Nicole Hughes' Article Published in Colonial Latin American Review

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Colonial Latin American Review published Nicole Hughes' article, “Set in Stone: Jesuit Martyrdom at Land and Sea in Sixteenth-Century Brazil” in July of 2023. This piece explores how Jesuit missionaries in Brazil wanted adversaries to slay them in odium fidei (in hatred of the faith), a traditional requirement for martyrdom. The article argues that while the Soldiers of Christ found that their evangelical work remained on land, the sea’s narrative tropes suited the requirements for martyrdom best. To construct their case for Jesuit martyrs in Brazil, they subverted an age-old poetic landscape and constructed a fluid literary cartography.