CHSTU 255 A: Mexican Women: Past and Present

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
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SLN: 
12696
Instructor:
MONICA CORTÉS VIHARO
Monica Cortés Viharo

Additional Details:

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a 17th-century Mexican nun, was the first
playwright in the Americas and author of La Respuesta, the first
Latina feminist treatise. As the illegitimate daughter of a Spanish
captain born and raised in “New Spain” (Mexico), her writings, in
Latin, Spanish, and Nahuatl, express the multilingual and
multicultural reality of being a Mexican woman. By examining her life
and work and those of female-identified and gender non-conforming
Mexicanas who came before and after her, this course explores how they
have shaped and been shaped by the social, political, religious,
cultural, spiritual aspects of their nation. Utilizing art, imagery,
and texts, including Elizabeth Martínez’ 500 Years of Chicana Women's
History
(2008), this survey of women in Mexican society from Meso-American
times to the 1940s explores female-centered stories of the familiar
(soldaderas), the famous (Frida Khalo), and the infamous (La
Malinche).

Catalog Description: 
Survey of women in Mexican society from Meso-American times to the 1940s.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
December 28, 2020 - 12:42pm