Transforming the Medieval Iberian Canon: Finding a Space for Women
In their compelling analysis of the gender of the Hispanic literary canon, Crista Johnson and Joan Brown show that the representation of female authors, across centuries and continents, on required reading lists at Ph.D.-granting institutions in the United States is, at best, minimal and inconsistent. Scholarly activity on women writers, however, is substantial -one might even say vigorous- and so sadly at odds with those lists of required or canonical works. Johnson and Brown ask: "How much time must elapse before current scholarly trends are communicated to the next generation of scholars?" (1998, 473).
This article is from La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 32 (2003): 5, doi:10.1353/cor.2003.0001. Posted with permission.