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The Gladness Of The World: A Celebration Of George Eliot In Words And Music, Beryl Gray Nov 1993

The Gladness Of The World: A Celebration Of George Eliot In Words And Music, Beryl Gray

The George Eliot Review

The Gladness of the World (the title is a quotation of the concluding words of George Eliot's religiously humanistic poem, 'O May I Join the Choir Invisible') was a wide-ranging, often moving, programme of readings of passages from George Eliot, and of music for mezzo-soprano, choir (and choir soloists), and solo instrumentalists.

The rich variety of Gabriel Woolf’s programme of readings in which he was joined by Canon Michael Sadgrove represented the extraordinary scope of the author's achievements, and succeeded both in conveying a sense of the development of her own life, and in bringing before the ...


Maine Women's Lobby News Letter (1993 - November) No. 5, Maine Women's Lobby Staff Nov 1993

Maine Women's Lobby News Letter (1993 - November) No. 5, Maine Women's Lobby Staff

Maine Women's Publications - All

No abstract provided.


Graduate Retention: An Investigation Of Factors Relating To Older Female Graduate Students, Linda Serra Hagedorn Oct 1993

Graduate Retention: An Investigation Of Factors Relating To Older Female Graduate Students, Linda Serra Hagedorn

Linda Serra Hagedorn

While admissions at the undergraduate level are experiencing a surge of students over 30 years of age, the pool of traditionally aged students is declining. These phenomena indicate that older (over age 30) students will also be enrolling in graduate programs in increasing numbers. This paper addresses the issue of retention as it pertains to older female graduate students. Data are examined from a fall 1991 survey and its 1992 followup at a large Midwestern research university. The study evaluated such potential obstacles to female graduation as concern family issues, relationships with faculty and fellow students, difficulty of the coursework ...


Professionalism, Higher Education, And American Culture: Burton J. Bledstein's The Culture Of Professionalism, Mary Ann Dzuback Oct 1993

Professionalism, Higher Education, And American Culture: Burton J. Bledstein's The Culture Of Professionalism, Mary Ann Dzuback

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Research

Burton Bledstein classed his book The Culture of Professionalism with the work of the giants in American academik history. He suggested that his theory of the culture of professionalism ranked in significance with Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier thesis, Charles A. Beard's industrialization theories, and Perry Miller's analysis of Puritanism. Bledstein's fresh historical perspective on higher education and his skepticism regarding professional authority no doubt were shaped by his experiences at elite public and private institutions, the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1959) and Princeton (Ph.D., 1967). He has spent his whole professional ...


Women Of Color Reclaiming Power, Cheng Imm Tan Sep 1993

Women Of Color Reclaiming Power, Cheng Imm Tan

Trotter Review

The following is the address that was given at the Sixth Annual Women of Color Day Celebration at the University of Massachusetts at Boston on March 5, 1993.

In a racist and sexist world, our realities are hardly ever alluded to, let alone affirmed; the way we see ourselves and the way we experience the world is hardly ever reflected in the images we see around us or in the stories we read. We constantly have to translate information in order to make it relevant and applicable to our lives. Our realities, experiences are often discounted, overlooked and ignored. Both ...


Certificate: In Appreciation For 25 Years Of Service, Florida Community College At Jacksonville, Florida Community College At Jacksonville Aug 1993

Certificate: In Appreciation For 25 Years Of Service, Florida Community College At Jacksonville, Florida Community College At Jacksonville

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

No abstract provided.


Maine Women's Lobby News Letter (1993 - August) No. 4, Maine Women's Lobby Staff Aug 1993

Maine Women's Lobby News Letter (1993 - August) No. 4, Maine Women's Lobby Staff

Maine Women's Publications - All

No abstract provided.


The Poetry Of Li-Young Lee: Identity, Androgyny & Feminism, Barbara Qualls Jul 1993

The Poetry Of Li-Young Lee: Identity, Androgyny & Feminism, Barbara Qualls

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In my investigation of Li-Young Lee's poetry, my concerns were two-fold: first, to find evidence of an androgynous quality or ideal; secondly, to demonstrate that ideal as authentically feminist. In the introduction, I investigate the feminist debate about the traditional definition and concept of androgyny, demonstrating the difference between the patriarchal traditional androgyny and the androgynous elements in Lee's poetry.

In Chapter Two, the rose as image and as symbol in Lee's poetry is examined and found to be strikingly androgynous as a symbol. As an image, however, it is more often than not used as a ...


Wreath-Laying In The George Eliot Memorial Gardens Nuneaton, June 27th 1993, John Tounsend Jun 1993

Wreath-Laying In The George Eliot Memorial Gardens Nuneaton, June 27th 1993, John Tounsend

The George Eliot Review

Mr. Chainman, Mr. Mayor, Madam Mayoress, Ladies and Gentlemen, I feel particularly honoured by the invitation to address this distinguished annual gathering, not least because, nowadays at any rate, I have no pretensions to literary scholarship.

Twenty-five years ago I spent a lot of time studying 19th-century novelists. On just such an afternoon as today I sat with my contemporaries arguing the relative merits of these novelists. I have to say that even then George Eliot was not my favourite lady novelist: like any good Yorkshireman I was vociferous in my support of Emily and Charlotte Bronte. But soon after ...


Effect Of A Community Health Center Intervention On Breast Cancer Screening Among Hispanic American Women, Jane G. Zapka, Donald R. Harris, David W. Hosmer, Mary E. Costanza, Edith Mas, Robin S. Barth Jun 1993

Effect Of A Community Health Center Intervention On Breast Cancer Screening Among Hispanic American Women, Jane G. Zapka, Donald R. Harris, David W. Hosmer, Mary E. Costanza, Edith Mas, Robin S. Barth

Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications

OBJECTIVE. A multiple component intervention in a community health center is presented, and its effect on breast cancer screening participation by Hispanic American women between the ages of 45 and 75 years is discussed.

DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING. In 1990, data were collected through a retrospective audit (at least as far back as 1987) of community health center medical records, as well as from a client referral log. The health center, located in a small Massachusetts city, primarily serves clients of Latino heritage.

STUDY DESIGN. The study used a nonexperimental pretest-posttest intervention design to document clients' screening activities. To control ...


A Linguistic Approach To Gender Bias In Student Evaluations Of Teachers, Paula H. Larsen May 1993

A Linguistic Approach To Gender Bias In Student Evaluations Of Teachers, Paula H. Larsen

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

Few people would deny that discrimination occurs in American society today. In spite of extensive national and local legislation intended to safeguard the rights of every individual, discrimination still exists although, of necessity, it is more insidious, often to the point of invisibility to all but those directly affected by it. Many groups of people experience discrimination in their everyday lives--Blacks, Hispanics, Vietnamese, physically handicapped persons, and the elderly--to name just a few. Another segment of our society, women, also experience discrimination.


Paintings And Drawings In Willa Cather's Prose: A Catalogue Raisonné, Polly P. Duryea May 1993

Paintings And Drawings In Willa Cather's Prose: A Catalogue Raisonné, Polly P. Duryea

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

Paintings and Drawings in Willa Cather's Prose: A Catalogue Raisonné considers the specific artists and their visual art that greatly influenced Willa Cather's textual compositions. The Catalogue draws upon the author's research of Cather-related art from both American and European libraries and art museums. This art includes painting, drawing, illustration, and tapestry. A detailed and alphabetized list of selected artists and paintings that Cather preferred is provided. The artists are cross-referenced with Cather's own statements about their work or style. Included is biographical data for each artist, the named work of art, and often the date ...


Maine Women's Lobby News Letter (1993 - April) No. 3, Maine Women's Lobby Staff Apr 1993

Maine Women's Lobby News Letter (1993 - April) No. 3, Maine Women's Lobby Staff

Maine Women's Publications - All

No abstract provided.


Aggressive Dating Behavior Among College Students, Felicia D. Flowers Apr 1993

Aggressive Dating Behavior Among College Students, Felicia D. Flowers

Masters Theses

Past studies have revealed that people with traditional gender role views are often involved in dating violence. This study examines both male and female athletes and non-athletes in terms of traditional gender role views and dating violence. Athletes and non-athletes are an important focus because literature is virtually silent on these two populations in terms of dating violence. The researcher surveyed 188 undergraduate students attending Western Michigan University on their attitudes and experiences concerning gender role views, athletic involvement, and history of dating violence, respectively. The results indicate that gender role views and athletic participation appeared to have no significant ...


The Effects Of Educational Programs About Rape On The Attitudes Of First Year Urban University Students, Mary Jodine Wolford Apr 1993

The Effects Of Educational Programs About Rape On The Attitudes Of First Year Urban University Students, Mary Jodine Wolford

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

This study investigated the effects of educational programs on first-year college students' attitudes toward rape. Subjects included 132 male and female (60 and 72, respectively) first-year students in an urban university who were selected randomly for participation. Each participant was assigned randomly to one of four treatment conditions: lecture-style programs, videotape programs, role play programs, or control. Data were collected in three phases: one pretest and two posttests. Attitudes toward rape were measured using the General Attitudes Toward Rape scale. Data were analyzed using Multiple Analysis of Covariance (MANCOVA) and Analyses of Covariance (ANCOVA). Findings included no significant differences due ...


The Red Hawk's Cry, Malaika Anne King Apr 1993

The Red Hawk's Cry, Malaika Anne King

Institute for the Humanities Theses

The Red Hawk's Cry, a collection of twenty-eight poems, is arranged in three sections. "Calling It Back," the first section, consists of eight poems. The title and the poem rely on the concept of resurrecting people, the past, and pieces of the self in order to release them. Several of the poems' subjects are childhood and the personal mythology one weaves growing up. "Dialogue" has nine poems which revolve around relationships with lovers and friends. Though there appears to be a chronological order, the poems are placed more for interplay than for a constructed time line. The final section ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 68, No. 45, Wku Student Affairs Mar 1993

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 68, No. 45, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Good, Epha. Yet Another Budget Cut is Looming
  • Broadbent, Stephanie. Faculty Senate Wants More Progress – Budget
  • Gagliardi, Melissa. Spring Break: Students Feel Blizzard’s Bite – Winter, Snow
  • Good, Epha. Fraternity Pranks Involve Goat Heads, Firecrackers, Fun – Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Chi
  • Vaughn, Beth, et al. Country Music Still Popular at Western
  • Sweeten-Garner, Lena. Women Restricted by Dangerous Society
  • Hofmann, Martin. Editorial Cartoon WKU Atlas Holding NCAA World
  • Brown, Larry. Homosexuality Forum for Everyone – Lambda Society, Gays, Lesbians ...


Maine Women's Lobby News Letter (1993 - March) No. 2, Maine Women's Lobby Staff Mar 1993

Maine Women's Lobby News Letter (1993 - March) No. 2, Maine Women's Lobby Staff

Maine Women's Publications - All

No abstract provided.


"But Whoever Treasures Freedom...": The Right To Travel And Extraterritorial Abortions, Seth F. Kreimer Mar 1993

"But Whoever Treasures Freedom...": The Right To Travel And Extraterritorial Abortions, Seth F. Kreimer

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


The Paradox Of Ideology, Justin Schwartz Jan 1993

The Paradox Of Ideology, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

A standard problem with the objectivity of social scientific theory in particular is that it is either self-referential, in which case it seems to undermine itself as ideology, or self-excepting, which seem pragmatically self-refuting. Using the example of Marx and his theory of ideology, I show how self-referential theories that include themselves in their scope of explanation can be objective. Ideology may be roughly defined as belief distorted by class interest. I show how Marx thought that natural science was informed by class interest but not therefore necessarily ideology. Capitalists have an interest in understanding the natural world (to a ...


Women In Engineering: Factors Affecting Persistence And Attrition In College Majors , Kathleen Galvin Schaefers Jan 1993

Women In Engineering: Factors Affecting Persistence And Attrition In College Majors , Kathleen Galvin Schaefers

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examined factors related to persistence in engineering and related college majors, with attention to women's experiences. Participants were 278 upper-class undergraduates (135 women and 143 men) who as freshmen entered the college of engineering at a large midwestern university. Persisters in engineering, physical science, and mathematics were compared with those who did not persist. Participants completed a survey questionnaire, including variables predicted by self-efficacy theory (Bandura, 1986), expectancy-valence theory (Vroom, 1964), and interest congruence theory (Holland, 1973). Social support/environmental barriers, grade point averages, pre-college ability, and interests also were included. Four sources of self-efficacy information (personal ...


Virginia Woolf's "Between The Acts" As An Extension Of Woolf's Feminist Polemics, Patricia Ann Hoppe Jan 1993

Virginia Woolf's "Between The Acts" As An Extension Of Woolf's Feminist Polemics, Patricia Ann Hoppe

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Iowa Women As Tourists And Consumers Of Souvenirs , Luella Faye Anderson Jan 1993

Iowa Women As Tourists And Consumers Of Souvenirs , Luella Faye Anderson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study describes how Iowa women tourists differ in their travel behavior, souvenir purchases, and the status of textiles and clothing in the souvenir market. Interviews characterized 42 women, half each in the early-adulthood (EA) and middle-adulthood (MA) eras of Levinson (1978, 1986). Seven were unmarried. Reported annual family incomes were \75,000;Trip-planning styles and souvenir-purchase styles classify the informants into five groups. Group I, Low-involvement Travelers, were in EA, made unplanned souvenir purchases, and were minimal trip planners. These nine formed the least well-traveled group of any, and made the lowest average number of purchases of personal souvenirs ...


Portrayals Of Successful Women: A Comparison Of Traditional And New Women's Magazines From 1980 To 1989, Hsiao-Ching Liu Jan 1993

Portrayals Of Successful Women: A Comparison Of Traditional And New Women's Magazines From 1980 To 1989, Hsiao-Ching Liu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Agricultural Reforms In Lithuania: Implications For Rural Women, Farmers And Municipalities , Caroline Schipper-Peters Jan 1993

Agricultural Reforms In Lithuania: Implications For Rural Women, Farmers And Municipalities , Caroline Schipper-Peters

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Lithuania is confronted with a period of profound change in agricultural structures and rural society. Efforts to privatize agriculture, and to bring the existing enterprises in line with the conditions of the market economy, create new opportunities and constraints for all parties. This research directs attention to the role and activities of various types of farmers, municipal officials, and rural women in the transformation process;Three different levels of change are taken into account: the macro level of the Lithuanian government's redefined role in economic and agricultural restructuring; the meso level of local and regional municipal officials' responses to ...


Metaphor, Truth And The Mobile Imagination In The Mill On The Floss, John Rignall Jan 1993

Metaphor, Truth And The Mobile Imagination In The Mill On The Floss, John Rignall

The George Eliot Review

The relationship, and conflict, between brother and sister that lies at the heart of The Mill on the Floss involves not only important differences of character and gender, but also radically different modes of thought and expression. The contrast between narrow- minded Tom and large-souled Maggie is, among other things, a contrast between different forms of knowledge and different ways of using language. For Tom, with his 'conscious rectitude of purpose' and 'narrowness of imagination and intellect', 1 knowledge is unquestioning, unhesitating, and immune to doubt. No shadow of epistemological uncertainty dims the harsh light by which he sees and ...


Martha Barclay To Issac Evans, Kathleen Adams Jan 1993

Martha Barclay To Issac Evans, Kathleen Adams

The George Eliot Review

Martha Barclay (nee Jackson) was a school-fellow of George Eliot's in Coventry in the 1830's. It was Martha who initiated the choice of flower names for herself and her friend - Ivy (constancy) for herself and Clematis (mental beauty) for George Eliot. Letters from George Eliot to Martha have been published in Volume 1 of The George Eliot Letters edited by Gordon S. Haight (1954), but Martha had been pressed by John Cross to allow him to publish them in his biography. This she refused because she felt she could not trust George Eliot's widower to select satisfactorily ...


Message Of Greeting From The Fellowship President, Jonathan G. Ouvry Jan 1993

Message Of Greeting From The Fellowship President, Jonathan G. Ouvry

The George Eliot Review

I write my annual greeting to members of the George Eliot Fellowship surrounded by inspiring objects. To my right not one, but two bronzes, John Letts's bust of George Eliot and his statue miniature, the latter next to a beautifully bound 1863 Tauchnitz copy of Romola Vol I (what happened to Vol 11 I wonder?) inscribed 'Blanche Southwood Lewes from her mother Florence, April 1892'. I first read Romola when on holiday, but unfortunately not in Florence, and found it hard to understand why it has acquired the reputation of being George Eliot's most difficult novel.


Mythic Perspectives In George Eliot's Fiction, Joseph Wiesenfarth Jan 1993

Mythic Perspectives In George Eliot's Fiction, Joseph Wiesenfarth

The George Eliot Review

George Eliot developed a systematic sense of myth and mythmaking when she read and translated D.F. Strauss's Das Leben Jesu kritish bearbeitet into The Life of Jesus Critically Examined (1846). Strauss carries on his monumental work of demythologizing the gospels by affirming that myth represents the truth of human feelings and aspirations and that these themselves are an expression of the Idea that divinity and humanity are to be united. This Hegelian theory of the place of primitive Christianity in the evolution of man's historical destiny depends for its elaboration on the conception of myth that Strauss ...


George Eliot To William Blackwood Iii: Two Unpublished Letters, David Finkelstein Jan 1993

George Eliot To William Blackwood Iii: Two Unpublished Letters, David Finkelstein

The George Eliot Review

George Eliot's business and personal relations with John Blackwood, head of the Edinburgh publishing firm William Blackwood & Sons from 1852-1879, have been well documented in Gordon Haight's detailed biographical study and his edition of her letters. On John's death in 1879, his nephew William Blackwood III took over the running of the firm, and continued maintaining close business and personal contact with George Eliot until her death on 22 December 1880. Two unpublished letters relating to the death of William' s brother George Frederick Blackwood, found in MS. 30,039 of the Blackwood files in the National ...