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Eve's Enlightenment : women's experience in Spain and Spanish America, 1726-1839 /
edited by Catherine M. Jaffe and Elizabeth Franklin Lewis.
imprint
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2009.
description
vi, 253 p.
ISBN
0807133892 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780807133897 (cloth : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2009.
isbn
0807133892 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780807133897 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction / Catherine M. Jaffe and Elizabeth Franklin Lewis -- Women and the republic of letters -- Women of letters in eighteenth-century Spain: between tradition and modernity / Mónica Bolufer Peruga -- Enlightenment experience in the life and poetry of Sor María Gertrudis de la Cruz Hore / Frederique Morand -- Reasons for education: new echoes of the polemic / Isabel Morant Deusa -- Margarita Hickey's guide to the traps of love / María A. Salgado -- Illustrating sainthood: the construction of eighteenth-century Spanish American hagiography / Elisa Sampson Vera Tudela -- Women's lives: material and social practices -- Women in society in eighteenth-century Spain: models of sociability / María Victoria López-Cordón Cortezo -- The wife, the maid, and the woman in the street / Rebecca Haidt -- Women alone in enlightenment Spain / María Jose de la Pascua Sánchez -- An enlightened perspective on hysteria in eighteenth-century Mexico / Beatriz Quintanilla-Madero -- Representations of women: between rational equality and sensibility -- The enlightenment origins of Cuba's iconic mulata / Lucy D. Harney -- Doña Leonora's library: women's reading from the Spectator (1711) to El Semanario de Salamanca (1795) / Catherine M. Jaffe -- "Virtue in distress" in the Spanish sentimental novel: an unsustainable model of rational sensibility / Ana Rueda -- Mothers, majas, and marcialidad: faces of enlightenment in Spain / Janis A. Tomlinson -- Contributors -- Index.
catalogue key
6810794
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Eve's Enlightenment presents essays by leading scholars in the fields of history, art history, literature, and psychology discussing how Enlightenment philosophies compared to women's actual experiences in Spain and Spanish America. Relying on newspaper accounts, poetry, polemic, paintings, and saints' lives, this diverse group of contributors consider how evolving legal, social, and medical norms affected women, and how art and literature portrayed them. They also examine how these Hispanic women's experiences contributed to a trans-Atlantic understanding of the Enlightenment. While Enlightenment reformers demanded rational equality for men and women, society increasingly emphasized sentiment and passion as defining characteristics of the female sex, creating a serious incongruity between these competing forces. Despite clear gaps between Enlightenment ideals and women's experiences, however, the contributors agree that the women of Spain and Spanish America not only took part in the social and cultural transformations of the time, but also exerted their own power and influence to help guide the Spanish-speaking world towards modernity. An introduction by the editors provides helpful historical and contextual information. Eve's Enlightenment presents the first interdisciplinary collection published in English in its field, offering a wealth of information for scholars of eighteenth-century Spanish history, literature, art history, and women's studies.
First Chapter
Eve's Enlightenment presents essays by leading scholars in the fields of history, art history, literature, and psychology discussing how Enlightenment philosophies compared to women's actual experiences in Spain and Spanish America. Relying on newspaper accounts, poetry, polemic, paintings, and saints' lives, this diverse group of contributors consider how evolving legal, social, and medical norms affected women, and how art and literature portrayed them. They also examine how these Hispanic women's experiences contributed to a trans-Atlantic understanding of the Enlightenment. While Enlightenment reformers demanded rational equality for men and women, society increasingly emphasized sentiment and passion as defining characteristics of the female sex, creating a serious incongruity between these competing forces. Despite clear gaps between Enlightenment ideals and women's experiences, however, the contributors agree that the women of Spain and Spanish America not only took part in the social and cultural transformations of the time, but also exerted their own power and influence to help guide the Spanish-speaking world towards modernity. An introduction by the editors provides helpful historical and contextual information. Eve's Enlightenment presents the first interdisciplinary collection published in English in its field, offering a wealth of information for scholars of eighteenth-century Spanish history, literature, art history, and women's studies.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Women and the republic of lettersp. 15
Women of Letters in Eighteenth-Century Spain Between Tradition and Modernityp. 17
Enlightenment Experience in the Life and Poetry of Sor María Gertrudis de la Cruz Horep. 33
Reasons for Education New Echoes of the Polemicp. 51
Margarita Hickey's Guide to the Traps of Lovep. 62
Illustrating Sainthood The Construction of Eighteenth-Century Spanish American Hagiographyp. 84
Women's lives Material and Social Practicesp. 101
Women in Society in Eighteenth-Century Spain Models of Sociabilityp. 103
The Wife, the Maid, and the Woman in the Streetp. 115
Women Alone in Enlightenment Spainp. 128
An Enlightened Perspective on Hysteria in Eighteenth-Century Mexicop. 143
Representations of women Between Rational Equality and Sensibilityp. 159
The Enlightenment Origins of Cuba's Iconic Mulatap. 161
Doña Leonora's Library Women's Reading from the Spectator (1711) to El Semanario de Salamanca (1795) 178p. 178
"Virtue in Distress" in the Spanish Sentimental Novel An Unsustainable Model of Rational Sensibilityp. 197
Mothers, Majas, and Marcialidad Faces of Enlightenment in Spainp. 218
Contributorsp. 237
Indexp. 241
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