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Great Mexican Women Writers

Course Description: In this engaging cultural immersion course, students will become familiar with the biographies and works of some of the most celebrated women writers in Mexican literature, from the extraordinary 17th century poet and scholar Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to renowned contemporary authors such as Elena Garro, Rosario Castellanos, Inés Arredondo, Elena Poniatowska, Guadalupe Dueñas, and Amparo Dávila. We will explore the emergence and impact of these distinguished writers and analyze representative selections of their works including short stories, poems and essays.

In their trailblazing writing, these women managed to present a feminine perspective that transcended the world of women to explore the universal conundrum of being human. Theirs is a literature that reflects the challenges of life in modern society, creating nuanced characters that incarnate the circumstances and prejudices of their times.

Designed for advanced students with a high level of comprehension and speaking ability, this course will provide you with the venue in which to practice your reading and speaking skills at a challenging level, expand your vocabulary, and enjoy stimulating discussion with other enthusiastic students. All reading materials will be provided in class.

Best suited for: Students who have completed at least Spanish Intermediate 4 or equivalent. Recommended for Higher Intermediate and Advanced students.

Duration: 10 weeks (1 class/week) 

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