This funding opportunity will greatly increase my knowledge of the connections between literature and the visual arts as well as deepen my involvement in the field of women's and gender studies. One of the main goals of this project is to conduct intensive research to prepare a cultural biography of Argentinean artist Norah Borges (1901-1998). This painter, book illustrator, and engraver did a number of individual and collective exhibitions, and her works received considerable critical attention in the journals of Argentina and Spain. She was known as a book illustrator of literary journals in Buenos Aires (Proa, Prisma, Martin Fierro), and Spain (Grecia, Ultra, Reflector, Tableros). However, she remains a largely unknown figure in the cultural scene of Buenos Aires, and a comprehensive study of her works and her involvement with the largely male-dominated cultural scene of Argentina remains to be done. I intend my book to address such omissions, by composing a cultural biography that will study the main aspects of Norah Borges' life and her works, and will place biographical information within the context of the cultural scene of Buenos Aires. This project seeks to describe what I call the 'gendered visions' of this woman artist and, as such, it represents a further progression in my interests on how women negotiated their position in the cultural field of Argentina.