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

Edited by: Emilie L. Bergmann , Stacey Schlau

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781472444073
eBook ISBN: 9781315613567
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041658

10.4324/9781315613567
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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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The empire and Mexico City Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Creole intellectual project Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The gendering of knowledge in New Spain Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Seventeenth-century dialogues Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Readings from the seventeeth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Twentieth-century readings Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Passionate advocate Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Translations of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Download PDF
Chapter  9:  “My original, a woman” Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Contemporary Mexican Sor Juanas Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The afterlife of a polemic Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Challenging theological authority Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Sor Juana’s love poetry Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Sor Juana’s Romances  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Philosophical sonnets Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Primero Sueño  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Writing for the public eye Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sor Juana as lyricist and musical theorist Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Loa To El divino Narciso  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  THE AUTOS  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Los empeños de una casa  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  La segunda Celestina, a recently discovered play, and Amor es más Laberinto  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Understudied aspects of canonical works and potential approaches to little-studied works Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Workscited Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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