Women in Latin America (SPA4256.01)

Jonathan Pitcher

Latin American feminism is conventionally read like any other form of feminism, as an absence attempting to become present. Pivoting around a selection of short stories by the likes of the Ocampos, Bombal, Garro, Valenzuela, Poniatowska, Peri Rossi, MenchĂș, Allende, and Schweblin, along with criticism and political contextualization, we will discuss such conventional readings, comparing different responses to superstructural power within Latin America while also asking whether more general, pan-American points can or should be made. Discussions and presentations will be conducted in Spanish, appropriate to the high intermediate level. Some background reading may be conducted in English.

Prerequisites: 4 terms of Spanish, or permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
M 4:10pm-6:00pm;Th 4:10pm-6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
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