Sor Juana Or The Traps Of Faith

Author: Octavio Paz
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674821064
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Sor Juana Or The Traps Of Faith from the Author: Octavio Paz. A life of the seventeenth-century poet, intellectual, and feminist who became a nun and eventually gave up secular learning, places her in her times and in Spanish intellectual tradition, and examines the contradictions in her personality.

Early Modern Women S Writing And Sor Juana In S De La Cruz

Author: Stephanie Merrim
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 9780826513380
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Early Modern Women S Writing And Sor Juana In S De La Cruz from the Author: Stephanie Merrim. This book maps the field of seventeenth-century women's writing in Spanish, English, and French and situates the work of Sor Juana more clearly within that field. It holds up the multilayered, protofeminist writings of Sor Juana as a meaningful lens through which to examine the literary production of her female contemporaries. Early modern women writers whose works are explored include Marie de Gournay, Margaret Fell Fox, Catalina de Erauso, Maria de Zayas, Ana Caro, Mme de Lafayette, Anne Bradstreet, Saint Teresa, and Margaret Lucas Cavendish. This innovative study will be of interest not only to Hispanists but also to scholars in early modern studies, women's studies, history, and comparative literature.

Feminist Perspectives On Sor Juana In S De La Cruz

Author: Stephanie Merrim
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814322161
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Feminist Perspectives On Sor Juana In S De La Cruz from the Author: Stephanie Merrim. Called the "Quintessence of the Baroque" and "Bridge to the Enlightenment," Mexican writer and nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz has also been celebrated as the "First Feminist of the New World." Feminist Perspectives on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz fills a gap in the scholarship on Sor Juana by exploring the implications of her feminist staus in literary and cultural terms. Editor Stephanie Merrim's introduction surveys key issues in Sor Juana criticism from a feminist literary perspective and suggests a blueprint for future studies. Essays by Dorothy Schons and Asunción Lavrin reconstitute essential dimensions or Sor Juana's world, addressing biographical questions about the norms and values of religious life. Moving from social norms to their verbal expression, Josefina Ludmer reads Sor Juana's Respuesta for its stratagems of resistance, and Stehanie Merrim uncovers in Sor Juana's theater the encoded drama of the conflicted creative woman.

Juana Of Castile

Author: María A. Gómez
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838757048
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Juana Of Castile from the Author: María A. Gómez. This title analyzes modern reinventions of Juana in literature and the other arts. The essays focus on the historical revisionism of modern approaches to this figure.

Sor Juana In S De La Cruz

Author: Pamela Kirk
Publisher: Pamela Kirk Rappaport
ISBN: 9780826410436
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Sor Juana In S De La Cruz from the Author: Pamela Kirk. "This book introduces Sor Juana as a major theological figure, who excelled in "sacramental dramas" and liturgical poetry. Pamela Kirk argues that Sor Juana stands out not only as a great thinker, but as a fascinating and complex person. Just as noteworthy is Sor Juana's clear awareness of her role as a woman artist in a social and ecclesiastical milieu that was militantly patriarchal. Her last major work, written in response to episcopal criticism of "worldliness," is a defense of her rights as an intellectual in the church." "This book explores Sor Juana's life and work as a contribution to Latin American theology. Kirk also looks at Sor Juana's position as a strong-willed woman writing in an age when to have a feminist voice and use it was scandalous; and she contrasts this with the fact that Sor Juana's writing was, at least initially, supported and encouraged by those in power."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Sor Juana In S De La Cruz

Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809105304
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Sor Juana In S De La Cruz from the Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz.

A Sor Juana Anthology

Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674821217
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A Sor Juana Anthology from the Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz. Juana Inés de la Cruz was acclaimed in her time as the "Phoenix of Mexico", America's tenth muse; a generation later she was forgotten. Rediscovered 300 years later, her works were reissued and she is now considered one of the finest Hispanic poets of the seventeenth century. Her works speak directly to our concern for the freedom of women to realize themselves artistically and intellectually. This anthology contains a selection of her poems.

A Library For Juana

Author: Pat Mora
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375906435
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A Library For Juana from the Author: Pat Mora. A biography of the seventeenth-century Mexican poet, learned in many subjects, who became a nun later in life.

Juana The Mad

Author: Bethany Aram
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
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Juana The Mad from the Author: Bethany Aram. Born to Isabel and Ferdinand, the Catholic Monarchs whose marriage united the realms of Castile and Aragon, Juana "the Mad" (1479--1555) is one of the most infamous but least studied monarchs of the Renaissance. Conventional accounts of Juana portray her as a sullen woman prone to depression, a jealous wife insanely in love with her husband, and an incompetent queen who was deemed by her father, husband, and son, unable to govern herself much less her kingdoms. But was Juana truly mad or the victim of manipulative family members who desired to rule in her stead? Drawing upon recent scholarship and years of archival research, author Bethany Aram offers a new vision of Juana's life. After the deaths of three relatives directly in line for the throne, Juana became heir to her parents' realms. As queen, Juana worked tirelessly to assure the succession of her son Charles V to the throne and thereby to establish the Habsburg dynasty in the kingdoms that others managed to govern in her name. In this part biography, part study of royal authority, Aram rightly asserts that Juana was more complicated than her contemporaries and biographers have portrayed her. Not the frail and unstable woman usually depicted, Juana employed pious practices to defend her own interests as well as those of her children. She emerges as a woman of immense importance in Spanish and European history.

The Three Secular Plays Of Sor Juana In S De La Cruz

Author: Guillermo Schmidhuber
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813157463
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The Three Secular Plays Of Sor Juana In S De La Cruz from the Author: Guillermo Schmidhuber. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695) wrote poetry, prose, and plays and is considered the greatest of Mexican women writers. She was an intellectual prodigy, reportedly mastering Latin in twenty lessons, and at sixteen she entered a convent so that she might continue her learning. One of the most influential early feminists in the New World, she answered a bishop's criticism in a letter that has become a classic defense of the education of women. She collected a private library of 4,000 volumes, but when she was told that her studies were delaying the progress of her spiritual education, she gave away her books and devoted herself to religious studies. Traditionally, scholars have attributed only one complete play to Sor Juana, but in 1989 Guillermo Schmidhuber discovered a lost play, The Second Celestina, which he proved conclusively to be Sor Juana's earliest comedia, co-authored with Agustin Salazar y Torres. Schmidhuber's critical study is the first dedicated exclusively to the secular plays and the first to confirm Sor Juana's authorship of three dramatic pieces. Combining literary history and criticism, Schmidhuber explores the life and originality of Sor Juana's dramas and helps elucidate her enigmatic genius. Though Sor Juana's work as a poet and intellectual has received increasing attention in the last decade, writing about her has rarely taken into account her role as dramatist. Schmidhuber helps correct this critical imbalance by examining Sor Juana's plays in light of dramatic theory. He finds elements of both mannerist and baroque theater in her work, sometimes both within the same play.