode -- The wedding preacher: celebrating the brides of Christ -- The poet of empire: imperial ceremony and Imitatio Horati -- The chronicler of self: flattery will get you somewhere -- The court advisor: queenship and kingship in occasional works -- Conclusion: the political aesthetics of Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz -- Appendix I: Sor Juana's occasional works.
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