Writing Women's Bodies: Gender and Sexuality in Latin America|
Spring 2023 not offered
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)
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Bombal, María Luisa. LA ÚLTIMA NIEBLA. Seix Barral, 2005 (ISBN: 8432210889).
Peri Rossi, Cristina. LA NAVE DE LOS LOCOS. 1984 (ISBN: 978-8432230646).
Eltit, Diamela. IMPUESTO A LA CARNE. Eterna Cadencia, 2010 (ISBN: 978-9871673261).
Eltit, Diamela. FUERZAS ESPECIALES. Editorial Periférica, 2015 (ISBN: 978-8416291052).
Fernández, Nona. CHILEAN ELECTRIC. Editorial Minúscula, 2018 (ISBN: 978-8494836619).
Schweblin, Samanta. DISTANCIA DE RESCATE. Random House Mondadori, 2015 (ISBN: 978-8439729488).
Schweblin, Samanta. PÁJAROS EN LA BOCA. Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial Argentina, 2015 (ISBN 9788439733652).
|Examinations and Assignments: |
3 essays of four-five pages in addition to short (up to one-page) reaction papers for each class.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN 293 is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221 or the equivalent with a B- or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before pre-registering. 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.
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