A Woman's Place

A Woman's Place

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A truly liberated rhetoric and reader has at last become available to courses in composition, with the publication of A Womana€™s Place. This unique textbook explores the notion of writing as self-definition and, as a consequence, the relationship between gender and writing. Convinced that writing is a meaningful process, performed with commitment, Dr. Morahan has created a course that simultaneously sharpens writing and thinking skills and contributes to the consciousness-raising of women and men in todaya€™s world. Her a€œpedagogy for liberationa€ creates a student-centered classroom, in which a spirit of collaboration replaces one of competition, by means of peer editing, tutorial approaches, and small group activities. The literary passages of A Womana€™s Place are, both stylistically and thematically, tied in with the lessons directly. At the same time, they function as a compact womena€™s studies course. Research and writing are organized around a cluster of shared themesa€”problems that all students are addressing in their lives: power vs. powerlessness, passivity vs. action, identity, oppression vs. freedom, and the nurturance of creativity. Taken from the works of professional writers, including such well-known individuals as Adrienne Rich, Tillie Olsen, Joan Didion, Virginia Woolf, Margaret Mead, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jonathan Swift, and Sylvia Plath, they are often accompanied by short excerpts from student essays. Useful bibliographical notes suggest further readings.Writing task twelve: Chop off the final paragraph from any essay in this textbook and rewrite the paragraph in a way that ... Joan Didion, a contemporary essayist and novelist, explains self-respect through an extended definition which tells usanbsp;...

Title:A Woman's Place
Author:Shirley Morahan
Publisher:SUNY Press -


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