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A City Room Of One's Own: Elizabeth Jordan, Henry James, And The New Woman Journalist, James Hunter Plummer 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A City Room Of One's Own: Elizabeth Jordan, Henry James, And The New Woman Journalist, James Hunter Plummer

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This thesis considers the portrayal of the female journalist in the works of Elizabeth Jordan and Henry James. In 1898, Jordan, a journalist and editor herself, published Tales of the City Room, a collection of interconnected short stories that depict a close and supportive community of female journalists. It is, overall, a positive portrayal of female journalists by a female journalist. James, on the other hand, uses the female journalists in The Portrait of a Lady, “Flickerbridge,” and “The Papers” to show his discomfort toward New Journalism and the New Woman of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. These female journalist ...


Restoring Sound To The Stacks: The American Library As Music Space In The Great Depression, Katheryn Christine Lawson 2017 University of Iowa

Restoring Sound To The Stacks: The American Library As Music Space In The Great Depression, Katheryn Christine Lawson

School of Library and Information Science Graduate Student Posters

In the cultural imagination, libraries often conjure images of pristine aisles of books managed by strict, shushing librarians. However, libraries in the United States, both large and small, have embraced the sights and sounds of music concerts for well over a century. As a crucial point in this historical trajectory, the Great Depression provides a fascinating window onto the multi-layered music histories of American libraries and their patrons. In the midst of economic struggle, libraries joined concert halls and community centers to host high-profile Library of Congress concert series, local “Evenings with the Victrola,” and WPA composer forums. In their ...


Historically-Informed Nursing: The Untapped Potential Of History In Nursing Education, Sonya Grypma Dr 2017 Trinity Western University

Historically-Informed Nursing: The Untapped Potential Of History In Nursing Education, Sonya Grypma Dr

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

For much of the 20th century, nursing history was a core component of nursing education. However, nursing history has all but disappeared from the curriculum. In an effort to prepare nurses for a rapidly-evolving health care system, nursing educators emphasize the value of new, evidence-informed knowledge—specifically in the form of literature published within the previous five years. The focus on the ‘cutting edge’ has effectively, if inadvertently, severed nursing from its roots. As a result, nurses have become disconnected from the richness embedded in our nursing past – a history that spans four centuries in Canada. This article makes ...


Coping Mechanisms Used By Female Slaves In Charleston During The Antebellum Era, Jennifer Seay 2017 Lynchburg College

Coping Mechanisms Used By Female Slaves In Charleston During The Antebellum Era, Jennifer Seay

Student Scholar Showcase

Coping Mechanisms Used by Slaves in Charleston, South Carolina

In Charleston, South Carolina during the Antebellum Era slaves used coping mechanisms to survive the oppression and dehumanization of slavery. Slave implemented coping mechanisms such as religion and music into their daily lives which provided them with a source of hope and solace. Former slaves have stated in personal interviews and writings that reflecting on something other than their reality of bondage inspired them and created hope for a new future. The enslaved found hope through religion and accepted the biblical stories of Christianity as prophecy of the future. Music relayed ...


Writings: Miscellaneous Jacksonville Women’S Network Speeches, Edna Louise Saffy 2017 University of North Florida

Writings: Miscellaneous Jacksonville Women’S Network Speeches, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection Textual

Speeches: Jacksonville Women’s Network and its history, it includes a letter from the Tampa Athena Society, Inc. No date. Box: 17 Folder: 14


Writings: Compiled Speeches Fccj, Edna Louise Saffy 2017 University of North Florida

Writings: Compiled Speeches Fccj, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection Textual

Speeches: Various speeches pertaining to Florida Community College Jacksonville. Box: 17 Folder: 8


Joan Of Arc Through The Ages: In Art And Imagination, Anne Midgley 2017 American Public University System

Joan Of Arc Through The Ages: In Art And Imagination, Anne Midgley

Saber and Scroll

Since her death at the hands of the English in 1431, Joan of Arc has inspired and puzzled millions. The poor peasant girl who rallied the French to victory at Orléans has fuelled the imagination of artists, authors, poets, and cinematographers. Over the past six centuries, the enigmatic Joan has appealed to not only the people of France, but also to groups as diverse as Philippine and Macedonian revolutionaries, literary societies, American suffragists, and temperance advocates. Yet, according to one Victorian writer, she has also alarmed and troubled many, for according to her assessment, “There is no figure in history ...


The Maiden Of France: A Brief Overview Of Joan Of Arc And The Siege Of Orléans, Cam Rea 2017 American Public University System

The Maiden Of France: A Brief Overview Of Joan Of Arc And The Siege Of Orléans, Cam Rea

Saber and Scroll

France, embroiled in a war with England in a struggle over the French throne during the Hundred Years’ War, would find a savior who in turn was a heretic to the English. This sinner and saint was a woman by the name of Joan of Arc. While most people know that the English burned her at the stake at Vieux Marché in Rouen, most have forgotten her military adventures against the English.


Writings: Speech On Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Version 1, Edna Louise Saffy 2017 University of North Florida

Writings: Speech On Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Version 1, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection Textual

Speeches: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Box 17, Folder 3.5


Writings: Speech On Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Version 2, Edna Louise Saffy 2017 University of North Florida

Writings: Speech On Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Version 2, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection Textual

Speeches: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Box 17, Folder 3.5.


Writings: Speech On Marjorie Kinnan Rarwlings Version 3, Edna Louise Saffy 2017 University of North Florida

Writings: Speech On Marjorie Kinnan Rarwlings Version 3, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection Textual

Speeches: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Box 17, Folder 3.5


Roxana: A Contemporary Analysis To An Eighteenth Century Voice For Women’S Rights, Kendra Gardner 2017 Humboldt State University

Roxana: A Contemporary Analysis To An Eighteenth Century Voice For Women’S Rights, Kendra Gardner

Toyon Literary Magazine

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P28. Canadian Jewish Women And Girls On The Homefront, 1939-1945, Jennifer Shaw 2017 Western University

P28. Canadian Jewish Women And Girls On The Homefront, 1939-1945, Jennifer Shaw

Western Research Forum

Background: The following presentation explores the roles and experiences of Canadian Jewish women on the Canadian homefront during World War Two. Despite knowing much about the lives of women in this time period in general, we do not know much about the experiences of particular groups, and how they differed from the majority of women.

Methods: Using first-hand accounts gathered from Canadian Jewish women, as well as archival materials, this presentation explores the different ways Jewish women and girls participated in the war effort and experienced the war years.

Results: While acknowledging that some of their experiences mirrored those of ...


Sexy Robots: A Perpetuation Of Patriarchy, Ashlyn Des Roches 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Sexy Robots: A Perpetuation Of Patriarchy, Ashlyn Des Roches

Communication Studies

This feminist critique looks into the way that gender, specifically females, are portrayed in some of Hollywood's top films involving Artificial Intelligence: Blade Runner, Her, and Ex Machina. These movies work as a perpetuation of patriarchal ideologies while maintaining the objectification and hypersexuality of women as normalized behaviors. Additionally, while some forms of empowerment are conveyed, the features illustrate women merely on a spectrum of extreme behavior; due to Heuristics and Cultivation Theory, these misrepresentations can be associated with women outside the surrealist realm of the depicted artificially intelligent worlds.


Interview With Dr. Brian Coutts (Fa 769), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives, Brian E. Coutts, Lisa K. Miller 2017 Western Kentucky University Libraries

Interview With Dr. Brian Coutts (Fa 769), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives, Brian E. Coutts, Lisa K. Miller

Brian Coutts

Oral interview with Dr. Brian E. Coutts conducted by Lisa K. Miller on 21 December 2014. This interview was part of the Evelyn Thurman Oral History Project. The audio interview can be accessed by clicking the "Download" button. This download may take several minutes. A photograph of the interviewee can be accessed by clicking on "Additional Files."


Bowling Green Woman's Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 601), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green Woman's Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 601), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 601. Minutes, membership lists, publications, press books, event programs, and other records of the Bowling Green Woman’s Club, a civic organization in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes some materials relating to its affiliation with the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs.


Archaeology, Women & The Early Church, Konner Dent 2017 Andrews University

Archaeology, Women & The Early Church, Konner Dent

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

No abstract provided.


Letter From Mollie Lee Clifford To Daughter Margaret ("Marty")., Mollie Lee Clifford 2017 University of New England

Letter From Mollie Lee Clifford To Daughter Margaret ("Marty")., Mollie Lee Clifford

Sincerely Yours, Letters From The Maine Women Writers Collection (Multi-Page Items)

Handwritten letter from Mollie Lee Clifford to her daughter Margaret ("Marty"), in which she discusses Nana's health, visiting plans, and other happenings.


Dr. Ignác Semmelweis’S 19th-Century Cure For Deadly Childbed Fever Ignored In Vienna’S Maternity Wards: His Sympathy For Women Victims And Their Newborns Costs Professional Standing, Anna Lisa Ohm 2017 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Dr. Ignác Semmelweis’S 19th-Century Cure For Deadly Childbed Fever Ignored In Vienna’S Maternity Wards: His Sympathy For Women Victims And Their Newborns Costs Professional Standing, Anna Lisa Ohm

Headwaters

No abstract provided.


Eternal Perspectives In Nineteenth-Century Friendship Albums, Jenifer Blouin 2017 Western Michigan University

Eternal Perspectives In Nineteenth-Century Friendship Albums, Jenifer Blouin

The Hilltop Review

It is apparent through the inscriptions made in nineteenth-century friendship albums that the young women who wrote in and owned the albums were highly concerned with eternity, with things they believed would last forever. This preoccupation with eternity raises the question of how young women in the nineteenth century related to time and to religion, both of which are inherently concerned with eternity. These topics will therefore be addressed in brief discussions of how nineteenth-century conceptions of time and the Second Great Awakening affected young women. This will be followed by an examination of the friendship album verses themselves, which ...


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