Performance: An Approach To Strengthening Interdisciplinarity In Women's Studies And Gender Studies, 2016 Loyola University Chicago
Performance: An Approach To Strengthening Interdisciplinarity In Women's Studies And Gender Studies, Ann M. Shanahan, Prudence A. Moylan, Betsy Jones Hemenway, Bren Ortega Murphy, Jacqueline Long, Susan Grossman, Hector Garcia, Mary Dominiak
PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research
Issues of transition are always difficult and transforming founding assumptions to suit changing conditions can be a challenge for Women’s Studies and Gender Studies programs in the corporate university environment. This essay explains how performance of Fefu and Her Friends by Marie Irene Fornes in a mansion on campus led faculty participants in History, Classics, Modern Languages, Theatre, Communication, Social Work, and Nursing to re-vision their professional lives and the institutional status of the Women’s Studies and Gender Studies program through a new appreciation for interdisciplinarity, derived from using performance as research. Each of eight faculty reflect ...
Positionality And Feminisms Of Women Within Sufi Brotherhoods Of Senegal, 2016 Humboldt State University
Positionality And Feminisms Of Women Within Sufi Brotherhoods Of Senegal, Georgia Collins
ideaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University
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The Ideology Of Madness: The Rejected Artist Vs. The Capitalist Society In As I Lay Dying, 2016 Oglethorpe University
The Ideology Of Madness: The Rejected Artist Vs. The Capitalist Society In As I Lay Dying, Jared R. Mcswain
Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research
This article examines the character of Darl Bundren in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying from the position that he is an artist functioning in a society that ultimately rejects and condemns him through the vessel of ideological conceptions of madness. Topics explored include the ideology of madness, the ideological project of capitalism, queering as a weapon to support an ideology, essential characteristics of “the artist” type, and the consequences of perceived madness.
A Critique Of Puritan Values And Social Restrictions, 2016 Murray State University
A Critique Of Puritan Values And Social Restrictions, Laura Guebert
This paper outlines and discusses Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter through the lens of feminist and social critiques. It attempts to draw attention to the fates of both male and females characters in the story according to their personality and status. Therefore, by examining the complex treatment and relationships between the four principle characters of The Scarlet Letter and their author, Hawthorne’s use of a feminist critique can be understood as a wider criticism of Puritan and, by extension, mid-nineteenth century social and moral restrictions and expectations.
‘Open, And Always, Opening’: Trans- Poetics As A Methodology For (Re)Articulating Gender, The Body, And The Self ‘Beyond Language’, 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
‘Open, And Always, Opening’: Trans- Poetics As A Methodology For (Re)Articulating Gender, The Body, And The Self ‘Beyond Language’, Lizzy Tricano Kaval
All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
Poetry is a useful medium for exploring the fluidity and possibilities in language beyond the everyday terms of normative language. For trans- and genderqueer subjects, whose identities cannot be articulated within the linguistic boundaries of binary gender, and whose outward appearance challenges the cultural logic of gendered visibility, poetry becomes a valuable and necessary tool for survival, disruption, activism, and personal and public empowerment. Through syntax, word choice, semantic and non-semantic qualities of language, poetry helps articulate the inexpressible, complex, and unstable gender identities and subject positions, even as they change or multiply. It gives names to felt ideas, which ...
Wms 421 Spring 2016 Activism Photo Essay, 2016 The College at Brockport: State University of New York
Wms 421 Spring 2016 Activism Photo Essay, Women And Gender Studies Senior Seminar At The College At Brockport
One Billion Rising: V-Day Stop Violence against Women.
The Clothesline Project.
Career Conversations with Endia Beal Lecture.
Fannie Barrier Williams Women of Courage Celebration.
Susan B. Anthony House Visit and Tour
Body Autonomy During Pregnancy: Where Did It Go?, 2016 The College at Brockport
Body Autonomy During Pregnancy: Where Did It Go?, Brooke A. Ophardt
This paper takes a personal yet informative look at body autonomy during pregnancy, examining the laws that remove autonomy from pregnant women with a look at how that affects women overall. The paper uses feminist theory to examine how the commodification of reproduction has stripped women of their body autonomy during their pregnancies and argues how women throughout history have largely been valued only for reproductive purposes.
Women In Medicine: Excluding Women, 2016 The College at Brockport
Women In Medicine: Excluding Women, Natalia Manhertz
Throughout history, society has pushed women out of the public sphere of work and into the private sphere of home. The medical field is one example of this gender segregation of work. Even though the medical field today is not as male-dominated as it once was, different sub-specializations in medicine are gender segregated. My goal for this essay is to focus on gender segregation in the workplace to show how the field of medicine has been masculinized with a particular focus on the subspecialty area of surgery. This paper will discuss these two points from a personal point of view ...
Women And The Black Lives Matter Movement: Relevance Past To Present, 2016 The College at Brockport, State University of New York
Women And The Black Lives Matter Movement: Relevance Past To Present, Ronieka Burns
Traditional white American society wonders why the Black Lives Matter Movement is even taking place, since many Americans argue that racism doesn’t exist. This paper explores why women in the Black Lives Matter Movement are needed and relevant. This paper sets out to open readers’ eyes to the fact that, although this is the year 2016, the same trials and tribulations that have taken place throughout our nation’s history are still taking place. We still have a long way to go to end racism and sexism.
Cyberbullying: Feminine Vulnerability In Anonymous Spaces, 2016 The College at Brockport, State University of New York
Cyberbullying: Feminine Vulnerability In Anonymous Spaces, Christina A. Mahagan
In this paper, I examine the need for research on how cyberbullying and cyber victimization affect women and girls along with what tools women and girls use to cope with these affects. I also look at how ideas about the performance of gender and related societal norms exacerbate the problems of cyberbullying and cyber victimization for women and girls. In addition, I explore the theory that early lessons of gender affect identity and relationships in ways that matter in relation to cyberbullying and cyber victimization vulnerability, responses, and accessible networks of support.
Lesbians, Masculinities, And Privilege: The Privileging Of Gender And The Gendering Of Sexuality, 2016 The College at Brockport, State University of New York
Lesbians, Masculinities, And Privilege: The Privileging Of Gender And The Gendering Of Sexuality, Brooke E. Love
Though LGBTQ individuals, experiences, and communities have been increasingly recognized as valuable subjects of research, the existing body of research on and about this population is still significantly lacking. In a field so young and full of controversy, it is vital that research be done that gives voice and agency to LGBTQ individuals, their experiences and lifestyles. This paper will introduce readers to the concept of “female masculinity” and, specifically, the complicated relationships many lesbian identities have with different configurations of masculinity. I will introduce the concepts of “butch” lesbian identities and “femme” lesbian identities as well as their relation ...
Note From The Editor (Dv5), 2016 The College at Brockport, State University of New York
Note From The Editor (Dv5), Barbara Lesavoy
Dissenting Voices volume five showcases five diverse authors who employ traditional essay format to analyze an array of topics important to the Women and Gender Studies discipline. Opening the volume is a remarkable essay that uses a queer lens to examine ways concepts of female masculinity and male privilege operate in lesbian identity and lesbian relationships. A well-timed critique of cyberbullying in feminist spaces follows, where the author interrogates ways performance of gender norms exacerbates cyberbullying and cyber victimization among women and girls. Centering the volume is an important reading of women and the Black Lives Matter movement where the ...
Our Voices (Dv5), 2016 The College at Brockport, State University of New York
Our Voices (Dv5), Ronieka Burns, Brooke E. Love, Christina Mahagan, Natalia Manhertz, Brooke A. Ophardt
Through our eyes, Dissenting Voices Volume 5 gives readers a chance to see how race and gender have played a role in our lives. This work seeks to give voice and agency to those of us whose experiences and wisdom have been historically cast aside, and to empower writer and reader alike through the sharing of knowledge.
Dissenting Voices Volume 5 Issue 1 (Spring 2016) Complete Issue, 2016 The College at Brockport: State University of New York
Dissenting Voices Volume 5 Issue 1 (Spring 2016) Complete Issue, Women And Gender Studies Senior Seminar At The College At Brockport
Table of Contents
- Our Voices. Ronieka Burns, Brooke Love, Christina Mahagan, Natalia Manhertz, Brooke Ophardt. p. i.
- Note from the Editor (Barbara LeSavoy), p. iii
- Lesbians, Masculinities, and Privilege: The Gendering of Sexuality and the Privileging of Gender. Brooke Love. pp. 1-24.
- Cyberbullying: Feminine Vulnerability in Anonymous Spaces. Christina Mahagan. pp. 25-42.
- Women and the Black Lives Matter Movement: Relevance Past to Present. Ronieka Burns. pp. 43-62.
- Women in Medicine: Exclusions in Practice. Natalia Manhertz. pp. 63-78.
- Body Autonomy During Pregnancy: Where Did It Go? Brooke Ophardt. pp. 79-94.
- WMS 421 Spring 2016 Activism Photo Essay. pp. 95-96.
Ease On Down The Road: From Diagnosis To Graduation And Beyond, An Auto-Ethnography, 2016 SIT Graduate Institute
Ease On Down The Road: From Diagnosis To Graduation And Beyond, An Auto-Ethnography, Amber M. Alford
This study was envisioned following a personal acknowledgement of perceived suppression of the author’s “unorthodox” approach to the research design process resulting in the desire to explore the role of the researcher’s experience in research design and ultimately in higher education. The author began feeling lost and overwhelmed in the pursuit of her Master of Arts degree. She felt that her particular values and methodology were not being validated or supported. Through the use of narrative, the author analyzes her own experience navigating higher education as one of the first in her entire family to do so, with ...
Ann Radcliffe's Superpaternal: A Study Of The Supernatural In The Romance Of The Forest And The Mysteries Of Udolpho, Lynn Kramer
This study proposes a new way to examine the supernatural being in Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Romance of the Forest. Critics have argued that the supernatural being is used in these novels to remind the heroines to think rationally; however, I argue that his purpose is more complex than that of a figment who instills reason. Rather, his role is to make the females realize their sexual vulnerability within the imprisoning, Gothic house. He is able to show the women they are in sexual danger by creating sexually explicit situations with the heroine that occur ...
Shaken, Not Stirred: Espionage, Fantasy, And British Masculinity During The Cold War, 2016 University of Southern Mississippi
Shaken, Not Stirred: Espionage, Fantasy, And British Masculinity During The Cold War, Anna Rikki Nelson
This project seeks to define and explore the development of Cold War British masculinity and national identity in response to decolonization. Following World War II, Great Britain experienced a time of political and cultural rebuilding. This project argues that following World War II, Britain had to renegotiate gender and national identity within the context of decolonization, the rise of the welfare state, and Britain’s diminished role in global politics, and the tensions within gender and national identity were expressed in Britain’s interest in espionage narratives both real and fictionalized. British spy novels by Ian Fleming, Desmond Cory, and ...
Gendered Use Of Adjectives In Fairy Tales: A Diachronic Study, 2016 Western University
Gendered Use Of Adjectives In Fairy Tales: A Diachronic Study, Tara Cress
Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western
This study focuses on gender represented in the literary context of fairy tales. It explores the adjectives used to describe the female and male gender diachronically and cross-sectionally over the span of the 19th century. By analyzing English translations of the Grimm Brothers’ “Ashputtel” (“Cinderella”), and “Hans In Luck,” I make observations about variations of adjective use within each text while comparatively looking at a female-centric narrative to a male-centric one. This provides a look into the relatively understudied subject of adjectives as a linguistic means of describing gender within cultural mores and norms.
Nineteenth century data shows that adjectives ...
Performing Ourselves At The Center, 2016 CUNY Graduate Center
Performing Ourselves At The Center, Shawn(Ta) Smith-Cruz
Publications and Research
This interview sits alongside an extended version edited for Amanda Curreri’s solo exhibition, The Calmest of Us Would be lunatics, which took place from January 21–May 8, 2016, at Rochester Art Center, in Rochester, Minnesota. Curreri dug through the archival collection of the Daughters of Bilitis, the first lesbian organization in the country, and their journal, The ladder, at the Tretter Collection in LGBT Studies at the University of Minnesota. The exhibition is titled after a line in Emily Dickinson’s 1877 letter to Elizabeth Holland which reads, “Had we the first intimation of the Definition of Life ...
The Development Of Chinese Feminism On Weibo, 2016 University of Washington Tacoma
The Development Of Chinese Feminism On Weibo, Mengmeng Liu
Global Honors Theses
Developed from Western feminism(s), Chinese feminism is based on a belief in gender equality. This paper unwraps a brief history of the development of Chinese feminism through the aspects of Confucianism and communism, which reinforced patriarchy as the dominant ideology in the society. Under the influence of Confucianism, the traditional culture in China considers women as reproductive tools, and believes that men are superior to women. The patriarchy essentially undermines the development of Chinese feminism that has influenced not only the imbalanced gender distribution in modern society, but also people’s perspectives on Chinese feminism. However, compared to their ...