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Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women


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Table of Contents

1 Telling Li(v)es: Women and Autobiography

2 Court and Convent: Leonor Lopez de Cordoba and Sor Teresa de Cartagena

3 Carmelite and Cloister: Santa Teresa de Jesus

4 In the Footsteps of Santa Teresa: Carmelite Nuns and the Reform(er)

5 Soldier in New Spain: Catalina de Erauso

6 Defending Her Life: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz


Appendix: Confessors, Directors, and Editors of Santa Teresa

About the Author

Elizabeth Teresa Howe is Professor of Spanish at Tufts University, USA. Her other books include Education and Women in the Early Modern Hispanic World (2008) and The Visionary Life of Madre Ana de San Agustin (2004).


'Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women represents an excellent synthesis of theoretical work on autobiography as genre, and brings together previous studies on female life-writing Spain and the New World with new insights.' Alison P. Weber, University of Virginia, USA

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