Spanish and Portuguese | Women and Hispanic Literature
S470 | 28214 | Professor Olga Impey
HISP-S 470 Women and Hispanic Literature (3 credits) LITERATURE
Prerequisite: For students matriculating prior to Fall 2010: You
must have completed two of the following: S328, S331, S332, S333,
or S334. For students matriculating Fall 2010 or after: You must
have completed one of the following, S328, S331, S332, S333, or
S334; Must have completed one of these S324 or S326 and must have
completed one additional 300-level Spanish course.
This course will explore images and gender roles of Hispanic women
in literary works from the Middle Ages to modern times. Special
attention will be given to the following questions: the imprint of
socio-historical contexts on the portrayal and self-representation
of women; male and female imagination, mysticism, fantasy and
sexuality; acceptance of social conventions, transgression and
defiance; the topography of the unconscious and feminist
consciousness; the power of female voice and writings, etc.
Readings include selected poetry by Juan Rodríguez del Padrón,
Florencia Pinar, Garcilaso de la Vega, Santa Teresa de Jesús, Sor
Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Alfonsina Storni; short stories by Don
Juan Manuel, Miguel de Cervantes, Juan Valera and Isabel Allende; a
sentimental narrative; two novels, by Miguel Delibes and García
Márquez, and essays by Carmen Martín Gaite.
Critical and theoretical material will be drawn from studies by Luce
Irigaray, Judith Butler, Abigail Bray, Elizabeth Grosz, Iris Zavala,
etc. The course will be conducted in Spanish. Students will be
evaluated on the basis of class participation, two 5-page essays, a
summary of a critical article, an oral presentation and a written
HISP-S 470 #28214 11:15A-12:30P TR BH 018 Prof. Olga Impey
Note: This course carries A & H credit.