Latin American Women Writers

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Latin American Women Writers

Spring 2021

Taught By: Juan Decastro

Section: A

CRN: 8809

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 Juana Gorriti, Clorinda Matto de Turner, Teresa de la Parra, Gabriela Mistral, Silvina Ocampo, Rosario Ferré, María Luisa Bombal, and Guadalupe Nettel.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 12:56am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/6/2021