Women Writers in Spain: 1700-1900
World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia
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.
Copeland, Eva Maria. "Women Writers in Spain: 1700-1900." In World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia, edited by Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. Oropesa, Vol. 3, 1034-1035. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.