Special Topics in Women & Gender Studies Seminar: Latina Women's Voices

Isabel Allende's autograph on two of her books

Two books by Isabel Allende, Retrato en Sepia (Portrait in Sepia) and La Suma de Los Diás (The Sum of Our Days), have been autographed by the author. (Image courtesy of Pedro Cambra on Flickr.)


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This course will explore the rich diversity of women's voices and experiences as reflected in writings and films by and about Latina writers, filmmakers, and artists. Through close readings, class discussions and independently researched student presentations related to each text, we will explore not only the unique, individual voice of the writer, but also the cultural, social and political contexts which inform their narratives. We will also examine the roles that gender, familial ties and social and political preoccupations play in shaping the values of the writers and the nature of the characters encountered in the texts and films.

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Sarah King. WGS.S10 Special Topics in Women & Gender Studies Seminar: Latina Women's Voices. Spring 2010. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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