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In the First Person: Women's Self Writing in Latin America

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  • Spring
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ILAC
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134
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In the First Person: Women's Self Writing in Latin America

Why is self-narrative a particularly daring form for the feminine voice? How can a woman writer affect notions of identity in her narrative? The course examines different expressions of feminine self-portrayal in Latin America from the 1920s to the present. We study women's self-writing across different formats: diaries, memoirs, fiction, and comics. Authors include: Rosario Castellanos, Victoria Ocampo, Norah Lange, Frida Kahlo, Tununa Mercado, Marcela Trujillo, Power Paola, and Gabriela Wiener. Taught in Spanish.