Margarita de Mayo Izarra

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Margarita de Mayo Izarra
Born(1889-07-20)20 July 1889
Polán, Spain
Died1969 (aged 79–80)
Madrid, Spain
OccupationWriter, teacher, journalist

Margarita de Mayo Izarra (20 July 1889 – 1969) was a Spanish writer, teacher, and journalist.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Margarita de Mayo, after obtaining the title of teacher of Primary Higher Education, taught at a graduate school for girls in Valdepeñas from 1914 to 1918.[1][3]

Beginning in mid-1918 she worked at the secretariat of the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas [es] (JAE), being responsible, from the end of that year until 1924, for teaching in the preparatory section at the Instituto-Escuela [es].[1]

In 1921 she began to study, thanks to scholarships granted to her, in Great Britain, where she obtained a place at King's College for Women in London.[1][3]

In 1924 Mayo was named a pensioner of the JAE to attend Vassar College in New York, where she ended up being a permanent member of the Spanish Department until she retired in 1956.[1][4][5] She also worked for a time as an instructor at the University of Illinois.[6]

Of her work, her journalistic side is the best known. Her beginnings as a journalist took place in the 1930s, when she began to publish in the provincial and limited circulation press, such as El Bien Público, a monarchic newspaper of Mahón, and La Correspondencia Militar [es], Madrid Científico, and Nuevo Mundo [es] of Madrid. She sometimes signed her articles as M. de Mayo Izarra, and in them she tried to familiarize Spanish readers with American cities such as New York and the American way of life.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Lluvia de Hijos: farsa cómica en tres actos (1915)
  • Nuestros prosistas y poetas, Burgos
  • Galdós (selección de textos por Margarita de Mayo), 1922
  • Tradiciones y leyendas de Toledo, Burgos[7]
  • "Planes de trabajo" para la JAE, París, 1925
  • Obras de Benito Pérez Galdós (edición literaria a cargo de Margarita de Mayo), 1935[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Margarita de Mayo Izarra, de Polán a Estados Unidos" [Margarita de Mayo Izarra, from Polán to the United States] (in Spanish). Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Personajes toledanos del siglo XX reviven en una alta institución de la capital" [Toledo Personages of the 20th Century Revived in a High Institution in the Capital]. El Digital CLM (in Spanish). EFE. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Mujeres y Educación: Mayo Izarra, Margarita de" (in Spanish). University of Castilla–La Mancha. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  4. ^ Marín Eced, Teresa (1991). Innovadores de la educación en España: becarios de la junta para ampliación de estudios [Innovators of Education in Spain: Scholarships of the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios] (in Spanish). University of Castilla–La Mancha. p. 233. ISBN 9788477291077. Retrieved 15 August 2018 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Marín Eced, Teresa (1990). La renovación pedagógica en España (1907–1936): los pensionados en pedagogía por la junta para ampliación de estudios [The Pedagogical Renewal in Spain (1907–1936): Pensioners in Pedagogy from the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios] (in Spanish). Spanish National Research Council. p. 246. ISBN 9788400070168. Retrieved 15 August 2018 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Vázquez Ramil, Raquel (1 March 2012). Mujeres y educación en la España Contemporánea: La Institución Libre de Enseñanza y su estela [Women and Education in Contemporary Spain: The Institución Libre de Enseñanza and its Wake] (in Spanish). Ediciones AKAL. ISBN 9788446036425. Retrieved 15 August 2018 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Tradiciones y leyendas de Toledo" (in Spanish). Biblioteca Nacional de España. Retrieved 15 August 2018.