SPAN 4620

Course Name: 
Hispanic Women Writers

This course will explore texts written by women in Spanish from the late Middle Ages to 1800.  The unifying theme will be the creation of feminist consciousness. Among the issues we will consider are how women claimed the authority to write or teach during periods when these activities were discouraged; female monasticism and mysticism and their relationship to self-actualization; the means by which women writers emulated, rejected or appropriated male-authored literary models; the development of a separate feminine literary tradition; Enlightenment feminism; and women’s awareness of gender roles as historically constructed. The course will be conducted in Spanish (see prerequisites).

Special NOTE: 
Spanish 3300 (or equivalent experience); highly recommended: at least one other literature or culture courses in Spanish at 3000 or 4000 level.