The Routledge Research Companion to the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz


Author: Emilie L. Bergmann,Stacey Schlau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131704164X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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Called by her contemporaries the "Tenth Muse," Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–1695) has continued to stir both popular and scholarly imaginations. While generations of Mexican schoolchildren have memorized her satirical verses, only since the 1970s has her writing received consistent scholarly attention., focused on complexities of female authorship in the political, religious, and intellectual context of colonial New Spain. This volume examines those areas of scholarship that illuminate her work, including her status as an iconic figure in Latin American and Baroque letters, popular culture in Mexico and the United States, and feminism. By addressing the multiple frameworks through which to read her work, this research guide serves as a useful resource for scholars and students of the Baroque in Europe and Latin America, colonial Novohispanic religious institutions, and women’s and gender studies. The chapters are distributed across four sections that deal broadly with different aspects of Sor Juana's life and work: institutional contexts (political, economic, religious, intellectual, and legal); reception history; literary genres; and directions for future research. Each section is designed to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the current state of the research on those topics and the academic debates within each field.

The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies


Author: Javier Munoz-Basols,Manuel Delgado Morales,Laura Lonsdale
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317487311
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 717
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"The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies takes an important place in the scholarly landscape by bringing together a compelling collection of essays that reflect the evolving ways in which researchers think and write about the Iberian Peninsula. Features include: A comprehensive approach to the different languages and cultural traditions of the Iberian Peninsula; -- Five chronological sections spanning the period from the Middle Ages to the 21st century; -- A state-of-the-art account of the field, reaffirming Iberian Studies as a dynamic and evolving discipline with promising areas for future research; -- An array of topics of an interdisciplinary nature (history and politics, language and literature, cultural studies and visual arts), focusing on the cultural distinctiveness of Iberian traditions; -- New perspectives and avenues of inquiry that aim to promote a comparative mode within Iberian Studies and Hispanism. The fifty authoritative, original essays will provide readers with a diverse cross-section of texts that will enrich their knowledge of Iberian Studies from an international perspective"--

The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe


Author: Jane Couchman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317041054
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 572
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Over the past three decades scholars have transformed the study of women and gender in early modern Europe. This Ashgate Research Companion presents an authoritative review of the current research on women and gender in early modern Europe from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The authors examine women’s lives, ideologies of gender, and the differences between ideology and reality through the recent research across many disciplines, including history, literary studies, art history, musicology, history of science and medicine, and religious studies. The book is intended as a resource for scholars and students of Europe in the early modern period, for those who are just beginning to explore these issues and this time period, as well as for scholars learning about aspects of the field in which they are not yet an expert. The companion offers not only a comprehensive examination of the current research on women in early modern Europe, but will act as a spark for new research in the field.

The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature


Author: Suzanne Bost
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415666066
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 565
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Latino/a literature is one of the fastest developing fields in the discipline of literary studies. It represents an identity that is characterized by fluidity and diversity, often explored through divisions formed by language, race, gender, sexuality, and immigration. The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature presents over forty essays by leading and emerging international scholars of Latino/a literature and analyses: Regional, cultural and sexual identities in Latino/a literature Worldviews and traditions of Latino/a cultural creation Latino/a literature in different international contexts The impact of differing literary forms of Latino/a literature The politics of canon formation in Latino/a literature. This collection provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present and future of this literary culture.

Sor Juanas zweiter Traum


Author: Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Publisher: Verlag Krug & Schadenberg
ISBN: 3944576640
Category: Fiction
Page: 660
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An Unkonventionalität hat es Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648 bis 1695) nicht gefehlt. Auch nicht an Schönheit und Geist, an Wissbegier und Leidenschaft. Wohl aber an Demut und Frömmigkeit. Mit dreizehn Jahren wird Juana Inés als intellektuelles Wunderkind an den Königshof gerufen, mit siebzehn von vierzig weisen Männern einer Wissensprüfung unterzogen, die sie bravourös besteht. Kurz darauf nimmt sie den Schleier und zieht sich hinter Klostermauern zurück. Eine Heirat, ein Leben als Gattin und Mutter, ist ihr unvorstellbar. Ihre Liebe gilt María Luisa, der Vizekönigin von Neuspanien, und ihre Kinder sind ihre Bücher, ihre Schreibutensilien, ihr Teleskop, ihr Schachspiel. Sie beharrt darauf, auch als Frau ihren Geist kultivieren, studieren und schreiben zu dürfen und wird als brillante Autorin gefeiert. Doch das ist ihren Glaubensschwestern wie den Kirchenvätern ein Dorn im Auge. Missgunst wird gesät, Intrigen werden gesponnen ... Ein vielschichtiger historischer Roman, dessen Faszination man sich nicht entziehen kann.

Nimmermehr

Psychothriller
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 383875655X
Category: Fiction
Page: 525
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Nie wieder. Nie wieder will Sally ihren Mann betrügen. Nie wieder die quengelnden Kinder als Last empfinden, wenn sie, aufgerieben vom Job, nach Hause kommt. Vorausgesetzt, dass sie ihre geliebte Familie je wiedersieht. Sally glaubt nicht mehr daran. Denn sie ist in der Gewalt eines Wahnsinnigen. Er hat gemordet und wird wieder morden. Und er verfolgt einen monströsen Plan ...