• Feminine Preoccupations: English at the Seven Sisters

    Author(s):
    Mary Dockray-Miller (see profile)
    Date:
    2006
    Group(s):
    Feminist Humanities, History
    Subject(s):
    Academe, Women's history
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M64W70
    Abstract:
    This essay examines some of the curricular and pedagogical practices in place in English departments during the early years of the "Seven Sisters" -- the women's colleges of the late nineteenth century -- to address contemporary issues in English studies. The experimental nature of the woman's college allowed for pedagogical innovation, so that the "feminine preoccupation" of literary study as understood in the postmodern era was fostered in the collaborative atmosphere of the women's colleges of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    10.2307/3195398
    Publisher:
    JSTOR
    Journal:
    Modern Language Studies
    Volume:
    27
    Issue:
    3/4
    Start Page:
    139
    End Page:
    157
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 days ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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