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Reading Women:
Contemporary Feminist Literature from Latin America and Spain

It’s no secret that global literary canons have long been dominated by men. However, a new generation of women across Latin America and Spain are emerging as the primary literary voices both in their respective countries, as well as on the international literary market in translation. We are, in essence, in the midst of a new type of Spanish-language literary “boom,” only this time it is feminist, sex-positive, and unfolding alongside movements such as #niunamenos and #metoo.  

The works we will discuss address a range of topics and lenses, such as disability, gender and sexuality, violence, race, translation, and migration. We will also engage with media and podcasts such as Hablemos escritoras alongside our readingsand as we will be reading in English translation, we will also confront questions of textual circulation and world literature. No knowledge of Spanish is required.  

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.