SPAN 4310

Course Name: 
Latin-American Women Writers from 1900 to present

Study of major Latin American women writers from 1900 to the present—poets, essayists, playwrights, and fiction writers. We will read works by authors of various generations and countries as well as essays on gender theory. Discussion will focus on the literary representation of issues related to gender and culture, with emphasis on how women from various backgrounds have articulated their female experience in societies that establish strong differences between the roles of men and women. Films and other audiovisual materials will be used to illustrate the social and cultural context. Class participation, oral presentation, two exams, several short essays, one research paper.  

María-Inés Lagos
Special NOTE: 
SPAN 3300; SPAN 3430 highly recommended.