Viviana Diaz Balsera is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Miami and the author of Calderon y las quimeras de la culpa: alegoria, seduccion y resistencia en cinco autos sacramentales.
"These readings of the Nahuatl Theater of evangelization, the confession manuals, and Mendieta's Historia offer a wealth of fresh and incisive ideas that constitute rich, new scholarship. [It] will make the reader re-think binary stereotypes of writing and performance in colonial Mexico as it reveals how the interaction of Nahua voices with Spanish writing produced radical transformations in both the colonizer and the colonized." "In this excellent book, Viviana Diaz Balsera . . . [reveals] new insights into the friars' interactions with native Nahua cultures."--International Bulletin of Missionary Research In this excellent book, Viviana Diaz Balsera . . . [reveals] new insights into the friars interactions with native Nahua cultures. International Bulletin of Missionary Research"