Caribbean and Spanish American Women's Literature

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Caribbean and Spanish American Women's Literature

  • Host University

    Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

  • Location

    Santiago, Dominican Republic

  • Area of Study

    Latin American Studies, Sociology, Women's Studies

  • Language Level

    Intermediate, Advanced

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION

    This course has been designed to provide students the opportunity to become familiar with Spanish American literature written by women, and to enable them to evaluate, from the perspective of genre, the intellectual contribution of women to letters throughout the history of literature. They will study examples from the 19th and 20th centuries, putting greater emphasis on the latter, as well as on contemporary literature.

    OBJECTIVES

    At the end of the course, students will be able to:

    1. Analyze and evaluate the literary expression of Latin American women.
    2. Analyze and evaluate, in a critical and creative way, the causes of discrimination against women manifested in literary works. To obtain a larger consciousness of the vision and conception of women that are present in this literary manifestation.
    3. Discover in literary study a dynamic process in which the cultural reality of Spanish-speaking countries can be known and comprehended.
    4. Evaluate the contributions made by women in the literary field, in the most representative works.
    5. Acquire a positive attitude toward the enjoyment of literary work by women as an expression of the their intellectual work and, at the same time, to identify oneself in the role of gender, with women and with the struggle for their emancipation.

    CONTENTS

    Unit I: Novels.

    1.1 Waslala, de Gioconda Belli (Nicaragua)
    1.2 Como agua para chocolate, de Laura Esquivel (México)
    1.3 Arráncame la vida, de Ángeles Mastreta. (México)

    Unit II: Poetry.

    Sub-theme: Romanticism:

    2.1 Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda. (1814-1873, Cuba)
    2.2 Dolores Veintimilla de Galindo. (1830-1857, Ecuador)
    2.3 Julia Pérez de Motes de Oca. (1839- ?, Cuba)
    2.4 Lola Rodríguez de Tió. (1843-1924, Puerto Rico)
    2.5 Adela Zamurio. (1854-1928, Bolivia)
    2.6 Salomé Ureña de Henríquez. (1850-1897, República Dominicana)
    2.7 María E. Caramillo de Pereyra. (1875-1956, México)
    2.8 Juana de Ibarbourou. (1892-1979, Uruguay)
    2.9 Juana Borrero. (1878-1896, Cuba)

    Unit III: Post-Modernism

    3.1 Gabriela Mistral. (1889-1957, Chile)
    3.2 Delmira Agustini. (1866-1914, Uruguay)
    3.3 Alfonsina Storni. (1892-1938, Chile)
    3.4 Amelia de Del Río. (1896- ?, Puerto Rico)
    3.5 Claudia Lars. (1899-1974, El Salvador)

    Unit IV: New Direction in Contemporary Poetry

    4.1 Aurora Estrada y Ayala de Ramírez. (1901, Ecuador)
    4.2 Dulce María Loinaz. (1901-1997, Cuba)
    4.3 Josefina Plá. (1909-, Paraguay)
    4.4 Clara Silva. (¿1910?, Uruguay)
    4.5 Carmen Toscano. (1910? México)
    4.6 Concha Urquiza. (1910-1945, México)
    4.7 Mirta Aguirre. (1912 -, Cuba)
    4.8 Julia de Burgos. (1914 ? 1958, Puerto Rico)
    4.9 Yolanda Bedregal. (1916 -, Bolivia)
    4.10 Aída Cartagena Portalatín. (República Dominicana)
    4.11 Guadalupe Amor. (1920 - ?, México)
    4.12 Meira del Mar. (1921 -, Colombia)
    4.13 Maruja Vieyra. (1922 -, Colombia)
    4.14 Ida Gramcko. (1925 -, Venezuela)
    4.15 Ida Vitali. (1925 -, Uruguay)
    4.16 Rafaela Chacón Nardi. (1926 -, Cuba)
    4.17 Claribel Alegría. (1924 -, Nicaragua)
    4.18 Rosario Castellanos. (1925-1974, México)
    4.19 Blanca Varela. (1926 - ?, Perú)
    4.20 Alejandra Pizarnik. (1936-1972, Argentina)
    4.21 Raquel Jodoroswky. (1927- Chile)
    4.22 Carmen Natalia. (1939-1976, República Dominicana)
    4.23 Bertalicia Peralta. (1938-, Panamá)
    4.24 Elena Jordana. (1940-, Argentina)
    4.25 Rosario Ferré. (1940-Puerto Rico)
    4.26 Bessy Medina. (1942- , Panamá)
    4.27 Nancy Morejón. (1940 - , Cuba)
    4.28 Cecilia Vicuña. (1948 - , Chile)
    4.29 Gioconda Belly. (1951 - , Nicaragua)
    4.30 Mía Gallegos. (1953 - , Costa Rica)
    4.31 Susana Thenon. (Argentina)
    4.32 Soledad Cruz. (1954 - , Cuba)
    4.33 Carmen Imbert. (1953 - , República Dominicana)

    Unit V: Stories.

    Sub-theme: 5.1. Romantic Stories of the 19th Century

    5.1.1 Florinda Matto de Turner. (1852 -1909, Perú)
    5.1.2 Virginia Elena Ortea. (1866 -1903, República Dominicana)
    5.1.3 Carlota Salado de Peña. (1879-1960, República Dominicana)

    Sub-them: 5.2 Romantic Stories of the 20th Century

    5.2.1 Carmen Lira. (1888-1951, Costa Rica)
    5.2.2 Lydia Cabrera. (1900 - , Cuba)
    5.2.3 Silvina Ocampo. (1906-1993, Argentina)
    5.2.4 María Luisa Bombal. (1910-1980, Chile)
    5.2.5 Hilma Contreras. (1913 - , República Dominicana)
    5.2.6 Aída Cartagena Portalatín. (República Dominicana)
    5.2.7 Elena Garro. (1920, México)
    5.2.8 Rosario Castellanos. (1925-1974, México)
    5.2.9 Martha Traba. (1930-19833, Argentina y Colombia)
    5.2.10 Carmen Naranjo. (1931, Costa Rica)
    5.2.11 Elena Poniatowska. (1933, México)
    5.2.12 Luisa Valenzuela. (1938, Argentina)
    5.2.13 Rosario Ferré. (1938, Puerto Rico)
    5.2.14 Teresa Porzecanski. (1945, Uruguay)
    5.2.15 Violeta Luna. (1943, Ecuador)
    5.2.16 Liliana Heker. (1945, Argentina)
    5.2.17 Rima de Vallbona. (Costa Rica)
    5.2.18 Angeles Mastretta. (1949, México)
    5.2.19 Magaly García Ramis. (1946, Puerto Rico)
    5.2.20 Carmen Lugo Fillippi. (1940, Puerto Rico)
    5.2.21 Cristina Peri Rosi. (1941, Uruguay)
    5.2.22 Ana Lydia Vega. (1946, Puerto Rico)
    5.2.23 Lourdes Vásquez. (1949, Puerto Rico)
    5.2.24 Carmen Imbert. (1953, República Dominicana)
    5.2.25 Marilyn Bobes. (1955, Cuba)
    5.2.26 Guadalupe Loaeza. (México)
    5.2.27 Sara de Irrizarri. (1957, Puerto Rico)
    5.2.28 Ingrid Cruz Bonilla. (1968, Puerto Rico)
    5.2.29 Mélida García. (República Dominicana)
    5.2.30 Aminta Buenaño. (Ecuador)

    Unit 6: Essays

    6.1 Luisitania Martínez. (República Dominicana)
    6.2 Carmen Imbert Brugal. (República Dominicana)
    6.3 Rosario Ferré. (Puerto Rico)
    6.4 Silvia Di Franco. (República Dominicana)

    EVALUATION:

    Analysis (4 stories): 30%
    Analysis (poetry): 10%
    1st Partial (1 novel): 15%
    2nd Partial (1 long story): 15%
    Final exam: 25%
    Participation: 5%
    Total: 100%

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:

    Caillet, J. (1965) Antología de la poesía hispanoamericana. Madrid, España: Editorial Aguilar, S. A.

    Cocco de Filippis, D. (1992) Antología de Cuentos escrito por mujeres dominicanas. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Editora Taller.

    Erro-Orthmann, N. (1990) La Escritora Hispánica. Miami, Florida: Ediciones Universal.

    García Camberro, F. (1976) Hacia una crítica literaria latinoamericana. Colección de Estudios Latinoamericanos. Argentina: Graciela Maturo.

    González, P. y Ortega, E. (1984) La sartén por el mango. Puerto Rico: Ediciones Huracán.

    Reisz, S. (1996) Voces sexuadas. Género y poesía en hispanoamérica. España: Asociación Española de Estudios Hispanoamericanos. Ediciones de la Universidad de Lleida.

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