LT/WS 362 - Women in Mediterranean Literature
Study of the images of women in the works by women and men writers from Spain, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco. Texts will be examined in search for the changing role of women characters and women writers in Mediterranean literature from Romanticism to our days. Special attention will be paid to the relations between literature and cultural, political and sexual manifestations in modern Mediterranean societies and to the boom of women writing in the literary panorama of Spain and South Mediterranean countries such as Morocco, Algeria and Egypt. Readings will be drawn from fiction (both long and short), drama and criticism. When possible, literary discourse will be confronted to and contrasted with other visual discourses on women.