SPANISH 432 - Gender, Writing, and Culture
Section: 001 Gender and Sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Term: SU 2009
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Course Note:
A student who misses either of the first two meetings of any course offered by the Department of Romance Languages may be dropped from the course for non-attendance.

This course counts toward the literature requirement.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Three courses in SPANISH 300 or above (excluding 308); or two RCLANG 324 courses and two courses in SPANISH 300 or above (excluding 308).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Women and gay writers have posed significant challenges to dominant national literary traditions in Latin America and the Caribbean, and at times have fully participated in the constitution of national discourses. In this course we will explore a number of paradigmatic cases of incorporation and exclusion, focusing on novels, poetry, and short stories from Argentina (Sylvia Molloy, Manuel Puig), Brazil (Clarice Lispector), Chile (Gabiela Mistral, José Donoso), Colombia (Fernando Vallejo), Cuba (Nancy Morejón, Severo Sarduy, Reinaldo Arenas), Dominican Republic (Rita Indiana Hernández), and Puerto Rico (Julia de Burgos, Luis Palés Matos, Manuel Ramos Otero, Rosario Ferré, Mayra Santos-Febres, Sandra María Esteves, Luz María Umpierre). We will also watch several films based on novels read in class. Course will be taught in Spanish, with most readings and all assignments in Spanish.

SPANISH 432 - Gender, Writing, and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
3LSA Span & RLL Maj, Span Min
TuTh 1:00PM - 4:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

Required Books 
Arenas, Reinaldo. Antes que anochezca: autobiografia. Barcelona: Tusquets, 1992. 
Burgos, Julia de. Poema en veinte surcos. Rio Piedras: Ediciones Huracan, 1982. (photocopy) 
Donoso, Jose. El lugar sin limites. Mexico: J. Mortiz, 1966. 
Lispector, Clarice. La hora de la estrella. Madrid: Ediciones Siruela, 2001. 
Puig, Manuel. El beso de la mujer ara?a. Barcelona: Seix Barral, 1976. 
Santos-Febres, Mayra. Nuestra se?ora de la noche. Madrid: Espasa, 2006. 
Sarduy, Severo. De donde son los cantantes. Mexico: J. Mortiz, 1967. 
Vallejo, Fernando. La virgen de los sicarios. Mexico: Alfaguara, 1999. 
Books are available from Amazon and other Internet bookstores.
ISBN: 0679755454
El beso de la mujer ara?a, Author: Manuel Puig., Publisher: Vintage Espa?ol, Vintage Books, una division de Random House 1. ed. Vin 1994
ISBN: 9681902645
El lugar sin limites, Author: Jose Donoso., Publisher: Alfaguara 1. ed. en 1995
ISBN: 8478445102
La hora de la estrella, Author: Clarice Lispector ; traduccion de Ana Poljak., Publisher: Ediciones Siruela 2. ed. 1977
ISBN: 0061626732
Nuestra Se?ora de la Noche, Author: Mayra Santos-Febres., Publisher: Rayo/Planeta 1. ed. 2008
ISBN: 8437611849
De donde son los cantantes, Author: Severo Sarduy., Publisher: Catedra 3. ed. 1997
ISBN: 8483105020
Antes que anochezca, Author: Reinaldo Arenas., Publisher: Tusquets 6. ed. en 2006
ISBN: 9587046501
La virgen de los sicarios, Author: Fernando Vallejo., Publisher: Alfaguara 2008
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