Title

Women Writers in Spain: 1700-1900

Document Type

Encyclopedia Entry

Publication Date

2011

Department

Spanish

Language

English

Publication Title

World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia

Abstract

From the middle of the 18th century women began to make their mark on Spanish literature, although few achieved renown in literary circles due to the reigning feminine norm and the dominant belief that women's place was solely in the domestic sphere. Only with romanticism and the turn of the century did women's literary production began to attain wider recognition. During the 18th century, a few women, such as Josefa Amar y Borbón (1749-1833), garnered recognition for their intellectual treatises and translations. Dramatist María Rosa Gálvez (1768-1806) enjoyed success with published plays between 1789 and 1805.

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