• 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
    Tag(s):
    Womens History Month
    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.
    Notes:
    educational history; women's history; history of English studies
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    8 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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