Writing Women's Bodies: Gender and Sexuality in Latin America|
We will explore the work of the novelists Diamela Eltit (Chile), Cristina Peri Rossi (Uruguay), and Samantha Schweblin (Argentina), among the most intriguing and innovative contemporary Latin American writers. We will discuss a variety of themes such as love, sexual desire, friendship, the body, violence, and ecology. In particular, we examine the relationship between language and gender formation and explore what it means to perform feminist readings.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
1. Course Reader (purchased through Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore)
2. María de Zayas, Novelas ejemplares y amorosas & Desengaños amorosos. Ed. Sara Colburn Alsop. LinguaText (European Masterpieces / Cervantes & Co.), 2008. ISBN: 978-1-58977-057-7.
3. Lope de Vega, Fuenteovejuna. Ed. Matthew A. Wyszynski. European Masterpieces / Cervantes & Co., 2003. ISBN 1-58977-008-0.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short (3-5 pp.) papers, one short oral presentation (3-5pp. or 5-10 minutes), and one longer final paper (7-10 pp.) constitute 70% of the grade. Preparation for class (including regular short response papers), attendance, and informed participation count for the other 30%.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN239 is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221 with a B- or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before pre-registering. Readings, written assignments, and class discussion will be in Spanish. Reading and writing are the best ways for adult learners to improve their spoken Spanish. You will therefore improve all of your language skills in this course.
|Instructor(s): Diaz,Carolina Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: RLANB2; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 8||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 1|
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