SP1270, 2: Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–95)
(library shelfmarks in brackets; JSTOR = e-journal on Rylibweb)*
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, The Answer/La respuesta, ed. & trans. Electa Arenal & Amanda Powell (New York: Feminist Press, City University of New York, 1994) [LAm 861.39/J870.187] ——, Obras completas, ed. Alfonso Méndez Plancarte & Alberto G. Salceda, 4 vols (México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1951–57) [Short Loan CRes. 861.39,J870/125 ] The complete works are available in downloadable form at the Dartmouth Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Project webpage at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sorjuana/Access.html Arenal, Electa, ‘The convent as catalyst for autonomy: Two Hispanic nuns of the seventeenth century’, in Women in Hispanic Literature: Icons and Fallen Idols, ed. Beth Miller (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983), 147–83 [on www.barnard.columbia.edu/english/ reinventingliteraryhistory/women/juana/arenal.htm —access through Google] Franco, Jean, ‘Sor Juana explores space’, in her Plotting Women: Gender and Representation in Mexico (New York: Columbia UP, 1989), 23–54 [ 396.58/F1; Short Loan CRes. 396.58/F1] Jed, Stephanie. ‘Gender, rationality and the marketing of knowledge’, in Women, Race and Writing in the Early Modern Period, ed. Margo Hendricks & Patricia Parker. London: Routledge, 1994), 195–208 [396.58/H5]. Myers, Kathleen, ‘Sor Juana’s Respuesta: Rewriting the Vitae’, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, 14 (1990), 459–71 [Periodicals, Orange, Floor 2] Paz, Octavio, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, o las trampas de la fe (Barcelona: Seix Barral, 1981); 2nd edn (México: Fondo de Cultura Económica; 1994) [LAm 868.6,P298/158]; English trans. Sor Juana; or, The Traps of Faith, trans. Margaret Sayers Peden (Cambridge MA: Harvard UP, 1988) [Short Loan CRes. 868.6,P298/157]; summarized in his ‘Homenaje a Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz en su Tercer Centenario (1651–1695)’, Sur, 206 (Diciembre 1951), 29–40, available on www.dartmouth.edu/~sorjuana/Commentaries/Paz/Paz.html Perelmuter Pérez, Rosa, ‘La estructura retórica de la Respuesta a sor Filotea’, Hispanic Review, 51.2 (Spring 1983), 147–58 [JSTOR] Scott, Nina M., ‘Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: ‘Let your women keep silence in the churches …’’, Women’s Studies International Forum, 8 (1985), 511–19 [JSTOR] ——, ‘‘If you are not pleased to favour me, put me out of your mind …’: gender and authority in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the translation of her letter to the Reverend Father Maestro Antonio Núñez of the Society of Jesus’, Women's Studies International Forum, 11 (1988), 429–38 [JSTOR]
The notes to the following edition of the text are extensive. You are not required to memorize them or show in-depth knowledge of their content; they are designed to give a sense of the sources, nature, and extent of Juana’s learning (wide, but not scholarly), and to explain particular references in the text which may cause difficulty (for instance, Latin quotations). There are also a number of notes on linguistic points in the Spanish; these may be ignored, being included here only in order to keep the numbering of notes in step in both versions (the Spanish version is to be found on the webpage for SP1270).
* For JSTOR go to the Library e-resources at , click on e-journals, and find the journal in the alphabetical list. You need an Athens password (from the desk on Floor 2 of the library) to access some journals, especially off campus. Find articles by author’s name and a significant word in the title; texts load in Acrobat as .PDF files which you can print or download.
© Jeremy Lawrance 2002
SP 1240: JUANA INÉS DE LA CRUZ
Reply to the Most Illustrious Sister Filotea de la Cruz (1691) The bishop of Puebla prefaced his unauthorized publication of Juana’s Athenagoric Letter (see n9) with his pseudonymous Letter from Sister Filotea de la Cruz (given in the Appendix, below). Juana’s Reply was not published until after death, by the marquise of La...
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