Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Texts and Cultures

  • Leila Gómez
  • Asunción Horno-Delgado
  • Mary K. Long
  • Núria Silleras-Fernández

Part of the Teaching Gender book series (GEND)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
    1. Leila Gómez
      Pages 1-17
  2. Feminism in the Aftermath in Latin American, Iberian and Latino Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
  3. New Canons, New Readings in the Classroom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Núria Silleras-Fernández
      Pages 43-56
    3. Vanesa Miseres
      Pages 57-79
    4. Ellen Mayock
      Pages 81-97
    5. Valerie Hegstrom, Amy R. Williamsen
      Pages 99-124
  4. Shifting the Ground when Reading

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Leila Gómez
      Pages 127-139
    3. Cynthia Tompkins
      Pages 141-156
  5. Breaking the Agreement of Silence, Teaching Uncomfortable Subjects

  6. Interdisciplinary and Crossroads

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Debra A. Castillo
      Pages 209-223
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-230

About this book


Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Texts and Cultures provides a dynamic exploration of the subject of teaching gender and feminism through the fundamental corpus encompassing Latin American, Iberian and Latino authors and cultures from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The four editors have created a collaborative forum for both experienced and new voices to share multiple theoretical and practical approaches to the topic. The volume is the first to bring so many areas of study and perspectives together and will serve as a tool for reassessing what it means to teach gender in our fields while providing theoretical and concrete examples of pedagogical strategies, case studies relating to in-class experiences, and suggestions for approaching gender issues that readers can experiment with in their own classrooms. The book will engage students and educators around the topic of gender within the fields of Latin American, Latino and Iberian studies, Gender and Women’s studies, Cultural Studies, English, Education, Comparative Literature, Ethnic studies and Language and Culture for Specific Purposes within Higher Education programs. “Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Texts and Cultures makes a compelling case for the central role of feminist inquiry in higher education today … Startlingly honest and deeply informed, the essays lead us through classroom experiences in a wide variety of institutional and disciplinary settings. Read together, these essays articulate a vision for twenty-first century feminist pedagogies that embrace a rich diversity of theory, methodology, and modality.” – Lisa Vollendorf, Professor of Spanish and Dean of Humanities and the Arts, San José State University. Author of The Lives of Women: A New History of Inquisitional Spain “What is it like to teach feminism and gender through Latin American, Iberian, and Latino texts? This rich collection of texts … provides a series of insightful and exhaustive answers to this question … An essential book for teachers of Latin American, Iberian and Latino/a texts, this volume will also spark new debates among scholars in Gender Studies.” – Mónica Szurmuk, Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina. Author of Mujeres en viaje and co-editor of the Cambridge History of Latin American Women’s Literature


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leila Gómez
    • 1
  • Asunción Horno-Delgado
    • 2
  • Mary K. Long
    • 3
  • Núria Silleras-Fernández
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Colorado at BoulderUSA
  2. 2.University of Colorado at BoulderUSA
  3. 3.University of Colorado at BoulderUSA
  4. 4.University of Colorado at BoulderUSA

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