Latin American Women Writers

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Latin American Women Writers

Spring 2018

Taught By: Juan Decastro

Section: A

CRN: 5736

Credits: 4

While it is customary to read the region’s literature through the works of its internationally celebrated male authors, the fact is that women writers have made equally important contributions to Latin American literature, as well as to the different national and local traditions that constitute it. From Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, whose poetry, plays and letters founded the region’s literary tradition in the 17th century, to current novelists such as Mayra Santos Febres, Samanta Schweblin, or Rita Indiana, women authors have not only penned some of the most relevant works in Spanish, but their works also constitute a rebuke to the region’s patriarchal values and mores. In addition to the previously mentioned writers, authors studied may include Clorinda Matto de Turner, Teresa de la Parra, Silvina Ocampo, Rosario Ferré, María Luisa Bombal, and Elena Garro.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:30pm 6/24/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 200

Date Range: 1/23/2018 - 5/10/2018