Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Revising the Hen

I'm currently revising the Gallina paper so that I can see about publications. The outgrowth of this particular revision process is a need to find out about Latina writing ancestors to see what if any connection gender and ethnicity play in the discourse they produce. While doing a preliminary search I ran into the issue of class. Even as long ago as the middle ages class influenced the writing women could do. I especially like the motif of submissiveness evident in much of the writing I've looked at so far.

Theories of power/gender/language will be revisited to see how to write a brief history of Latinas' rhetorics and poetics.