Overall, the plan here is to identify (and, where possible, make available online) those elements of Hunger's Brides that:
- build on discrete items of scholarship (the work of Mario Lavista, for example, on Sor Juana and music)
- synthesize and dramatize broader questions (for instance, the circumstances surrounding the publication of the Carta Atenagórica)
- bring in research not necessarily connected to Sor Juana, but pertinent in some sense or other (Kathleen Myers on Sor María de San José, Sor Juana's contemporary in Puebla, for example, or on the trials and persecutions of the beatas)
- develop speculative connections (such as a speculative link connecting the Apelles of the Carta de Sor Philotea to the Jesuit scientist Scheiner, a spurned admirer of Galileo).
- General interest reading groups: soon.
- Academic: Anderson hopes to interest scholars in collaborating on the development of study guides appropriate to an undergraduate audience.
- We're still looking for the right blog software at the right price, and will probably not bring this online until the author begins touring to the U.S., U.K., and Germany in the fall of 2005.