Latin-American Women Writers: Class, Race, and Gender

By Myriam Yvonne Jehenson | Go to book overview

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Myriam Yvonne Jehenson is professor and chair of Modern Languages and Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. She held a fellowship at the Five College Women's Studies Research Center at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, in 1993. At the State University of New York at Oswego she was associate professor and professor of Foreign Languages and English as well as coordinator of the Spanish and Latin-American Programs from 1986-1993. She was director of the Honors Program at the University of Albuquerque from 1975-1986. Born in Belize, British Honduras, she has a doctorate in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She is the author of a book on the Renaissance pastoral, The Golden World of Pastoral: A Comparative Study of Philip Sidney's "Arcadias" and Honoré d'Urfé's "L'Astrée" ( 1981), and articles and book reviews on Spanish, French, and Latin-American literature in numerous journals.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • About the Author ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Chapter 1 - Latin American Women/ Women in Latin America 1
  • Chapter 2 - To Build Bridges 13
  • Chapter 3 - Man's Love... 'tis Woman's Whole Existence 23
  • Chapter 4 - Arms and Letters: the Power of the Word 41
  • Chapter 5 - To Build New Worlds 85
  • Chapter 6 - Indigenista and Testimonio Literature: "Let Me Speak" 119
  • Epilogue 149
  • Notes 155
  • Selected Bibliography 177
  • Index 193
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