Teresa de Cartagena's distinctive writing locates her place in a line of European women intellectuals, presenting an indispensible dialogue among her peers of the early modern age. Tracing her predecessors’ achievements, we can appreciate the multifaceted characteristics of Teresa's writings.
About the Author
Yonsoo Kim, Ph.D. (2006), Boston College, is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Purdue University. She has published a book, El saber femenino y el sufrimiento corporal... (Universidad de Córdoba Press, 2008), and articles on medicine and literature, and religious studies.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements...ix
Introduction Mapping Teresa de Cartagena amongst European Women Writers...1
1. Writing to Survive and Heal: Teresa de Cartagena’s Life and Works...11
2. Writing with Traditional Discourses...35
3. Writing to Alleviate and Understand: First Part of Arboleda de los enfermos (Grove of the Infirm)...51
4. Writing to Instruct and Illuminate: Second Part of Arboleda de los enfermos (Grove of the Infirm)...83
5. Writing to Give Voice: Defense of Women...107
6. Writing with Irony: Defense of Woman’s Voice and Discourse in Admiraçión operum Dey (Wonder at the Works of God)...131